The AICPA has published a white paper designed to help practitioners perform SOC for Service Organization reports on companies that use blockchain to deliver services to customers.
Audit & assurance
With so many organizations financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and making an abrupt shift to remote working, there’s a perfect storm for increased fraud in financial statements. Take this quiz to see if you know your responsibilities for auditing fraud risks in your engagements.
The AICPA staff has posted new FAQ guidance on issues related to System and Organization Controls 2 and 3 (SOC 2 and SOC 3) engagements.
The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically disrupted the focus and procedures involved in many audits. These tips provide best practices, fraud considerations and new procedures practitioners may wish to use.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused the risks of material misstatement and fraud to change substantially for many audit clients. Here’s how practitioners can continue delivering high-quality audits in this environment.
The limited assurance obtained by a practitioner in a review engagement is clarified in a standard issued by the AICPA Auditing Standards Board.
Critical audit matters have more value when they provide entity-specific language and avoid boilerplate, experts say.
PCAOB inspectors will focus more in 2021 on industries and audit areas that have experienced disruption as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Inspectors also will try to become more unpredictable in the audits and areas they examine.
New PCAOB requirements for communicating critical audit matters give practitioners an opportunity to provide additional transparency to financial statement users. A Center for Audit Quality study shows how auditors are delivering this information.
Fraud risk in the financial statements has been elevated amid the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s what practitioners need to know as they audit the risks of fraud during their engagements.
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board issued amendments that are designed to align its independence requirements with SEC rules that were updated in 2019 and 2020.
A proposed standard issued by the AICPA Auditing Standards Board would give practitioners more guidance on auditing management’s estimates of fair value, including on the use of pricing services.
A new standard and the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic make auditing revenue recognition difficult. These tips can help.
This article outlines steps CPAs should consider when developing strategic audit plans for their own clients.
In an effort to boost audit quality, the AICPA Peer Review Program is monitoring for instances where firms misunderstand the risk assessment standards. Data suggests that auditors need to devote more attention to assessing the risk of material misstatement and designing appropriate procedures.
Practitioners can provide services to clients related to cybersecurity beyond their financial statement auditing role, according to a newly published report from the Center for Audit Quality.
How well do auditors perform in assessing and responding to risks of material misstatement? New research provides some answers.
The SEC adopted amendments that are designed to reduce situations that trigger independence rule violations in situations that don’t necessarily impair an auditor’s objectivity or impartiality.
Disclosures around oversight of cybersecurity risk by audit committees are increasing in public company proxy statements, according to a yearly analysis released by the Center for Audit Quality and Audit Analytics. But other disclosures have leveled off in recent years.
Practitioners will be able to perform a new engagement known as a direct examination for clients under a new standard published by the AICPA Auditing Standards Board (ASB).