Tuesday 20 June 2017

USA: PCAOB adopts new standard to enhance relevance and usefulness of the auditor's report

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has adopted a new standard the purpose of which is to enhance the relevance and useful of the auditor's report. An overview is available here and the new standard is available here (pdf). Included is the requirement for the auditor to disclose in its report certain "critical audit matters" (or to state that there are no such matters). In general terms, such matters are those communicated to the audit committee (or required to be communicated), relating to disclosures that are material to the financial statements and involving especially challenging, subjective or complex audit judgment.

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