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  • November 4, 2020

    A proposed standard issued by the AICPA Auditing Standards Board would give practitioners more guidance on auditing management’s estimates of fair value, including on the use of pricing services.

  • November 3, 2020

    Registration for the 2020 Governmental A&A Forum is open! Save more on 8 hours of A&A when you register by December 1st. See the agenda for this special annual event.

  • October 8, 2020

    Taxpayers interacting with the IRS have the right to finality. This is especially for taxpayers who are being audited. This is one of ten basic rights —collectively known as the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.

  • September 18, 2020

    FASB issued a new Accounting Standard Update (ASU) intended to improve transparency in reporting contributed nonfinancial assets.

  • August 21, 2020

    CPA firm peer reviews can continue to be held remotely without prior approval of the administering entity for system reviews commencing before June 30, 2021, as a result of a vote Thursday by the AICPA Peer Review Board (PRB) that extended the off-site waiver.

  • April 7, 2020

    During the pandemic, challenges never before faced by auditors in performing audits are emerging. In response, auditors need to be more agile and creative in performing audits and complying with the auditing standards. The key is remembering that, while the auditing standards outline the performance requirements for obtaining reasonable assurance the financial statements are free from material misstatement, the auditing standards do not set specific requirements on how auditors might obtain that assurance. Now, more than ever, auditors might rely on technology in performing audit procedures.

  • November 20, 2019

    The Auditing Standards Board (ASB) has issued auditing interpretation No. 5, “Communicating Critical Audit Matters When Reporting on Audits Conducted in Accordance With Auditing Standards Generally Accepted in the United States of America and the Standards of the PCAOB," to AU-C section 700A (AICPA, Professional Standards).

  • November 14, 2019

    System and Organization Controls (SOC) examinations performed by CPAs can give companies assurance that outsource providers possess appropriate controls. And in an environment with increased outsourcing and rapidly changing risks, the growing need for these reports presents a business opportunity that CPA firms may wish to consider.

  • June 3, 2019

    The FAF issued its 2018 Annual Report, “Standards That Work: Rising to Meet the Future.” It provides a glimpse of how the FASB and the GASB develop standards that work today and for the future—and how the FAF supports that process. For the FASB and the GASB, it includes robust research, implementation support, and an eye toward technical innovation. For the FAF, it includes appointing the right people to the Boards and implementing the right systems to support successful standard setting.

  • January 14, 2019

    As you know, the idea that a partnership/multi-member LLC is not a taxpayer for federal income tax purposes changes radically as a result of provisions in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, commonly known as the Federal Partnership Audit Rules.