How auditors can test inventory without a site visit

Inventory counts for March 31 year-end financial statements are a challenge for auditors during the coronavirus outbreak. But there are a few methods that can provide sufficient appropriate evidence of inventory even when the auditor can’t make a site visit.

PCAOB provides firms opportunity for inspection relief

A relief period of up to 45 days from PCAOB inspections will be available to audit firms that request relief. Firms that wish to use all or part of the 45-day period can reach out to their designated PCAOB inspections point of contact.

Accounting for cloud computing: What you need to know

Get insight on implementing the updated accounting rules related to cloud computing implementation costs associated with a service arrangement, which are in effect for public companies now and will be required for all other entities later this year.


Keeping you informed and prepared amid the coronavirus outbreak

We’re gathering the latest news stories along with relevant columns, tips, podcasts, and videos on this page, along with curated items from our archives to help with uncertainty and disruption.


Excel walk-through: Sparklines

Want to liven up your spreadsheets with some color and graphical elements? Kelly L. Williams, CPA, Ph.D., shows how to use Excel sparklines, which illustrate data trends and patterns via small charts that fit in a single Excel cell.