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IFAC Releases 2009 Handbook of International Standards on Auditing and Quality Control
The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has released the 2009 Handbook of International Standards on Auditing and Quality Control. The handbook can be downloaded from the IFAC online bookstore (www.ifac.org/store), and print copies can be ordered for shipment in early May.
The handbook brings together all the International Standards on Auditing and the International Standard on Quality Control that have been redrafted by the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) to improve their clarity. It also includes a Glossary of Terms and the Preface to the International Standards on Quality Control, Auditing, Review, Other Assurance and Related Services. These become effective on December 15, 2009. This handbook replaces Part II of the 2008 Handbook of International Standards on Auditing, Assurance, and Ethics Pronouncements.
Part I of the 2008 Handbook of International Auditing, Assurance, and Ethics Pronouncements will remain in effect during 2009. It contains pronouncements on auditing, review, other assurance, and related services issued by the IAASB as of January 1, 2008. It also includes the IFAC Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants, issued by the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants. The pronouncements on auditing in Part I of the 2008 Handbook of International Auditing, Assurance, and Ethics Pronouncements will remain in effect up to December 14, 2009; thereafter, they will be replaced by those contained in the 2009 handbook.
How to Order
The 2009 Handbook of International Standards on Auditing and Quality Control can be downloaded in PDF format or ordered for US$85.00 plus shipping from the IFAC online bookstore (www.ifac.org/store). Discounts are available for students, academics, and individuals living in developing countries, as well as for orders of 10 or more copies. Orders can also be placed by calling IFAC at +1 (212) 471-8722.
About the IAASB and IFAC
The objective of the IAASB, an independent standard-setting board within IFAC, is to serve the public interest by setting high-quality auditing and assurance standards and by facilitating the convergence of international and national standards, thereby enhancing the quality and uniformity of practice throughout the world and strengthening public confidence in the global auditing and assurance profession. The Public Interest Oversight Board oversees the activities of the IAASB, and, as one element of that oversight, establishes the criteria for its due process and working procedures.
IFAC (www.ifac.org) is the global organization for the accountancy profession dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. IFAC is comprised of 158 members and associates in 123 countries and jurisdictions, representing more than 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce. In addition to setting international auditing and assurance standards through the IAASB, IFAC, through its independent standard-setting boards, sets ethics, education, and public sector accounting standards. It also issues guidance to encourage high-quality performance by professional accountants in business.