Auditing

6-month delay granted for peer reviews

The AICPA Peer Review Board voted to grant automatic six-month extensions for peer reviews, corrective actions and implementation plans with original due dates between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30 of this year.

Pandemic places accounting, auditing rules in flux

As the coronavirus gripped the world, regulators, standard setters, and others moved to adjust rules and effective dates that are important to businesses, CPAs, and their clients. Meanwhile, CPA Exam candidates will have additional opportunities for testing during an emergency testing period.

Tips for navigating CPA challenges related to PPP

The Paycheck Protection Program has created a lifeline for small businesses — and challenges for CPAs. A new document published by the AICPA Center for Plain English Accounting contains guidance for CPAs to consider as they navigate these issues.

Perceptions about analytics-aided audit quality

Audit firms are increasingly performing audits using data and analytics tools and techniques and have invested substantial resources in recent years into new technologies. However, auditors have expressed concerns about how external reviewers will scrutinize these approaches.

ASB delays effective dates of SASs No. 134–140

A vote by the AICPA Auditing Standards Board delayed by one year the effective dates of seven private company auditing standards. Among other things, the standards are generally related to the AICPA's new auditor reporting rules.

Tips for auditing with changed controls during the pandemic

Because business volume and activities have changed significantly for many clients, auditors face new challenges related to auditing with changes in internal control. Here’s how practitioners can adjust to the changes and deliver a high-quality audit.

ASB to consider one-year deferral of effective dates

The AICPA Auditing Standards Board will consider on April 20 on whether to defer for one year the effective dates of Statements on Auditing Standards No. 134 through 140. The deferral is being considered to give firms relief amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Going concern tips for auditors during the pandemic

The going concern basis of accounting is likely to be used more frequently as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Here is what auditors need to know as they fulfill their duties related to going concern.

Creating webinars to answer client questions

The coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a flood of tax, audit and other accounting-related questions. Webinars offer CPAs an efficient way to tackle topics affecting large numbers of clients, staff or other stakeholders.

Addressing pandemic-related audit challenges

Auditors face many new challenges as they work through the coronavirus pandemic. The AICPA Center for Plain English Accounting has posted new guidance on handling those challenges.

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