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    Service Organization Control (SOC) Reporting Focusing On Some Engagement Issues

    Report In 2011, to provide the framework for practitioners to examine controls and to help management understand the related risks, the AICPA established three Service Organization Control® [SOC] reporting options [SOC 1, SOC 2 and SOC 3 reports].
    Published on August 04, 2014

    SSAE No. 16 Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization

    Report In March 2010, the Auditing Standards Board [ASB] released Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements [SSAE] No. 16, so that now the guidance that needs to be used by service auditors has been pulled from AU Section 324, and that guidance now is housed in the attestation technical literature guidance.
    Published on August 03, 2014

    Technical Practice Aid Guidance Addressing Service Auditor Report Questions

    Report Now that the new guidance associated with reporting on controls at service organizations fully is in play, several questions have been raised by practitioners associated with how service organization report engagements should be performed and how the resulting reports should be used by practitioners who are performing financial statement audits.
    Published on August 03, 2014

    SSAE No. 16 Some Implementation Questions & Answers

    Report Since the guidance in SSAE No. 16 can be early-implemented, several questions associated with the guidance have been asked, and many of those questions are addressed in these materials.
    Published on August 03, 2014

    AU-C Section 402 Audit Considerations Related to Service Organizations

    Report In implementing the clarified auditing technical literature guidance, auditors will notice some modifications associated with requirements that need to be addressed when understanding how reporting entity use of a service organization or service organizations to provide services relevant to the audit should be considered in planning, performing, and reporting on
    Published on August 03, 2014

    Defined Contribution Plans Some Current Issues

    Report As practitioners are preparing to perform current-year audits of benefit plans, certain issues deserve a heightened degree of awareness.  In some cases those issues are audit-related issues and, in other cases, the issues relate to ensuring that items, events, and transactions are properly-presented and disclosed in financial statements.
    Published on August 03, 2014

    Benefit Plan Audits Some Current Considerations

    Report As practitioners are finalizing benefit plan audit engagements, some new issues and some continuing issues need to receive some focus to ensure that financial statements are prepared appropriately and audits are performed and documented appropriately.
    Published on August 03, 2014

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