International


The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) proposed four international auditing standards (ISAs) ( www.ifac.org/guidance/exd-outstanding.php ): ISA 600 (revised), The Audit of Group Financial Statements; ISA 260 (revised), The Auditor’s Communication with Those Charged with Governance; ISA 705, Modifications to the Opinion in the Independent Auditor’s Report, and ISA 706, Emphasis of Matter Paragraphs and Other Matters Paragraphs in the Independent Auditor’s Report, derived from ISA 701, Modifications to the Independent Auditor’s Report. Comments are due July 31, 2005.

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