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Canadian Auditing Standards (CASs)
The AASB discussed its draft response letters to the IAASB’s Exposure Drafts for “Quality Management at the Firm and Engagement Level, Including Engagement Quality Reviews,” which includes:
- proposed International Standard on Quality Management (ISQM) 1, Quality Management for Firms that Perform Audits or Reviews of Financial Statements, or Other Assurance or Related Services Engagements;
- proposed ISQM 2, Engagement Quality Reviews; and
- proposed ISA 220 (Revised), Quality Management for an Audit of Financial Statements.
The Chair and Director will review the final letters prior to submission.
The AASB agreed to perform further consultations with stakeholders on the proposed scope of Canadian Standard on Quality Management (CSQM) 1, Quality Management for Firms that Perform Audits or Reviews of Financial Statements, or Other Assurance or Related Services Engagements, in the fall of 2019.