Statements on Quality Control Standards
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Statements on Quality Control Standards (SQCSs) are issued by the ASB. Firms that are enrolled in an AICPA-approved practice-monitoring program are obligated to adhere to quality control standards established by the AICPA. The AICPA's Quality Control Standards do not address the quality-control ramifications of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act nor do they address the quality control ramifications of the PCAOB standards that must be followed by auditors of issuers.
The AICPA launched its Enhancing Audit Quality initiative to assist practitioners in maintaining and improving audit excellence. As part of the initiative, the Institute is pleased to provide e-versions of the Practice Aids Establishing and Maintaining a System of Quality Control for a CPA Firm’s Accounting and Auditing Practice, at no charge.
These standards are current as of June 1, 2020.
Standards Setting Bodies
- Accounting and Review Services Committee
- Auditing Standards Board
- Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
- Financial Accounting Standards Board
- Governmental Accounting Standards Board
- Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
- International Accounting Standards Board
- International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board
Establishing and Maintaining a System of Quality Control for a CPA Firm's Accounting and Auditing Practice
This practice aid is is available in two versions: one for small- and medium-sized firms and another for sole practitioners. It is designed to assist practitioners in maintaining and improving audit excellence.