An ISCA roundtable brought together diverse stakeholders to discuss the quality and effectiveness of audit including its scope and purpose, and its future.
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In Part 1 of this two-part series, published in IS Chartered Accountant, May 2015 issue, we emphasised that planning is imperative to the effective conduct of an audit engagement and issuance of appropriate audit opinion. It is a critical, if not the most critical, process of the entire audit cycle.... Read More
Rachel was a young and self-motivated audit assistant who joined a 15-headcount small and medium-sized practice (SMP) three months ago. She completed two audit engagements under the guidance of an audit senior, which gave her a great sense of accomplishment. In that three-month period, Rachel had... Read More
Over the years, investors’ expectations of trusted financial information in promoting investment and economic growth have been rising, and audit quality becomes essential in meeting these expectations. To achieve a high quality audit, auditors ought to get the planning of an audit right, especially... Read More
On 18 February 2014, the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) released its new publication, A Framework for Audit Quality: Key Elements that Create an Environment for Audit Quality (the Framework). Through the Framework, the IAASB aims to raise awareness of the key elements... Read More