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ACRA has issued changes to the ACRA Code to adopt two IESBA’s Final Pronouncements relating to the Revisions to Part 4B and Role & Mindset provisions. The changes will take effect from 31 December 2021.
These changes mirror ISCA’s EP 100 (revised on 7 July 2021) which is also effective 31 December 2021.
ISCA issues FRB 9 (Revised) Accounting Implications of the Interest Rate Benchmark Reform to share accounting considerations on specific matters to assist entities in their understanding of the accounting for financial instruments and hedge accounting which are affected by the replacement of interest rate benchmarks within these contracts.
ISCA issues FRG 3 Preparation of Interim Financial Statements under SFRS(I) 1-34 Interim Financial Reporting (in compliance with the SGX Listing Rule 705(3A)) and two sets of Illustrative Condensed Interim Financial Statements to assist issuers in understanding the implications of SGX Listing Rule 705(3A) and applying SFRS(I) 1-34’s requirements in their preparation of interim financial statements.
Commonly referred to as the “expectation gap”, a disconnect sometimes exists between an auditor’s professional responsibility for detecting theft and fraud and the general public’s perception of an auditor’s duties. The Singapore Standard on Auditing 240 Auditor’s Responsibilities Relating to Fraud in an Audit of Financial Statements includes a responsibility to communicate to the appropriate level of management on a timely basis if any information or evidence comes to the auditor’s attention indicating the occurrence of fraud. However, claims made against professional firms for alleged failure to detect theft and fraud could emanate from all types of engagements, including those generally regarded by practitioners as low risk, such as bookkeeping, tax compliance and compilation services.