The PCAOB’s staff is asking whether the board’s standards adequately address auditors’ use of specialists, which is becoming more common as business transactions become more complex.
Performing an audit
The AICPA released a six-point plan with recommendations for improving audit quality, which covers several stages in the process of being or becoming an auditor.
The PCAOB voted to reorganize its standards to make them easier to navigate and follow the flow of an audit.
Learn how proper coordination between the group auditor and component auditors enables compliance with the standards.
Internal auditors are confident in their ability to identify emerging risks in a timely manner, but they may be facing a talent shortage, according to a new report.
The varied roles of internal auditors, external auditors, and audit committees often intersect. A new report describes how they can work together for mutual benefit.
Root cause analysis of audit issues has the potential to bring about significant improvements in audit quality, audit regulators said while presenting results of a global survey of audit inspection findings.
Following this five-step process can help auditors avoid a common psychological trap and the risk that they will overlook important contradictory evidence.
Five common judgment biases can have a negative impact on accounting and auditing decisions. Learn how to spot these biases, and take a short quiz to see how they can affect your judgment.
A new standard released by the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board changes rules about how auditors will communicate about their work in their reports.
In a new concept of practice monitoring the AICPA envisions for the future, peer reviewers and firms will use a new technology platform to enable more thorough analysis and provide more timely feedback for accounting, auditing and attestation engagements.
Revenue recognition and internal control over financial reporting are among the key risk factors in the 2014 audit cycle, according to an alert by the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ). The alert details seven key areas of potential risk in auditors’ work.
PCAOB Chairman James Doty hopes the board will complete a standard early next year that will require the naming of the engagement partner and other firms participating in U.S. public company audits.
Recent changes to U.S. GAAP do not change public company auditors’ responsibilities for following existing PCAOB standards when considering a company’s ability to continue as a going concern, the PCAOB said Monday. In a staff audit practice alert, the PCAOB said current auditing requirements remain in force in light of
The AICPA Auditing Standards Board (ASB) is proposing moving a section of its attestation standards into generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS). Engagements performed under existing AT Section 501, An Examination of an Entity’s Internal Control Over Financial Reporting That Is Integrated With an Audit of Its Financial Statements, as well
Editor’s note: This is the second article in a series of articles about application of the group audits standard. For the first article in the series, see “The Scoop on Group Audits: You May Have Them, Even Though You Think You Don’t.” There is a lot to consider when evaluating
A new PCAOB related-party auditing standard may cause audit firms to revise their audit plans and methodologies to ensure that newly required procedures are fully incorporated into all phases of the audit. The PCAOB issued Auditing Standard (AS) No. 18, Related Parties, on June 10 along with amendments to auditing
The AICPA Auditing Standards Board (ASB) on Thursday issued two interpretations that are designed to help governmental pension plans, participating employers, and their auditors as they implement new GASB standards. Governmental multiple-employer pension plans and their participating employers are facing numerous accounting and auditing issues as a result of GASB
The PCAOB staff on Thursday issued new guidance for SEC-registered auditors of brokers and dealers as they make the transition to PCAOB standards from the generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) that previously governed such audits. The staff guidance highlights relevant requirements for audits and attestation engagements. It also provides direction
New PCAOB rules approved Tuesday are designed to strengthen auditors’ scrutiny of related-party transactions and significant unusual transactions. Auditing Standard No. 18, Related Parties, requires the auditor to perform specific procedures to evaluate a company’s identification of, accounting for, and disclosure of the transactions and relationships between a company and