New Implementation Guide Available for Quality Management for Audits of Financial Statements

Feb 17, 2022 | New York, New York | English

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) today released First-time Implementation Guide for ISA 220, Quality Management for an Audit of Financial Statements. The guide will help stakeholders understand the standard and properly implement its requirements as intended.

Alongside the previously released implementation guides for International Standard on Quality Management (ISQM) 1 and 2, the new Guide will help stakeholders implement the IAASB’s suite of quality management standards. The suite of standards was released in December 2020 and come into effect on December 15, 2022.

These publications do not amend or override ISA 220 or ISQM 1 or 2, the text of which alone are authoritative. Reading these publications are not a substitute for reading the ISQMs. The IAASB encourages all practitioners to plan early for appropriate implementation, given the potential impact of the changes to firms’ quality management systems.


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