Tech to ease auditor independence compliance
September 24, 2020 | Self Managed Super
Accounting firms more willing to embrace new technology and platforms will find it easier ...

Firms adapting to comply with new guidelines
September 22, 2020 | Self Managed Super
More accounting firms are addressing the impact of the new auditor independence standards ...

Routine and mechanical not easy exemption
September 17, 2020 | Self Managed Super
Audit firms are highly unlikely to be able to use the routine and mechanical provision in ...

ATO flags potential changes to SAR following APESB guidance
September 16, 2020 | SMSF Adviser
In light of the APESB guidance on SMSF auditor independence, the ATO says it would like to...

Tax Office sheds further light on ‘routine and mechanical’ services
September 16, 2020 | Accountants Daily
The ATO has made clear if an SMSF client has recurring transactions or simple investments ...

Data feeds not an auditor independence exception
September 14, 2020 | Self Managed Super
Data feeds cannot be used as proof SMSF financial statements have been prepared by an acco...

Audit transition period requested
September 10, 2020 | Self Managed Super
The SMSF Association has called on the ATO to take a reasonable and practical stance with ...

Audit quality could now improve
September 09, 2020 | Self Managed Super
A specialist practitioner has predicted the new independence standards introduced for audi...

Auditor pick key for accountants
September 07, 2020 | Self Managed Super
Accountants need to carefully consider the implications a change of SMSF auditor resulting...

Analysis – Ethics change and COVID challenges a tough mix
August 30, 2020 | Banking Day
ATO SMSF audit scrutineer Kellie Grant ...

In-house SMSF audit services ‘not worth the risk’, says law firm
August 21, 2020 | SMSFAdviser Magazine
While SMSF firms may be reluctant to drop SMSF audit services in response to the APESB gui...

Large-scale reciprocal auditing expected to be on ATO’s radar
August 06, 2020 | Accountants Daily
Accountants have been warned that the ATO will likely be paying close attention to firms e...

ATO to scrutinise ‘evidence of skills’ with new audit standards
August 04, 2020 | SMSFAdviser Magazine
A law firm has outlined the type of evidence the ATO might look for to suggest that a trus...

ATO flags new auditor independence standards
July 29, 2020 | Self Managed Super
Auditors must factor in recent changes to the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants ...

FRC seeks to clarify two UK accounting standards
July 27, 2020 | Accountancy Daily
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has issued two exposure drafts proposing amendments ...