Auditing Standards

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PCAOB Seeks Input on Auditing Accounting Estimates, Fair Value Measurements

The US audit regulator on Tuesday issued for public comment a staff consultation paper on possible standard-setting activities related to those areas. Comments are sought by November 3.

PCAOB Issues Audit Guidance on Brokers and Dealers

The staff guidance released on Thursday will help auditors of brokers and dealers registered with the SEC plan and perform audits under PCAOB standards as mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act and SEC rules.
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PCAOB Backs New Auditing Standard on Related Parties

The new guidance adopted on Tuesday focuses on related-party transactions, significant unusual transactions, and a company’s financial relationships and transactions with its executive officers – key factors in many financial reporting frauds.
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Alert Highlights Big Changes for Audits of Broker-Dealers

A member alert issued by the Center for Audit Quality and the AICPA outlines regulatory changes for audits and attestation engagements of brokers and dealers and futures commission merchants that are effective June 1.
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PCAOB Seeks Input on Reorganization of Auditing Standards

Comments on the proposal – which would reorganize the existing interim and PCAOB-issued auditing standards into a topical structure with a single integrated numbering system – are due by July 8.
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PCAOB to Discuss Disclosure of Audit Engagement Partner

The PCAOB will reexamine for public comment a proposal that would require the names of the engagement partner and certain other participants in an audit to be disclosed in the auditor's report.
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PCAOB Adopts Broker-Dealer Attest and Audit Standards

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) on October 10 approved two attestation standards and an auditing standard pertaining to audits of brokers and dealers.
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Public Company Boards Skeptical of PCAOB Auditor's Report Proposal

Almost half of public company board members surveyed do not think the PCAOB's proposed changes to enhance the auditor's reporting model will improve its usefulness, according to a new survey from BDO USA, LLP.
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Attestation Standards for Broker-Dealer Audits on PCAOB Docket

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is expected to discuss adopting attestation standards for auditors of broker-dealers during an open meeting October 10.
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PCAOB Expected to Reexamine Audit Transparency Proposal

In an effort to bring greater transparency to public company audits, the PCAOB may reexamine a proposal before the close of 2013 that could require disclosure of the audit engagement partner's name in the audit report.
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PCAOB Proposes New Standards to Enhance Auditor Reporting

A new auditing standard and related amendments to enhance the auditor's reporting model were proposed for public comment by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) on August 13.
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KPMG Insider Trading Scandal Latest Blow to Accounting Industry's Reputation

The insider trading scandal that has engulfed KPMG LLP, causing it to resign as auditor at two companies and fire a partner, contributes to the negative image the public accounting industry gained due to its role in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.
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PCAOB Issues Proposal for Reorganizing Auditing Standards Topical Structure

On March 26, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) announced it is proposing a framework for reorganizing the existing interim and PCAOB-issued auditing standards into a topical structure with a single integrated numbering system.
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PCAOB to Consider a Proposal for the Reorganization of Auditing Standards

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has scheduled an open meeting for 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, to consider issuing for public comment a proposal for the reorganization of PCAOB auditing standards.
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PCAOB Report Says PwC Failed to Remedy Audit Shortcomings

The PCAOB last week released its quality-control criticisms of audits conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers contained in the board's March 25, 2009, and August 12, 2010, inspection reports.
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PCAOB Announces Investor Advisory Group Members

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) announced March 1, 2013, twenty new and reappointed members of its Investor Advisory Group (IAG). These members will serve three-year terms ending in October 2015.
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PCAOB Gives Audit Firms a Mixed Review

The PCAOB issued a cautiously optimistic report on US auditors' performance, saying the Board found a reduced rate of "significant audit performance deficiencies" compared to its last review in 2007; however, the Board did note that problems persist.
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AICPA Releases New Financial Instruments Auditing Guide

The AICPA recently released an updated guide that aids auditors in assessing the fair value of financial instruments. The publication is based on new standards resulting from the AICPA's Clarity Project.
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House Panel Critical of PCAOB's Economic Analyses

A US House panel is investigating whether the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), the nation's chief public company audit overseer, is doing enough to incorporate economic factors into new regulations it is proposing.
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AICPA Amends Guidance on Component Auditors

The AICPA has released SAS No. 127, Omnibus Statement on Auditing Standards–2013, which amends two sections of SAS No. 122, Statements on Auditing Standards: Clarification and Recodification.

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