Risk mitigation

Forecasting and impairment tips for an unprecedented time

The economic slump resulting from the pandemic has increased the risk of asset write-downs and added to the pressure on auditors to scrutinize impairment models. Company boards also are paying more attention to forecasting and impairment.

Quiz: Are you prepared to audit fraud risk during a pandemic?

With so many organizations financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and making an abrupt shift to remote working, there’s a perfect storm for increased fraud in financial statements. Take this quiz to see if you know your responsibilities for auditing fraud risks in your engagements.

Assessing audit risks during the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has caused the risks of material misstatement and fraud to change substantially for many audit clients. Here’s how practitioners can continue delivering high-quality audits in this environment.

Auditing fraud risk during a pandemic

Fraud risk in the financial statements has been elevated amid the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s what practitioners need to know as they audit the risks of fraud during their engagements.

Capex risk management during the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted companies' capital project plans, not only this year but most likely for the foreseeable future. This five-step risk-modeling approach can help finance leaders identify company vulnerabilities and capital expenditure opportunities.

COVID-19 decisions create data dilemma for businesses

The rush to set up and support remote working arrangements kept companies operating despite pandemic-related quarantines, but the swift shift to the cloud could mean that regulatory problems loom on the horizon. The first question that must be answered: Where is my data?

Handling nondisclosure compilations amid the pandemic

Compilations of financial statements that omit substantially all disclosures can provide challenges for CPAs as the pandemic hurts clients’ businesses. Here’s how CPAs can handle the challenging judgments in these engagements.

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Preparing the statement of cash flows

This instructive white paper outlines common pitfalls in the preparation of the statement of cash flows, resources to minimize these risks, and four critical skills your staff will need as you approach necessary changes to the process.

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Keeping you informed and prepared amid the COVID-19 crisis

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.