July 14, 2020
Published: The CAQ
The COVID-19 pandemic and the related market conditions create many new uncertainties for auditors, audit committees, investors and management of public companies. As SEC Chair Jay Clayton recently recognized, the continuing operation of the US capital markets is an essential component of our national response to, and recovery from, COVID-19. COVID-19 continues to impact public company financial statements in different ways and at differing levels of severity depending on an entity’s capitalization, geographic location and the industry in which the entity operates, among other factors. This resource is intended to provide a high-level overview of the auditor reporting requirements under PCAOB auditing standards and how COVID-19 could impact the different types of audit reports to be issued.
This resource is intended as general information and should not be relied upon as being definitive or all-inclusive, or a substitute for PCAOB and SEC rules, standards, guidance, or other resources.
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