In December, the AICPA Auditing Standards Board proposed amendments to conform sections of its codification to standards issued earlier in the year on auditor reporting (SAS 134) and the auditor’s responsibilities relating to other information included in annual reports (SAS 137). The ASB also proposed amending certain AU-C sections (particularly AU-C Section 935 – Compliance Audits) to address practice issues that have arisen since they were revised. This proposal represents a continuation of the efforts to improve transparency into the basis for the auditor’s opinion and to further clarify the responsibilities of both management and auditors. Comments are due February 10th.
The AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board has issued their Proposed strategy and work plan. Their goal is get feedback on their mission, work plan and strategic initiatives. The proposal includes their plan for the next two years. Comments are due January 31, 2020.