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.

 

Andrew Newman

FCPA, FCA
KPMG LLP
Ottawa, ON
Chair

Caroline Davis

FCPA, FCA
,

Christopher Bayda

FCPA, FCA
Ministry of Finance of Saskatchewan
Regina, SK
Member(s)

Desiree Kennedy

CPA, CA
City of Kingston
Kingston, ON
Member(s)

Lorrie Schmalenberg

CPA, CGA
City of Regina
Regina, SK
Member(s)

Marie-Soleil Tremblay

FCPA auditrice, FCA
École nationale d'administration publique
Québec, QC
Member(s)

Martin Boucher

CPA auditeur, CA
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Montréal, QC
Member(s)

Michael McIntyre

CPA, CA
Membertou First Nation
Sydney, NS
Member(s)

Robert Siddall

FCPA, FCA
,

Stuart Barr

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

Suzie Gignac

CPA, CA
Ernst & Young
Ottawa, ON
Member(s)

Russ Jones

FCPA, FCA
Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia
Victoria, BC
Vice-Chair

Rod Monette

FCPA, FCA
,