Audit

A needed push into remote auditing

The pandemic brought about a surge in remote auditing, a practice which has both pros and cons. CPAs at small firms discuss their experiences with remote audits and what they plan to do in the future, and share tips for making remote audits run more smoothly.

PCAOB seeks input on plans for new advisory groups

The PCAOB is creating two new advisory groups and inviting public comment on their structure and operation. The new groups are the Standards and Emerging Issues Advisory Group and the Investor Advisory Group. The comment period runs through Feb. 28.

What auditors need to know about ESG issues

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.

Diving deeper into smaller frauds due to COVID-19

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.

PCAOB gets new chairperson, board members

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.

Journal-entry testing using Excel

In this example walk-through, learn how to use Microsoft’s spreadsheet application to perform several tasks, including sampling.

Where to find July’s flipbook issue

The Journal of Accountancy is now completely digital. 

 

 

 

SPONSORED REPORT

Better decision-making with data analytics

Data analytics has become a hot topic, but many organizations have not yet managed to understand its potential, let alone put it to work. This report will take a deep-dive on how to best introduce or enhance the use of data in decision-making.