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IAASB Publishes First Digital Handbook, Enhancing Capacity and Accessibility of Standards

Available on New Online Platform, e-International Standards

Nov 8, 2021 | New York, New York | English

The first fully digital International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) handbook of pronouncements is now live on a new web application, e-International Standards (eIS). The first iteration of the platform marks a milestone in the IAASB’s commitment to improving the usability of and access to its standards by harnessing technology. For the first time, users will be able to benefit from optimized search functions, cut and paste capabilities, and easy navigation.

“The launch of our digital standards platform responds to the demand for increased accessibility and is another step in pursuing our strategic objective of benefiting from technological innovation,” said IAASB Chair Tom Seidenstein. “Over time, we will continue to improve e-International Standards to account for user feedback and improve the usability of the platform and of the IAASB standards.”

eIS was launched by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and developed collaboratively with IAASB, the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA), and the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB). Designed to meet stakeholders’ needs, the platform allows for quick reference to other standard-setting boards’ standards and related resources, driving a strong connection between adherence to IAASB standards and the IESBA’s International Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants.

The platform is accessible via the IAASB website or at

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