Project Proposal: Revision of ISA 540

Mar 02, 2016 | Handbooks, Standards, and Pronouncements
18 Pages

The project objectives are to:

  1. Propose revisions to ISA 540, establishing more robust requirements and appropriately detailed guidance to foster audit quality by driving auditors to perform appropriate procedures in relation to accounting estimates and related disclosures. It is anticipated that these revisions would also seek to emphasize the importance of the appropriate application of professional skepticism when auditing accounting estimates.
  2. Determine whether non-authoritative guidance and support tools, such as IAPNs, staff publications, project updates or other materials, should be developed in the future to address special audit considerations relevant to financial institutions to supplement the revisions to ISA 540 and oversee the development of the guidance material considered necessary.

An accompanying Project Publication has also been made available. 

Project Proposal: Revision of ISA 540



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