Some improvement in audit performance was identified during 2020 PCAOB inspections compared with the previous year, according to a board staff report.
A CPA leader, the subject of the October Last Word feature, shares her interest in the Harry Potter book series and why she sought better training for staff at a government agency.
Amid continuing pandemic-related challenges, auditors have opportunities to maintain and improve the quality they deliver to clients and the public.
The AICPA Auditing Standards Board issued a new standard designed to help auditors determine the areas that pose the greatest risks of material misstatement in an audit engagement and spend more of their time performing procedures in those areas.
Advances in technology have resulted in the availability of volumes of new information to companies and their auditors. PCAOB staff guidance discusses the implications of this new information for the audit.
Practitioners can take simple steps to make sure information newly included in auditors’ reports is understandable to investors.
Practitioners are focusing on new standards, processes, and requirements heading into the fourth quarter of an unusual year.
The PCAOB issued a second supplementary request for comment on a proposal designed to enhance the lead auditor’s role in overseeing other auditors outside the firm that issues the auditor’s report.
The Center for Audit Quality has published a resource that describes management and auditors’ responsibilities related to climate-related risk reporting.
In part 2 of a series, hear or read more about the role of audit data analytics in the continuing transformation of auditing.
Over the last several weeks, HHS has established in its PRF FAQs that the reporting in the PRF Reporting Portal will be based on when PRF payments were received.
Proposed quality management standards presented by the AICPA Auditing Standards Board would require audit firms to customize their processes in accordance with their individual risks.
Careful analysis and thought-provoking discussion contribute to high-quality risk assessment in auditing. A proposed new standard is designed to lead to improvement in this area.
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board proposed a framework that would guide its actions when its oversight activities are stymied by authorities in other jurisdictions.
Interest in special-purpose acquisition companies is growing among investors and regulators. The Center for Audit Quality has considerations for auditors and audit committees to keep in mind regarding SPACs.
The AICPA Auditing Standards Board has extended the comment period through Aug. 31 for an exposure draft of three interrelated proposed standards that would change the way firms manage quality in their accounting and auditing practices.
The effects of the coronavirus pandemic on companies’ financial reporting will be a focus of the PCAOB’s inspections in 2021. The board also will strive to become less predictable in the audits and subject areas reviewed by inspectors.
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has formed a new, 18-person advisory group that will provide insights for the board’s standard-setting activities.
It can be difficult for a CPA to decide how to proceed if they identify or suspect a client’s or employer’s noncompliance with laws or regulations. New proposals are designed to help CPAs fulfill their ethical responsibilities.
These tips can help practitioners as they audit financial statements of clients affected by the coronavirus pandemic.