Performing an audit

ASB enhances communication in auditors’ reports

The AICPA Auditing Standards Board issued standards that are designed to improve auditors’ ability to communicate in auditors’ reports and align generally accepted auditing standards with those of other standard-setting bodies.

What ‘dry runs’ reveal about critical audit matters

The new reporting model for public company audits requires practitioners to disclose “critical audit matters” that arise during their work. A new Center for Audit Quality report examines the results of “dry runs” that are designed to help firms develop methodologies for determining and reporting critical audit matters.

Strategies for quality work in single audits

Careful testing and thorough documentation are among the keys for quality single audit performance described by Laurie De Armond, CPA, in her summary of observations from the AICPA Not-for-Profit Industry Conference.

11 tips for success with single audits

As a new regulation takes effect for single audits, practitioners need to plan carefully, and test and document skillfully as they perform this specialized work for clients.

PCAOB to vote on naming engagement partner

The PCAOB plans to meet next week to vote on a final standard that would create a new form naming the engagement partner on public company audits as well as other firms that participated in the audit.

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What RPA is and how it works

Robotic process automation is like an Excel macro that can work on multiple applications, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA. RPA can complete routine, repetitive tasks such as data entry, freeing up employee time from lower-level chores.