Auditing


The AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board issued Proposed Statement on Auditing Standards, Subsequent Events and Subsequently Discovered Facts. The proposal would supersede AU sections 530, Dating of the Independent Auditor’s Report, 560, Subsequent Events, 561, Subsequent Discovery of Facts Existing at the Date of the Auditor’s Report, and paragraphs .71–.73 of AU section 508, Reports on Audited Financial Statements. The exposure draft is available at tinyurl.com/cs9yg5.

 

The proposed SAS represents the redrafting of the superseded SASs to apply the ASB’s clarity drafting conventions and to converge with International Standard on Auditing (ISA) 560, Subsequent Events. Comments are due July 15.

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