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Staff Questions & Answers – Professional Skepticism in an Audit of Financial Statements

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This IAASB Staff Q&A publication focuses on the requirements and application material in the International Standards on Auditing (ISAs) and the IAASB’s quality control standard that are of particular relevance to the proper understanding and application of professional skepticism during an audit of financial statements. In addition, answers are provided regarding what audit firms and auditors can do to enhance awareness of the importance of professional skepticism, identify aspects of an audit where professional skepticism may be particularly important, and how professional skepticism can be evidenced.

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