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3 Jul. 2015

Influential Executive role in New Zealand

The External Reporting Board (XRB) of New Zealand is looking for a CEO to help create a world-class standards framework that contributes to New Zealand’s excellent reputation and commercial integrity.

2 Jul. 2015

AUASB issues a new Guidance Statement – GS 022 Grant Acquittals and Multi-Scope Engagements

GS 022 assists auditors in exercising professional judgement in applying the AUASB Standards to a selection of common practical application issues.... Read more

15 Jun. 2015

AUASB issues revised Guidance Statement GS 018 Franchising Code of Conduct – Auditor's Report

The AUASB has issued revised Guidance Statement GS 018 Franchising Code of Conduct – Auditor’s Reports on 15 June 2015 which replaces GS 018 Franchising Code of Conduct – Auditor’s Reports issued in October 2010.... Read more

12 Jun. 2015

AUASB invites comments on Exposure Draft 02/15 – the auditor’s responsibilities relating to other information included in an entity’s annual report

The Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AUASB) today issue a proposal to revise the existing Australian Auditing Standard ASA 720 The Auditor’s Responsibilities Related to Other Information in Documents Containing an Audited Financial Report. This proposed Standard, which has been re-titled ASA 720 The Auditor’s Responsibilities Related to Other Information, deals with the auditor’s responsibilities relating to other information included in an entity’s annual report and its revision is part of the AUASB’s project on enhanced auditor reporting.... Read more

12 Jun. 2015

Highlights of AUASB Meeting 9 June 2015

The AUASB has released the Highlights from its 9 June 2015 meeting.

27 May. 2015

May 2015 Edition

The May 2015 edition of AUASB International Update has been published.... Read more

12 May. 2015

AUASB Special Meeting 19 May 2015

The next special meeting of the AUASB will be held on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 commencing at 10.00 a.m.  This meeting will be held via teleconference to consider and approve a proposed exposure draft for ISA/ASA 720 The Auditor’s Responsibilities Relating to Other Information.

Interested stakeholders are welcome to come to the AUASB Board room to listen to the discussion.

30 Apr. 2015

AUASB invites comments on Exposure Draft 01/15 – enhancements to auditor reporting

The first tranche of exposure drafts addressing the enhancements to auditor reporting have been published today by the AUASB.... Read more

24 Apr. 2015

Highlights of AUASB Meeting 20 April 2015

The AUASB has released the Highlights from its 20 April 2015 meeting.

9 Apr. 2015

IAASB issues new standard on the auditor’s responsibilities for other information included in an annual report

The revised standard, ISA 720 The Auditor’s Responsibilities Relating to Other Information was released today by the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB). ... Read more

27 Mar. 2015

Independence e-Newsletter issued for March 2015

The March 2015 edition of Independence, the AUASB’s e-Newsletter has been published.... Read more

23 Mar. 2015

Ms Robin Low appointed Deputy Chairman AUASB

I am pleased to announce that AUASB Member, Ms Robin Low, has been appointed Deputy Chairman of the AUASB.... Read more

16 Mar. 2015

AUASB issues revised Guidance Statement GS 005

The AUASB has released an updated Guidance Statement GS 005 Using the Work of a Management’s Expert.... Read more

4 Mar. 2015

Now is the Time to be Heard: Survey on Quality Control - Small and Medium Sized Practices

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) has issued a survey in connection with its new Quality Control Initiative.... Read more

26 Feb. 2015

Highlights of AUASB Meeting 24 February 2015

The AUASB has released the Highlights from its 24 February 2015 meeting.

6 Feb. 2015

February 2015 Edition

The February 2015 edition of AUASB International Update has been published.... Read more

16 Jan. 2015

IAASB Issues New and Revised Auditor Reporting Standards and Related Conforming Amendments

The first group of key changes to auditor reporting standards was released today by the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB). ... Read more

9 Jan. 2015

AUASB Issues Standard on Controls Assurance

A new key standard on controls assurance has been issued by the AUASB, following approval in late December 2014.  The new Standard on Assurance Engagements ASAE 3150 Assurance Engagements on Controls is operative for assurance engagements commencing on or after 1 January 2016, with early adoption permitted*.   The proposed standard replaces the existing standard, AUS 810 Special Purpose Reports on the Effectiveness of Control Procedures, last revised by the former AuASB in 2002.... Read more