Assessing the reset on international standard-setting
November 30, 2020 | IN THE BLACK
After five years of consultation with regulators, standard-setting groups and other key st...

New standards to alter trustee view of audits
November 16, 2020 | Self-Managed Super Magazine
The new auditor independence standards will help trustees see the real value of the SMSF a...

What the inquiry into audit quality recommended
November 11, 2020 | Financial Review (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
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ATO pencils 2022 income year as start date for SAR change
November 05, 2020 | SMSF Adviser
The ATO has announced that it will aim to include an additional reporting requirement for ...

New standards allay accountant fears
November 02, 2020 | Self-Managed Super Magazine
The new auditor independence standards will allow SMSF accountants to work without the add...

APESB: A framework for ethical behaviour
October 30, 2020 | Business Acumen Magazine
GLOBAL ETHICS Day is celebrated each year in late October, and it is a timely reminder of ...

New standards boost auditor role
October 27, 2020 | Self-Managed Super Magazine
The new auditor independence standards will reinforce the essential role SMSF auditors hav...

ACCA: COVID-19 poses new ethical challenges for professional accountants
October 26, 2020 | Scottish Financial News
As businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, professional accountants are faced with ...

ATO gives auditors independence grace period
October 15, 2020 | Self-Managed Super Magazine
The ATO has stated it will not be enforcing the new auditor independence standards for the...

ATO issues updated auditor independence guidance
October 14, 2020 | SMSF Adviser
The ATO has released new guidance on the APESB Independence Guide which further clarifies ...

Final Pronouncement: Revisions to the Code to promote the Role and Mindset expected of Professional Accountants
October 04, 2020 | IESBA publications
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ATO provides clarity on offshoring and independence standards
October 01, 2020 | SMSFAdviser Magazine
The ATO has provided its views on the outsourcing of accounting and auditing services to o...

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...