AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board Proposes Amendments to Special Purpose, Single, and Summary Financial Statements

August 28, 2019

NEW YORK (August 28, 2019) – The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Auditing Standards Board (ASB) has issued an exposure draft of a Proposed Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) Amendments to AU-C Sections 800, 805, and 810 to Incorporate Auditor Reporting Changes From SAS No. 134.

“As we continue to enhance the transparency of auditor reporting, we have extended the provisions of SAS No. 134 as they relate to providing insight into the basis for the auditor’s opinion,” said Robert Dohrer, CPA, CGMA, AICPA Chief Auditor. “Disclosure of the responsibilities of both entity management and auditors in these unique reporting circumstances is also important.”

In the ASB’s effort to conform Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) to the new auditor reporting standards, the proposed SAS aligns:

The SASs are combined with the reporting provisions of SAS No. 134, Auditor Reporting and Amendments, Including Amendments Addressing Disclosures in the Audit of Financial Statements, and other recently issued SASs. In May 2019, the ASB issued SAS No. 134 that updates the form and content of auditors’ reports on the financial statements of non-issuers.

Interested parties are encouraged to submit their feedback to Sharon Macey at Sharon.Macey@aicpa-cima.com by October 28, 2019.