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2012 Editions of the Handbooks from IAASB, IESBA, and IPSASB

Jul 2, 2012 | New York, New York | English

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) today announced the availability of the 2012 editions of the handbooks from the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA), and International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB).

2012 Handbook of International Quality Control, Auditing, Review, Other Assurance, and Related Services Pronouncements
The 2012 edition includes two new standards: ISAE 3410—Assurance Engagements on Greenhouse Gas Statements and ISAE 3420—Assurance Engagements to Report on the Compilation of Pro Forma Financial Information Included in a Prospectus. It also includes IAPN 1000—Special Considerations in Auditing Financial Instruments, and revised versions of the Preface, ISA 315—Identifying and Assessing the Risks of Material Misstatement through Understanding the Entity and Its Environment, ISA 610—Using the Work of Internal Auditors and conforming amendments to other ISAs as a result of this revision, and ISRS 4410—Engagements to Compile Financial Statements. It will be available in July and can be pre-ordered here.

2012 Handbook of the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants
The 2012 edition includes a new introduction and editorial amendments. It will be available in July and can be pre-ordered here.

2012 Handbook of International Public Sector Accounting Pronouncements
The 2012 edition includes a new standard: IPSAS 32, Service Concession Arrangements: Grantor. IPSAS 32 is effective for annual financial statements covering periods beginning on or after January 1, 2014. The 2012 handbook also incorporates the amendments made as a result of the IPSASB’s 2011 Improvements Project, as well as a revised Terms of Reference and Preface to International Public Sector Accounting Standards. The IPSASB handbook is currently available and can be ordered here.

The material contained in the handbooks was developed by the IAASB, IESBA, and IPSASB, respectively. The structures and processes that support the operations of these independent standard-setting boards, including publishing the handbooks, are facilitated by IFAC.

About IFAC
IFAC 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 167 members and associates in 127 countries and jurisdictions, representing approximately 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.

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