Audit & assurance

Audit tips for a pandemic-changed environment

Auditors have a lot to think about as clients experience supply chain disruptions, staff shortages, and new processes and procedures. Here’s what firms need to focus on in this challenging environment.

What auditors need to know about ESG issues

Regulators and standard setters are making ESG disclosures a bigger area of emphasis. But even current standards require ESG-related risks to be considered, and auditors need to know how to audit this information.

Diving deeper into smaller frauds due to COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has created special challenges for practitioners to consider related to fraud. In the current environment, smaller instances of fraud, many times immaterial to an audit, are now becoming significant and need additional attention.

PCAOB gets new chairperson, board members

Erica Williams has been named chairperson of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. She will be joined on the board by Christina Ho, Kara Stein and Tony Thompson. Duane DesParte will continue his service on the board and will serve as acting chairperson until Williams is sworn in.

Journal-entry testing using Excel

In this example walk-through, learn how to use Microsoft’s spreadsheet application to perform several tasks, including sampling.

New standard sharpens focus on risk-based auditing

The AICPA Auditing Standards Board issued a new standard designed to help auditors determine the areas that pose the greatest risks of material misstatement in an audit engagement and spend more of their time performing procedures in those areas.

Where to find June’s flipbook issue

The Journal of Accountancy is now completely digital. 

 

 

 

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Better decision-making with data analytics

Data analytics has become a hot topic, but many organizations have not yet managed to understand its potential, let alone put it to work. This report will take a deep-dive on how to best introduce or enhance the use of data in decision-making.