Bloomberg Tax
Oct. 24, 2022, 6:04 PM

Update to Global Audit Standards Aims for More Skepticism

Michael Kapoor
Michael Kapoor
Freelance Correspondent

The body that sets global auditing standards launched a consultation Monday on updating the rules for gathering audit evidence, with a demand for auditors to exercise more professional skepticism.

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board asked for feedback on proposed guidance for what it called “one of its fundamental standards.”

  • “The audit and the environment in which an auditor conducts the audit and assess audit evidence has evolved significantly in recent years,” IAASB Chair Tom Seidenstein said in a statement.
  • The proposed changes are designed to clarify the existing guidance for gathering audit evidence and provide a framework ...

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