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The proposed SAS represents the redrafting of the superseded SASs to apply the ASB’s clarity drafting conventions and to converge with International Standard on Auditing (ISA) 560, Subsequent Events.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

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.

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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.