A Center for Audit Quality report reveals an increase in public company audit committee disclosures, particularly related to cybersecurity, while an accompanying report aims to help audit committees manage their growing list of responsibilities.
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Public comments sought on quality control standards that incorporate standards established by the AICPA and the IAASB.
National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins expressed concern for voluntary compliance amid Treasury’s promise that increased IRS funding will not be used to audit people earning under $400,000. She spoke during a session at the annual AICPA & CIMA National Tax Conference.
Understanding and evaluating inherent risk will remain a critical piece of your audit risk assessment process, and SAS No. 145 has brought a number of changes to enhance clarity and audit effectiveness.
AICPA & CIMA tools can assist organizations new to single audits or similar compliance engagements.
New inherent risk factors introduced by SAS No. 145 aim to assist in risk identification. Understand how the changes will affect your 2023 audits.
Sustainability teams are breaking new ground in accounting firms — but staffing and training remain a challenge.
The PCAOB issued a staff request for information and comment on the application and use of the board’s interim attestation standards.
Every firm that performs engagements in accordance with SASs, SSAEs, or SSARSs will be affected by the new quality management (QM) standards. Take this quiz to gauge your understanding of QM.
This express podcast episode with transcript hits the highlights of recent Journal of Accountancy news coverage of student loan debt forgiveness, an AICPA letter urging penalty relief from the IRS, and more.
How familiar are you with SAS No. 145, which details an auditor’s responsibility relating to risk assessment in an audit of financial statements? Take this quiz to test what you know and get better prepared.
SAS No. 145 revises the definition of significant risk. The revisions alter how you conduct elements of your risk assessments. Get the updated information you need and be ready for your 2023 audits.
Public audit firms must make sure issuers in China and Hong Kong will grant new lead auditors appropriate access to previous engagements, an SEC official warns.
Economic optimism is dimming, bringing revenue and profit projections down as well, but more than half of U.S. finance decision-makers say they can use more workers. Learn more about quarterly sentiment, along with a look at IRS news and more, in this podcast episode with transcript.
Benford’s Law can help uncover indicators of fraud — and anomalies that arise from legitimate business practices.
The board’s target team provides insights in four areas of focus to provide guidance for public company auditors and shape the PCAOB’s approach to future inspections.
The Statement of Protocol allows the PCAOB access to inspect Chinese companies the same way it does in other countries. The PCAOB said it plans to put the agreement “to the test” by mid-September.
Deficiency rates decreased in 2021 broker-dealer audits reviewed by the PCAOB, but the board’s report calls for more progress.
The PCAOB’s Strategic Plan 2022–2026 aims to modernize standards, enhance inspections, strengthen enforcement, and improve organizational effectiveness.
New standards target the growing number of public company audits that feature multiple firms, aiming to strengthen the requirements for lead auditors.