AASB

Service Organizations Controls Reporting Task Force

About the Task Force

The Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AASB) established the Service Organization Controls Reporting Task Force in 2018 to provide the AASB advice on its project to consider revisions to CSAE 3416, Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization.

Staff Contact(s)

Karen DeGiobbi, CPA, CA

Principal, Auditing and Assurance Standards Board

Role & Responsibilities

The role and responsibilities of the Task Force includes the following:

  • Identifying key issues in the Canadian environment related to reporting on controls at a service organization.
  • Considering alternatives and developing positions on issues to recommend to the AASB.
  • Assisting the AASB with stakeholder consultations.
  • Drafting a revised or new standard for the AASB to consider.
  • Developing an exposure draft for approval by the AASB.
  • Analyzing stakeholder responses to the exposure draft and providing recommendations to the AASB to address feedback on the proposed new standard.
  • Drafting the proposed final standard for the AASB to consider.
  • Assisting the AASB in identifying implementation risks and possible responses to those risks.
  • Providing input on implementation guidance.

Meetings

The Task Force meets privately approximately six times a year.

The results of Task Force meetings serve as the basis for agenda papers presented to the AASB when this project is on its meeting agenda.

Keep up to date on this project via the Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization project page.

Membership

The Task Force consists of:

  • an AASB member who acts as Task Force Chair; and
  • 5 other members with significant experience working on CSAE 3416 engagements, including those that issue both Canadian and US reports.

 

Gary Baker

CPA, CA
Waterloo, ON
Chair

Ali Jaffer

CPA, CA
Grant Thornton LLP
Markham, ON
Member(s)

Donald McColl

Deloitte & Touche LLP
Toronto, ON
Member(s)

Erik Niemi

KPMG LLP
Vancouver, BC
Member(s)

Matthew Batterton

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

Nick Panou

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