The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) today released its Post-Implementation Review—a Report that highlights the results of the IAASB’s efforts to learn whether the clarified International Standards on Auditing (ISAs) are being consistently understood and implemented in a way that achieves the IAASB’s goals in clarifying and revising them.
The Report summarizes feedback from those most directly involved in the audit process in jurisdictions that have implemented the clarified ISAs. It describes the IAASB’s process in summarizing the comments and identifies the main themes that have emerged.
“I am pleased to note the many informative and useful comments received in response to the post-implementation review,” said IAASB chairman Prof. Arnold Schilder. “The IAASB issued the clarified ISAs in 2009 as an essential input to audit quality, and the IAASB is committed to their continuous improvement. The Report, therefore, is an important input to the IAASB’s planning process, both in the short term and in the context of its 2015–2019 strategy deliberations.”
Input was received from independent audit inspection bodies, other regulators, and audit committee members, and from the larger accounting firms, smaller practices, and International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) member bodies.
The post-implementation review is the second phase of the IAASB’s efforts to monitor the implementation of the clarified ISAs. The report on the first phase of IAASB’s work, undertaken in 2009 and 2010, was published in November 2010.
About the IAASB
The IAASB develops auditing and assurance standards and guidance for use by all professional accountants under a shared standard-setting process involving the Public Interest Oversight Board, which oversees the activities of the IAASB, and the IAASB Consultative Advisory Group, which provides public interest input into the development of the standards and guidance. The structures and processes that support the operations of the IAASB are facilitated by the International Federation of Accountants (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. It is comprised of 173 members and associates in 129 countries and jurisdictions, representing approximately 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.
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