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November 14, 2019


CPA Canada Practitioner’s Pulse Webinar – Compilation Engagements

Tune into this webinar to hear AASB Principal, Svetlana Berger, speak about the recently-approved new standard on compilation engagements. The webinar is taking place on November 21 from 12:30-2pm. Register now to learn more.

November 13, 2019


Auditing and Assurance Standards Board Meeting – December 2-3, 2019 – Agenda now available!

Find out what’s on the agenda for the upcoming Board meeting. Topics include, Agreed-upon Procedures, Quality Management, Audits of Less Complex Entities, Public Sector Auditing Standards, Group Audits and more. Read the agenda for full details. 

November 8, 2019


Update – AASB Expands Key Audit Matter Reporting

The AASB received valuable feedback on its Exposure Draft, Communication of Key Audit Matters in the Auditor’s Report. After reviewing the feedback received, the AASB agreed to require key audit matter reporting for other listed entities, excluding listed entities required to comply with National Instrument 81-106. Read the article for full details.

November 6, 2019


IFRS® Discussion Group Meeting Agenda – December 12, 2019

The Group’s agenda will cover a range of topics, including leases, employee benefits, impairment of assets, deferred tax on goodwill, and more. The Group will also provide initial feedback on possible topics for the IASB’s 2020 Agenda Consultation. Register today to attend as an in-person or virtual observer!

November 4, 2019


Submit an Issue – PSAB Annual Improvements

Did you know you can provide PSAB with information on minor Handbook issues at any time? Review the submission requirements, and how PSAB will address them through its annual improvements process!

November 1, 2019


In Brief – Public Private Partnerships Exposure Draft

Read this plain and simple overview of PSAB’s proposed accounting treatment for public private partnerships. Learn how the specific scope, recognition, measurement, presentation, and disclosure requirements could have a significant impact in the public sector.

November 1, 2019

Document for Comment

Exposure Draft, Public Private Partnerships

In this Exposure Draft, PSAB proposes specific scope, recognition, measurement, presentation, and disclosure requirements for public private partnerships. This proposed guidance will have a significant impact in the public sector. Read and respond to the exposure draft before February 29, 2020.

November 1, 2019

Basis for Conclusions

Basis for Conclusions – Agriculture, Section 3041

This document sets out how the AcSB reached its conclusions on the Agriculture project, and discussions on significant matters arising from comments received and issues raised in response to its Exposure Draft.

October 25, 2019


Survey! Post-implementation Review – Reports on Supplementary Matters Arising from an Audit or a Review Engagement

Now that stakeholders have had an opportunity to apply CSRS 4460, we want to learn about your implementation experiences. If you’re a practitioner who reports to third parties on supplementary matters, a CSRS 4460 report user or an entity that engages a practitioner to report on supplementary matters, we want to hear from you! Take our survey to support the post-implementation review of this standard by January 10, 2020.

October 11, 2019


Volunteer Opportunity – Audits of Less Complex Entities Advisory Group

The Board is looking for individuals who have experience with audits of less complex entities to be members of our Audits of Less Complex Entities Advisory Group. Read more about the opportunity we have available and apply by November 1, 2019.