FRC Post Implementation Review of the 2016 Auditing and Ethical Standards
ACCA response to The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) consultation proposing important changes to the UK’s Ethical and Auditing Standards. The FRC proposes to set more stringent ethical rules for auditors, in response to findings from recent audit enforcement cases and from audit inspections. In response to feedback from investors, the FRC also proposes to enhance the quality and content of auditor’s reports in order to improve transparency about what is found in the course of an audit.
Statutory audit services: initial consultation on the Competition and Markets Authority recommendations
ACCA response to BEIS consultation on the CMA’s recommendations to improve audit quality, competition and resilience in the statutory audit services market. These recommentions can be found on the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) final report published on 18 April 2019.
IAASB’s Proposed International Standard on Quality Management 2 (ED-ISQM 2)
ACCA and CA ANZ joint response supports the IAASB’s efforts to continuously improve audit quality. How audit firms manage audit quality is a key component to achieving audit quality. To read in full, please download the consultation response.
IAASB’s Proposed International Standard on Quality Management 1 (ED-ISQM 1)
ACCA and CA ANZ joint response supports the quality management approach which can be described as a more “thinking” approach in comparison to ISQC1. We are also supportive of a risk assessment based approach, subject to specific concerns on aspects of the proposals. We also believe that separating ISQC 1 into two standards is sensible. Our detailed comments on ED-ISQM2 are available in our separate submission letter on that ED.
IAASB’s Proposed International Standard on Auditing 220 (Revised) Quality Management for an Audit of Financial Statements
ACCA and CA ANZ joint response welcomes the opportunity to comment on Proposed International Standard on Auditing 220 (Revised) Quality Management for an Audit of Financial Statements (ED-220). It is important that the process for managing audit quality at the engagement level continuously evolves along with the management of audit quality at the firm level.
IESBA Proposed Revisions to Code of Ethics and Conduct
ACCA welcomes the opportunity to comment on the proposals to revise Part 4B of the Code to reflect terms and concepts used in ISAE 3000 (Revised), and to continue to work with the IESBA in advancing the restructured Code’s relevance and impact.
Independent Review into the quality and effectiveness of audit - call for views
We welcome Sir Donald Brydon’s independent review into the quality and effectiveness of audit. It is vital that the UK economy has efficient and effective capital markets and there is confidence in the corporate framework through greater transparency which works in the context of a global economy.
Business reporting of intangibles: realistic proposals
ACCA welcomes the opportunity to provide views in response to the FRC’s Discussion Paper on the business reporting of intangibles. This has been done with the assistance of members of ACCA’s Global Forum for Corporate Reporting.
Onerous contracts: costs of fulfilling a contract (amendments to IAS 37)
ACCA welcomes the opportunity to provide views in response to the IASB's proposed amendments to IAS 37. This has been done with the assistance of members of ACCA’s Global Forum for Corporate Reporting.
ACCA is grateful for the opportunity to respond to the consultation paper published by the LSB, and for the continuing discussions between our two organisations. This response has been prepared in consultation with the Chairman of ACCA's Regulatory Board.
ACCA individual and ACCA CA ANZ joint responses to Monitoring Group consultation
ACCA response and ACCA-CAANZ joint response to the Monitoring Group public consultation: Strengthening the Governance and Oversight of the International Audit-Related Standard-Setting Boards in the Public Interest.