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
+for.doc ).

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