Auditors must effectively manage audit quality, both at the firm and the engagement level, with high-quality audits supporting financial stability.
Through consultations with stakeholders, the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) identified a need to strengthen standards addressing quality control.
Therefore, the IAASB is proposing revisions to:
- ISQC 1, Quality Control for Firms that Perform Audits and Reviews of Financial Statements, and Other Assurance and Related Services Engagements; and
- ISA 220, Quality Control for an Audit of Financial Statements.
The IAASB proposals include revisions to these standards to:
- strengthen and improve a firm’s management of quality for all engagements by more explicitly incorporating a quality management approach, fostering the ability of the standards to be applied to a wide range of circumstances; and
- focus on identifying, assessing and responding to quality risks in a broad range of engagement circumstances.