The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (“PCAOB”) efforts to finalize and propose new standards are on hold by one quarter, according to the audit regulator’s updated standard-setting agenda. Projects that will be delayed include expansion of the auditor’s report, which the PCAOB hopes to adopt a final rule in the first quarter of 2017. PCAOB Chairman James Doty originally wanted the project completed last year.
Two other projects delayed are proposals regarding audits of accounting estimates and the use of specialists. Originally expected to be issued during the first quarter, both proposals are now set for a second quarter release.