The PCAOB is urging audit firms to take steps to bring about higher quality in audits of brokers and dealers, according to a report issued Friday.
Noncompliance with the Audit Documentation standard is the most common cause of material nonconformity in audits. Take this quiz to find out how well you understand what is required.
Amanda Wilkie, chief information officer at WithumSmith+Brown, explains how blockchain could promote continuous auditing.
Accountants in all industries can play a meaningful role in the mitigation of model risk at their organizations.
Presenters at the inaugural AICPA ENGAGE conference discussed some of the most important issues in the accounting profession, in areas including technology and client management.
Changes are sought for auditing accounting estimates and use of the work of specialists.
The audit report gets major changes for the first time in decades.
Mandy Nelson, CPA, a partner in KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice, says training professionals to understand and apply standards requires a careful analysis of how much time should be devoted to each of the most challenging topics.
Engagement partner expertise and firm specialization are among the factors that correlate with quality performance in a single audit.
The AICPA issued technical questions and answers that address reporting on financial statements developed using an inappropriate set of standards.
Auditors involved with exempt offering documents will be subject to new requirements under Statement on Auditing Standards No. 133, which the Auditing Standards Board issued.
A CAQ alert discusses challenging areas.
The standard is meant to clarify auditors' responsibilities.
Audits of U.S. companies increasingly require accountants to manage the challenges and risks of dealing with multiple foreign jurisdictions.
Whether it means taking external auditors into executive session or getting candid opinions on staff, audit committee members need to provide strong oversight to help the organization thrive and survive.
Audit committees have new information to consider as a result of a new PCAOB rule requiring the naming of the engagement partner and other firms participating in the audit.
Embracing technology and making changes in your firm now will help your firm succeed in the future as new technologies enable auditors to provide more value to clients.
Attention to the right details during planning can save time and enhance audit quality.
Auditor’s reports will provide more information to financial statement users under new rules.
Steer clear of three common misconceptions about documentation that can derail an otherwise high-quality audit.