This proposed section, Part 10, Audits of Group Financial Statements, is intended to form part of the proposed International Standard on Auditing for Audits of Financial Statements of Less Complex Entities (ISA for LCE) when finalized. Group audits were not included in the scope of the original Exposure Draft of the ISA for LCE, which was issued in July 2021. Given stakeholder feedback, the IAASB reconsidered its decision to exclude group audits and developed proposals that address audits of less complex groups.
With the inclusion of group audits, the IAASB has proposed changes to the Authority of the proposed ISA for LCE. For example, the IAASB removed the prohibition on using the standard when the audit is a group audit unless component auditors are involved, other than in limited circumstances in which a physical presence is needed for a specific audit procedure for the group audit (e.g., for attending a physical inventory count or inspecting physical assets).
ISCA takes a leading role in advocating the views and proposals of the audit community in Singapore and actively undertakes public consultation with its members and stakeholders. ISCA would hence like to seek views from key stakeholders in Singapore on the above.
ISCA requires all comments to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 8 March 2023.
Please click here for the IAASB ED.
To read the comment letter submitted by ISCA to the IAASB on the original ED of the ISA for LCE, please click here.