The Committee of European Auditing Oversight Bodies (CEAOB) has published important guidance for auditors reviewing financial reports published in accordance with the new ESEF regulations.
An Accountancy Europe survey of Key Audit Matters (KAMs) reporting has found a slight dip in the number of KAMs reported by European banks – although numbers are still significantly higher than the average for all industries. KAMs became mandatory with the new and revised auditor reporting standards which came into effect for audits of […]
PCAOB Board Member J. Robert Brown’s speech at Data Amplified has now been published on the Audit Regulator’s website. Mr Brown urges regulators and the audit profession alike to consider the impact of potential irrelevance
John Turner, XBRL International CEO and Robert Tarola, Chair of the XBRL International Board of Directors, kicked off Wednesday morning at Data Amplified with an interesting discussion on the changing requirements for financial reporting governance in a digital reporting ecosystem. Tarola, who has an extensive background in audit, CFO, and board of director roles, demonstrated […]
Together with a press release marking the publication of the ESEF Regulatory Technical Standards in the Official Journal of the European Union, the European Commission published an ESEF Q&A, that provides answers to frequently asked questions. Significantly, it includes the following question and answer: 7) What kind of assurance will be provided for financial statements […]
For audit and accounting to build truly useful advisory services, they need to focus on more than just financial data, suggests a blogpost on the Accountancy Europe site. Wesley Shulte, from Finext, argues that moving beyond financial data will allow auditors and accountants to create valuable assessments for companies – for example, by auditing human […]
AI has led to some predicting the catastrophic demise of the audit profession – however, as robots don’t quite live up to the job-stealing hype that’s been predicted, how will the smart machine age really effect the evolution of auditing? Jillian Alderman explores the reality of audit in the AI era in an article in the Graziadio Business Review this week.
A recent article by Amir Ghandar, former Deputy Director, Public Policy & Regulation at the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), in the Australian Financial Review takes a hopeful angle on the crisis in audit confidence, arguing that the digital age’s thirst for trusted information signals the start of a golden age of audit. Recent years have […]
Dramatic changes to the UK audit sector were proposed in a report this week setting out recommendations from an independent review of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). The audit profession and its regulator have been under intense scrutiny following a number of high profile corporate failures. The recommendations address gaps in FRC powers, setting a course for […]
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