IFAC Releases 2008 Handbook of Auditing, Assurance and Ethics Pronouncements

Mar 10, 2008 | New York | English

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has released its 2008 Handbook of International Auditing, Assurance, and Ethics Pronouncements. The handbook can be downloaded in PDF format from the IFAC online bookstore (http://www.ifac.org/store), and print copies can be ordered now for shipment in mid-March. In addition, the 2008 Handbook of International Public Sector Accounting Pronouncements is currently being finalized and will be available for download from the IFAC bookstore later in March.

Auditing and Assurance Handbook
The 2008 auditing and assurance handbook is presented in two parts. The first part contains pronouncements on auditing, review, other assurance, and related services issued by the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) as of January 1, 2008. It also includes the IFAC Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants, issued by the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants, along with new definitions for "firm," "network," and "network firm." The second part of the handbook features nine International Standards on Auditing redrafted by the IAASB to improve their clarity, as well as background information on the IAASB's Clarity project.

Print copies of the handbook can be ordered for US$150.00 plus shipping. Discounts are available for students, academics, and individuals living in developing countries, as well as for orders of 10 or more copies.

Public Sector Accounting Handbook
The 2008 Handbook of International Public Sector Accounting Pronouncements will contain all pronouncements of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) as of December 31, 2007. It will also feature two new standards - International Public Sector Accounting Standard (IPSAS) 25, Employee Benefits, and IPSAS 26, Impairment of Cash-Generating Assets - as well as an updated Cash-Basis IPSAS, Financial Reporting under the Cash Basis of Accounting. Print copies of the public sector handbook can be ordered for no charge, except for a US$25.00 shipping cost, for shipment in late-March.

How to Order
The 2008 Handbook of International Auditing, Assurance, and Ethics Pronouncements can be downloaded or ordered from the IFAC online bookstore. Orders can also be placed by calling IFAC.

About IFAC
IFAC is the global organization for the accountancy profession dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. IFAC is comprised of 157 members and associates in 123 countries, representing more than 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry and commerce. Through its independent standard-setting boards, IFAC sets international standards on ethics, auditing and assurance, education, and public sector accounting. It also issues guidance to encourage high quality performance by professional accountants in business.



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