Auditing


 


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AUDITING

Before dissolving itself on July 31, the Independence Standards Board approves issuance, as a staff report, of a conceptual framework for auditor independence. This theoretical structure focuses on auditor independence as a means of improving the quality of audits—and of expanding investors’ faith in financial statements—in order to optimize the allocation of capital ( http://cpaindependence.org/upload/Staff+Report,+A+Conceptual+Framework
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PODCAST

What’s next for potential CPA licensure changes

A new model proposed by NASBA and the AICPA is designed with an eye on the future for newly licensed CPAs. The AICPA's Carl Mayes, CPA, provides background on the project and a look ahead to 2020.

VIDEO

What RPA is and how it works

Robotic process automation is like an Excel macro that can work on multiple applications, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA. RPA can complete routine, repetitive tasks such as data entry, freeing up employee time from lower-level chores.