Canadian Auditing Standards (CASs)
IAASB Exposure Draft – Auditing Accounting Estimates and Related Disclosures (Proposed amendments to ISA 540)
May 1, 2017. The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) has issued an Exposure Draft on ISA 540 (Revised). Significant changes in how auditors evaluate accounting estimates and related disclosures have been proposed. Stakeholders are invited to provide comments by August 1, 2017.
Basis for Conclusions – CAS 250, Consideration of Laws and Regulations in an Audit of Financial Statements
March 1, 2017. This document summarizes the process followed in developing revisions to this standard and the conclusions reached by the AASB.
Alert – International Standards on Auditing Not Adopted as Canadian Auditing Standards as at December 15, 2016
December 5, 2016. Auditors performing audits of financial statements in accordance with CASs for periods ending on or after December 15, 2016 should not represent compliance with ISAs unless they have also complied with these ISAs issued by the IAASB.
Message from the Chair – Moving Forward on New Auditor Reporting and Other Standards
November 14, 2016. Our Chair, Darrell Jensen, provides an update on the progress towards adopting new international standards.
IAASB Request for Input – Exploring the Growing Use of Technology in the Audit
October 28, 2016. The IAASB is seeking input on the growing use of technology in the audit, with a focus on data analytics. Canadian stakeholders are encouraged to provide their comments to the IAASB by February 15, 2017.
Final Standard – Consideration of Laws and Regulations in an Audit of Financial Statements
October 25, 2016. The IAASB has issued ISA 250 (Revised), which responds to the new requirements addressing non-compliance with laws and regulations in the IESBA Code of Ethics. The revised ISA is effective for audits of financial statements for periods beginning on or after December 15, 2017.
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.
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.
Basis for Conclusions – Joint Policy Statement Concerning Communications with Law Firms Regarding Claims and Possible Claims in Connection with the Preparation and Audit of Financial Statements
April 1, 2016. This document summarizes the process followed in developing this Statement and the conclusions reached by the AASB and the CBA Committee regarding significant comments received in response to its Exposure Draft.
Final Revisions – Engagements to Report on Summary Financial Statements
March 31, 2016. The IAASB has issued revised ISA 810, which leverages the additional transparency resulting from the new and revised auditor reporting standards. The revised ISA is effective for engagements to report on summary financial statements for periods ending on or after December 15, 2016.