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PCAOB Updates Project Agendas

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (“PCAOB”) Office of the Chief Auditor recently published an update to its standard-setting and research project agenda. The revised agenda includes the Office’s present standard-setting agenda, planned milestones, and important recent developments. The PCAOB’s standard-setting agenda includes the following projects: Auditor’s Reporting Model: Adopted in June and approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 23rd. Auditing Accounting Estimates, Including Fair Value Measurements: Reviewing comments on exposure draft of the proposed standard. The Auditor’s Use of the Work of Specialists: Reviewing comments on exposure draft of the proposed standard. Supervision of Audits Involving. Read More.

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PCAOB Standard-Setting and Research Agendas Updated

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (“PCAOB”) Office of the Chief Auditor (“OCA”) has updated its standard-setting agenda. Revised as of June 30, the periodic update reflects the PCAOB’s standard-setting and research agendas, and includes the OCA’s standard-setting agenda, scheduled milestones, and recent developments including the following: Auditor’s Reporting Model (adopted in June by PCAOB and awaiting the Securities and Exchange Commission’s approval) Auditing Accounting Estimates, Including Fair Value Measurements (exposure draft comment period ends Wednesday, August 30) The Auditor’s Use of the Work of Specialists (exposure draft comment period ends Wednesday, August 30) Supervision of Audits Involving Other Auditors. Read More.

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PCAOB Proposal to Address Auditing Accounting Estimates

A new proposal by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”) seeks to strengthen the applicable requirements for auditing accounting estimates. Issued as Proposed Auditing Standard for Auditing Accounting Estimates, Including Fair Value Measurements, the proposal advises auditors to use professional skepticism and give added attention to possible management bias while auditing accounting estimates. Auditors have had issues auditing some accounting estimates, causing PCAOB inspectors to flag deficiencies at both small and large audit firms. Such deficiencies have raised concerns on auditors’ application of professional skepticism and their consideration of possible management bias. In response, the PCAOB proposes a new. Read More.

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