Auditing best practices: What academic fraud research reveals

Complying with AU-C Section 240, Consideration of Fraud in a Financial Statement Audit, when conducting financial statement audits challenges practitioners’ professional skills and knowledge regarding identification, assessment, and response to fraud risks. Academic research reveals best practices for enhancing fraud-related financial audit performance.

Audit tips from PCAOB inspections leader

The director of the PCAOB inspections team recently issued a call to action for auditors at the AICPA & CIMA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments.

PCAOB proposes new auditing standard

The PCAOB issued a proposed new standard that is designed to strengthen and modernize the requirements for the auditor’s use of confirmation.

One size does not fit all clients: SAS No. 145 on scalability

Understand the opportunities to maximize efficiency in your audits of less-complex entities. SAS No. 145 will tell you that risk assessment is not a one-size-fits-all proposition and provides opportunities to scale work throughout the process.

Quiz: Test your remote audit knowledge

Remote audits are the new norm for firms for many strategic reasons. They may save time and costs, reduce travel, or boost employee retention, among other advantages. Test your remote audit knowledge and get resources for your next remote audit.

Where to find March’s flipbook issue

The Journal of Accountancy is now completely digital. 





Get Clients Ready for Tax Season

This comprehensive report looks at the changes to the child tax credit, earned income tax credit, and child and dependent care credit caused by the expiration of provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act; the ability e-file more returns in the Form 1040 series; automobile mileage deductions; the alternative minimum tax; gift tax exemptions; strategies for accelerating or postponing income and deductions; and retirement and estate planning.