Fraud


The PCAOB reminded auditors to be diligent about fraud in a report that draws on important or recurring observations made during the board’s inspection of audit work performed by registered public accounting firms.

The report addresses several topics, including:

Auditors’ overall approach to the detection of financial fraud.

Required brainstorming sessions and fraud-related inquiries.

Auditors’ response to fraud risk factors.

Financial statement misstatements.

Fraud associated with management override of controls.

The report does not change, propose to change or provide new interpretations of any existing standards. The report’s purpose is to generally focus auditors on being diligent about their fraud-related responsibilities and to provide information that audit committees may find useful in working with auditors.

The report is available at www.pcaobus.org/Inspections/Other/2007/01-22_Release_2007-001.pdf.

SPONSORED REPORT

Tax reform changes are now in effect

With all the recent tax law changes, this year it’s more important than ever to make sure your clients’ tax situations are squared away before year end. This report provides necessary guidance to ensure 2019 starts without a hitch.

PODCAST

Using drones to enhance audits

Hermann Sidhu, CPA, global assurance digital leader at EY, walks us through EY’s exciting new project to use drones to help audit large warehouses and outdoor inventories.