Auditing

Advocacy update: Testifying on the ERISA audit process

The audit process can help employee benefit plan administrators fulfill their fiduciary duties, according to testimony by James Haubrock, CPA, chair of the executive committee of the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center.

Highlights of internal audit research

Academic research reveals perceptions of the internal auditing function, ways to reduce audit delays, how small businesses use continuous auditing technology, and more.

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.

Ask the expert: Education

Roger O’Donnell leads the Global Audit D&A initiative and currently serves as the lead engagement partner for several multinational companies.

A new opportunity for auditors to communicate

Auditors’ reports will provide additional information, including a “Basis for Opinion” section in all reports, under a new standard issued by the AICPA Auditing Standards Board. Learn more about the new requirements, which include updates related to going concern.

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.

AICPA rescinds guidance on prior-period audits

Auditors should perform and report on prior-period audits in accordance with auditing standards in effect at the time the engagement is performed, according to nonauthoritative guidance issued by the AICPA.

New audit disclosures

Complying with the new PCAOB auditor’s reporting standard requires careful consideration of the most challenging matters in a public company audit.

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A new line of business to consider

Technology assessments may open the door to new engagement opportunities for your firm. What is a technology assessment? How do you perform one? JofA Tech Q&A author J. Carlton Collins shows you in a detailed explanation.

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Maximizing the higher education tax credits

A counterintuitive strategy can save taxes by including otherwise excludable scholarships in gross income.