AASB

Reporting Implications of Assurance Standards Task Force

About the Task Force

The Reporting Implications of Assurance Standards Task Force, formerly known as the Auditor Reporting Implications of the New Canadian Auditing Standards (CASs) Task Force, was established in 2009 by the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AASB) during a time of significant change to accounting and auditing standards in Canada, including:

  • the AASB’s adoption of International Standards on Auditing as CASs; and
  • the restructuring of the CPA Canada Handbook – Accounting from a single financial reporting framework to four parts (International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs), Accounting standards for private enterprises, Accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations and Accounting standards for pension plans).

Staff Contact(s)

Allison King, CPA, CA

Principal, Auditing and Assurance Standards Board

Role & Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities of the Task Force include the following:

  • Developing guidance of commonly occurring reporting circumstances to promote consistency in the form and content of practitioner’s reports.
  • Developing guidance to assist practitioners in understanding and applying standards issued by the AASB related to reporting.

Meetings

The Task Force meets privately as needed.

Guides that the Task Force has developed, and CPA Canada has published can be found in the Non-Authoritative Guidance section of the Reference Material page.

Membership

The Task Force consists of:

  • 4 current AASB members;
  • two members from large firm practices;
  • a member from the public sector; and
  • an observer from a regulatory body.

 

Claudia Leonardi

CPA auditor, CA
KPMG s.r.l./S.E.N.C.R.L.
Montréal, QC
Member(s)

Dave Rasmussen

CPA, CA
BDO Canada LLP
Toronto, ON
Member(s)

Gregg Ruthman

CPA, CA
Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Ottawa, ON
Member(s)

Jean Francois Trépanier

CPA auditeur, CA
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP
Montréal, QC
Member(s)

Julie Corden

CPA, CA
Deloitte LLP
Toronto, ON
Member(s)

Luke Baxter

CPA, CA
Ernst & Young LLP
Toronto, ON
Member(s)

Sophie Gaudreault

Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
Toronto, ON
Member(s)

Mark Pinch

CPA, CA
Ontario Securities Commission
Toronto, ON
Observer