Audit & assurance

Audit committee cybersecurity disclosures rising in proxy statements

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.

How auditors can enhance the reliability of non-GAAP reporting

Practitioners are not required to provide an opinion on non-GAAP measures during a financial statement audit, but they can be engaged to perform additional procedures related to this information, according to a new Center for Audit Quality report.

More flexibility for agreed-upon procedures

Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 19, Agreed-Upon Procedures Engagements, provides practitioners more flexibility for performing agreed-upon procedures engagements.

Provider Relief Funds included in audit determination, HHS says

Nonfederal entities and for-profit entities are required to include Provider Relief Fund payments in the reported total annual federal fund expenditures that determine whether they meet the $750,000 threshold that triggers audit requirements, the US Department of Health and Human Services announced.

Answers to 4 common accounting and auditing questions

New FASB rules have led to a host of new accounting and auditing questions for financial statement preparers and auditors. Some of the most frequently asked questions were answered at the AICPA’s ENGAGE 2020 virtual conference.

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Get your clients ready for tax season

These year-end tax planning strategies address recent tax law changes enacted to help taxpayers deal with the pandemic, such as tax credits for sick leave and family leave and new rules for retirement plan distributions, as well as techniques for putting your clients in the best possible tax position.

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