Independence certainty impossible
April 21, 2021 | Self-Managed Super Magazine
The ATO has stipulated it can only provide the type of guidance it has already released to...

Definitive fee limits imminent
April 07, 2021 | Self-Managed Super Magazine
A push to have the acceptable level of fees generated from one referral source stipulated ...

Why SMSFs need to audit the auditor
March 28, 2021 | The Australian Financial Review
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ATO reaffirms SMSF auditor independence
March 25, 2021 | SMSF Adviser
The ATO has released its long-awaited guidance on SMSF auditor independence, reaffirming t...

ATO guidance ends data feed speculation
March 25, 2021 | Self-Managed Super Magazine
The ATO’s audit independence guidance will finally “put to bed” the idea data feeds and au...

ATO releases guidance on SMSF auditor independence requirements
March 17, 2021 | Accountants Daily
The Tax Office has published comprehensive guidance on how SMSF firms might expose themsel...

Outsourcing may not ensure audit independence
March 17, 2021 | Self-Managed Super Magazine
SMSF auditing firms looking to engage a specialist third party to handle non-auditing serv...

ATO flags audit pooling risks
March 16, 2021 | Self-Managed Super Magazine
The ATO has highlighted the risks within audit pooling arrangements that some firms may lo...

How New Measures Safeguard Cloud Computing Data
March 02, 2021 | In Practice - CPA Australia
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The Accountant’s Perspective – Ethics of the accounting profession
February 22, 2021 | theSun
For representational purposes only. – REUTERSPIX...

ATO commits to educative approach around in-house audits
February 17, 2021 | SMSF Adviser
The ATO has reaffirmed its compliance approach for new auditor independence standards as f...

Advice affordability concerns a ‘phantom fear’
February 12, 2021 | Professional Planner
It was two years ago last week that the government warmly embraced Commissioner Hayne’s 76...

APESB marks 15-year anniversary milestone
February 11, 2021 | Business Acumen Magazine
THE Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board (APESB), the independent body that...

Outsourcing not audit panacea
January 27, 2021 | Self-Managed Super Magazine
Accounting firms are unlikely to be able to rely on outsourcing or white-label administrat...

APES 305 to improve due diligence with auditor independence standards
January 25, 2021 | SMSF Adviser
While the revised APES 305 standard means complying with another set of requirements, it m...

SMSF engagement letters overhaul
January 21, 2021 | SMSF Adviser
The Accounting Professional and Ethics Standards Board Limited (APESB) has recently update...

Auditor independence top of mind at SMSF Association conference
January 15, 2021 | Professional Planner
Recent amendments to the rules around auditor independence will be a key legislative theme...

ATO provides update on timeline for auditor independence guidance
January 14, 2021 | Accountants Daily
The ATO plans to publish detailed guidance on the independence standards impacting in-hous...

IESBA underline importance of objectivity for engagement quality reviewers and other appropriate reviewers through enhanced guidance
January 14, 2021 | IESBA publications
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Pooling arrangements ‘no holy grail’ for auditor independence
January 12, 2021 | SMSF Adviser
SMSF firms planning to enter pooled auditing arrangements have been warned that these arra...