Engagement Letter Indemnification Clauses
Building on the requirements associated with audits of many types of regulatory entities, the Professional Ethics Executive Committee [PEEC] has issued new interpretive guidance associated with using [where use is prohibited] indemnification/limitation wording in agreements to perform audit and other attest services.
Published on June 25, 2008
SSARS No. 19 Implementation Getting Ready for 2010 Engagements
In the first of a three-part series of reports addressing how to implement SSARS No. 19, these materials address, in capsule summary form, the major changes that need to be considered in compiling and reviewing financial statements beginning with calendar-year 2010 statements.
Published on June 09, 2010
Compilation & Review Engagements Addressing Supplementary Information Issues
Now that practitioners have completed the first cycle of performing compilation and review engagements using the requirements in SSARS No. 19, questions have been raised as to whether supplementary information issues have been addressed appropriately in these engagements
Published on June 22, 2011
Planning & Performing Audit Engagements Focusing on Some Frequently-Encountered Deficiencies
The Audit Risk Alert, General Accounting and Auditing Developments—2013/14, should prove to be a useful tool in helping auditors identify significant risks that may result in the material misstatement of financial statements.
Published on November 20, 2013
ARSC Meeting Update Clarification and Revision of the SSARSs
On May 20-22, 2014, the Accounting and Review Services Committee (ARSC) met to discuss the following major agenda items regarding ARSC’s current project to clarify and recodify the Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARSs).
Published on June 18, 2014
New Guidance for Compilation/Review Engagements
At its November 2009 meeting, the Accounting and Review Services Committee [ARSC] voted to finalize SSARS No. 19, entitled Compilation and Review Engagements
Published on November 25, 2009
Compilation & Review Engagement Guide Implementation Issues
Until the April 2010 issuance of the AICPA Guide, there had been no Accounting and Auditing Guide that existed in order to help practitioners implement compilation and review guidance in the SSARSs technical literature. Now, that practical implementation guidance is available, and it needs to be utilized as authoritative guidance
Published on July 21, 2010
Auditing Financial Statements of NFP Entities Some Clarified Auditing Standards Requirements
Since it is not uncommon for not-for-profit [NFP] entities to have September 30 fiscal year-ends, many auditors now are planning to implement the clarified auditing standards in NFP entity audits for the first time.
Published on June 19, 2013
SSARS No. 19 Answering Some Implementation Questions
Given the upcoming effective date of SSARS No. 19, many practitioners now are addressing how the guidance needs to be appropriately-implemented, and several questions have been raised related to the new guidance.
Published on October 27, 2010
SSARS No. 19 Reporting on Personal Financial Statements
In developing SSARS No. 19 and the related AICPA Guide, special issues associated with compiling and reviewing personal financial statements [PFS] are not addressed.
Published on September 14, 2010