International Audit and Ethics Standards Boards Embrace Conclusion Of Monitoring Group Review and Renewal of Commitment to Global Standards

Jul 14, 2020 | English

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) and the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) today welcomed the Monitoring Group’s recently released Paper: Strengthening the International Audit and Ethics Standard-Setting System, aimed at enhancing governance arrangements of the two standard-setting boards. 

The enhancements reflected in the Monitoring Group’s Paper will support the core mission of the two Boards to promulgate high quality international audit, assurance, related services and ethics standards for the accountancy profession, for worldwide application and developed in the public interest.

“The Monitoring Group’s conclusions highlight the importance of high-quality international standards, set by independent and technically expert bodies with effective oversight,” said IAASB Chairman Tom Seidenstein. “We support change that can advance our ability to deliver enhanced standards in the public interest.”  

“The task now at hand is to draw the most benefit from these changes,” said IESBA Chairman Dr. Stavros Thomadakis. “We are committed to collaborating with the Monitoring Group and others to achieve a smooth transition and effective implementation of the new arrangements.”

The Monitoring Group’s Paper encompasses items to be developed during a transition planning phase, and provides for a subsequent implementation period of approximately three years. This will allow for an orderly advancement of the Monitoring Group’s conclusions while avoiding disruption to delivery of IAASB’s and IESBA’s current Strategies and Work Plans.

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