Jul 27, 2020
The International Auditing and Assurance Standard Board (IAASB) invites interested stakeholders to complete an online survey sharing their experience with, and providing feedback relating to, the Auditor Reporting Standards that were issued in 2015. The Survey also asks for input on your experiences with ISA 720 (Revised), The Auditor’s Responsibilities relating to Other Information.
The Auditor Reporting Standards are aimed at enhancing the communicative value and relevance of the auditor’s report. The standards are effective for audits of financial statements for periods ending on or after December 15, 2016.
Stakeholders’ feedback will be an important source of input for the IAASB in carrying out the information gathering activities related to the Auditor Reporting Post-Implementation Review (PIR), which will assist the Board to determine what possible further actions, if any, may need to be undertaken.
“The auditor’s report is the key deliverable addressing the output of the audit process,” said Tom Seidenstein, chair of the IAASB. “Investors and other users of financial statements have called for auditors to provide more relevant information in the auditor’s report based on the audit that was performed. The 2015 revision of the Auditor Reporting Standards was an important step aimed at improving the value of the financial statement audit and the continued relevance of the auditing profession. The IAASB is now seeking comment on whether the revised standards are achieving this goal.”
All interested stakeholders are invited to participate in this global request for input to the PIR, including investors and other users of financial statements, auditors and audit firms, preparers of financial statements, those charged with governance, national standard setters, professional accountancy organizations, and regulators and audit oversight bodies. Stakeholders also are encouraged to share the online survey with their respective networks in their jurisdictions that engage with auditors or use auditor reports.
The link below will direct you to the IAASB webpage for further information on the Auditor Reporting PIR, including the online Survey.
Stakeholders are invited to complete the Survey until October 23, 2020.