Assurance and Related Services Standards (other than CASs)

WHAT'S NEW

AASB Re-exposure Draft – Reporting on Compliance
April 19, 2017. The AASB has issued a Re-exposure Draft of two proposed new standards that would replace existing Sections dealing with special reports on an entity’s compliance with agreement, statutes and regulations. Stakeholders are encouraged to submit their comments by July 28, 2017.

Basis for Conclusions – CSOA 5000, Use of the Practitioner’s Communication or Name
January 3, 2017. This document summarizes the process followed in developing this standard and the conclusions reached by the AASB regarding significant comments received in response to its Exposure Draft and Re-exposure Draft.

AASB Invitation to Comment – Exploring the Demand for Agreed-upon Procedures Engagements and Other Services, and the Implications for the IAASB’s International Standards
December 20, 2016. The AASB has issued an Invitation to Comment on the IAASB’s Discussion Paper, which explores agreed-upon procedures engagements performed either as a stand-alone engagement or in combination with other engagements. Stakeholders are encouraged to submit their comments by February 10, 2017.

IAASB Discussion Paper – Exploring the Demand for Agreed-Upon Procedures Engagements and Other Services, and the Implications for the IAASB’s International Standards
December 6, 2016 – The IAASB has issued a Discussion Paper exploring how agreed-upon procedures engagements are undertaken and reports are used. It also explores the demand for engagements that combine reasonable, limited and no assurance. Canadian stakeholders are encouraged to respond to the IAASB by March 29, 2017.

Roundtable Discussions – Stakeholders’ Views Sought on the Agreed-upon Procedures Working Group Discussion Paper
November 25, 2016. Register to attend a roundtable to provide your views directly to the IAASB Working Group as the IAASB looks to revise its agreed-upon procedures standard. Discussions are taking place in cities across the country. Seating is limited, so register today!

Roundtable Discussions – Stakeholders’ Views Sought on a Compilation Engagements Task Force Consultation Paper
November 23, 2016. Register to attend a roundtable to provide your views directly to the AASB’s Compilation Engagements Task Force on its Consultation Paper. Discussions are taking place in cities across the country. Seating is limited so register today!

IAASB Discussion Paper – Supporting Credibility and Trust in Emerging Forms of External Reporting
November 8, 2016. The comment letter deadline for this Discussion Paper has been extended to February 3, 2017 to allow for additional outreach and sufficient time for responses from stakeholders.

AASB 2015-2016 Annual Report – Looking to the Future
September 8, 2016. This year’s Annual Report includes Cathy MacGregor’s final message as our Chair. Her message underlines the commitment and efforts put into developing our next strategic plan, as well as providing an overview of the past year’s accomplishments.

IAASB Discussion Paper – Supporting Credibility and Trust in Emerging Forms of External Reporting
August 31, 2016. The IAASB has released a Discussion Paper exploring factors that can enhance credibility and trust in emerging forms of external reports. The paper discusses key challenges and the type of guidance that might support these engagements. Canadian stakeholders are encouraged to provide their comments to the IAASB by December 15, 2016.

Message from the Chair – Change to the Effective Date of Section 7170
August 26, 2016. Our Chair, Darrell Jensen, explains a change to the effective date of Section 7170, Auditor’s Consent to the Use of the Auditor’s Report in a Business Acquisition Report.

AASB Strategic Plan – 2016-2021
August 17, 2016. Read our new five-year Strategic Plan, which took effect on April 1, 2016. We will continue to set high-quality standards that meet the needs of Canadian stakeholders while focussing on increasing stakeholder engagement. A Basis for Conclusions accompanies the Strategic Plan.

IAASB Survey – Work Plan for 2017-2018
August 3, 2016 – The IAASB has issued a survey on its work plan for 2017-2018. Its purpose is to assist the IAASB in evaluating its priorities for 2017-2018 and allocating its resources in the best way possible. Canadian stakeholders are encouraged to respond to the IAASB by September 30, 2016.

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