The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (the Institute) is pleased to publish the ISCA Audit Manual for Standalone Entities (Manual).
The Manual shall be read in conjunction with the Singapore Companies Act (Cap. 50), the applicable Singapore Standards on Auditing (SSAs), the applicable Singapore Financial Reporting Standards (FRS) and any other regulatory requirements that are deemed appropriate. The contents in this Manual are not substitutes for reading the SSAs but rather as a supplement to support consistent application of these standards.
This Manual is an illustrative guidance to assist auditing professionals in carrying out audits of a complete set of general purpose financial statements of Singapore incorporated standalone entities. The Manual is intended to help auditing professionals understand and effectively apply the SSAs on such audits. In the performance of their professional duties, it remains incumbent on them to exercise their professional judgment or seek independent professional advice and verification if necessary.
Due to the inherent dynamic nature of an audit of a complete set of general purpose financial statements, the use of the Manual, in whole or in part, shall not be presumed to assure compliance with the requirements expected and shall not be relied upon as containing, professional or expert advice.
Every audit engagement is different and the audit programs provided in this Manual shall be tailored to the circumstances of individual engagements before use.
All contents in this Manual are based on the SSAs in place as at November 2018. SSAs issued by the Institute after November 2018 are not incorporated in this Manual. It is the responsibility of the auditing professionals to ensure that they are using the most up-to-date standards and/or guidance available at the ISCA Knowledge Centre.
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NEW: ISCA AMSE Version 1.2
The ISCA Audit Manual for Standalone Entities (ISCA AMSE) was first issued on 28 October 2016. It was updated in November 2018 to enhance its relevance and usefulness to the profession. ISCA AMSE Version 1.2 is effective with immediate effect from its issuance date on 31 December 2018.
Working paper reference
What has changed?
Added factors to consider when evaluating misstatements
Expanded responsibilities of the auditor and management
Included independence confirmation of engagement team at engagement level
Enhanced to align with considerations under SSA 315 Identifying and Assessing the Risks of Material Misstatement through Understanding the Entity and its Environment
Amended considerations for applicability of Steps B and D
D1.1 – D1.2
Slight amendment to enhance clarity
E2 – U2, X2
Amended “Inherent Risk Factor” to “Risk Assessment Factor”
Audit Programme for FRS 109 Financial Instruments
Audit Programme for FRS 115 Revenue from Contracts with Customers
Enhanced to include considerations for “close call” situations