Audit & Assurance

Why risk assessment merits increased auditor focus

In an effort to boost audit quality, the AICPA Peer Review Program is monitoring for instances where firms misunderstand the risk assessment standards. Data suggests that auditors need to devote more attention to assessing the risk of material misstatement and designing appropriate procedures.

Audit committee cybersecurity disclosures rising in proxy statements

Disclosures around oversight of cybersecurity risk by audit committees are increasing in public company proxy statements, according to a yearly analysis released by the Center for Audit Quality and Audit Analytics. But other disclosures have leveled off in recent years.

How auditors can enhance the reliability of non-GAAP reporting

Practitioners are not required to provide an opinion on non-GAAP measures during a financial statement audit, but they can be engaged to perform additional procedures related to this information, according to a new Center for Audit Quality report.

More flexibility for agreed-upon procedures

Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 19, Agreed-Upon Procedures Engagements, provides practitioners more flexibility for performing agreed-upon procedures engagements.

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