Despite pandemic-related concerns about the ability of auditors to work effectively, 98% of audit committee members said in a new survey that audit quality either increased or stayed the same over the past year.
Audit & Assurance
The Center for Audit Quality announced a strategic initiative intended to increase diversity of talent coming into the accounting profession while raising awareness of the profession’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
Audit firms may have to change some processes in response to a new standard and pandemic-fueled changes to the environment.
Complying with ethical requirements for accepting and continuing engagements contributes greatly to audit quality. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of ethical standards you need to consider when accepting or continuing engagements.
Companies may need more rigorous assurance on environmental, social, and governance data as regulatory obligations emerge. CPA firms are poised to deliver.
Auditors have a lot to think about as clients experience supply chain disruptions, staff shortages, and new processes and procedures. Here’s what firms need to focus on in this challenging environment.
Regulators and standard setters are making ESG disclosures a bigger area of emphasis. But even current standards require ESG-related risks to be considered, and auditors need to know how to audit this information.
A CPA leader shares talks about auditing and accounting related to digital assets — the challenges, the role of skill development, and what’s next in the evolving space.
How familiar are you with AU-C Section 240, which describes an auditor’s responsibilities relating to fraud in an audit of financial statements? Take this quiz to test what you know.
Machine learning is within reach for many audit firms.
The coronavirus pandemic has created special challenges for practitioners to consider related to fraud. In the current environment, smaller instances of fraud, many times immaterial to an audit, are now becoming significant and need additional attention.
The number of public company audit committees that disclose their role in cybersecurity risk oversight has grown dramatically over the past five years, according to a Center for Audit Quality report.
Erica Williams has been named chairperson of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. She will be joined on the board by Christina Ho, Kara Stein and Tony Thompson. Duane DesParte will continue his service on the board and will serve as acting chairperson until Williams is sworn in.
The quality management standard for accounting and review services would achieve consistency, where appropriate, with that proposed for audit services under a proposal issued by the AICPA Accounting and Review Services Committee.
Practitioners can successfully navigate the new standard with special attention to these topics.
In this example walk-through, learn how to use Microsoft’s spreadsheet application to perform several tasks, including sampling.
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.