Thursday 23 May 2019

Australia: perceptions of audit quality among professional investors

The Financial Reporting Council and Auditing and Assurance Standards Board have published a report containing the results of a survey among 47 professional investors of their perceptions of audit quality: see here (pdf). Over 90% of respondents regarded audit quality in Australia as either "average" or "above average" when asked for their overall view of audit quality. This perception of audit quality was influenced by various factors, the three most important being the quality of financial reporting disclosures, reported episodes of fraud within audited companies and the quality of information within the auditor's report.


The report is available on the FRC and AUASB websites. The report I accessed today on the FRC website was watermarked throughout as a 'confidential draft' whereas the report published on the AUASB website was not. The link provided above is to the report on the AUASB website.

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