January 8, 2019
Published: The Caq
The Audit Quality Disclosure Framework can aid audit firms of all sizes as they develop or consider developing their transparency or audit quality reports. Developed in consultation with a range of CAQ member firms, the Framework adheres to three key principles:
– The Framework is voluntary and illustrative, as opposed to prescriptive or all-inclusive.
– The Framework is flexible, giving firms the ability to tailor the information that is most relevant and meaningful to audit quality.
– The Framework relates to disclosure of a system of quality control at a firm level, rather than at the engagement level.
Under these overarching principles, the Framework provides “Points of Focus” for six Elements of audit quality and certain examples of Firm-Level audit quality indicators:
- Leadership, Culture, and Firm Governance
- Ethics and Independence
- Acceptance and Continuance of Clients and Engagements
- Engagement Team Management
- Audit Engagement Performance
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