The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) is reminding stakeholders and encouraging the public to act soon and submit comments on their two open exposure drafts.
The Proposed Revisions to the Code Relating to the Definition of Engagement Team and Group Audits establish provisions that comprehensively address independence considerations for firms and individuals involved in an engagement to perform an audit of group financial statements. The exposure draft landing page linked above includes a webinar explaining the proposed revisions.
Comments are requested by May 31, 2022.
The Proposed Technology-related Revisions to the Code seeks to enhance the Code’s robustness and expand its relevance in an environment being reshaped by rapid technological advancements. The proposed amendments will guide the ethical mindset and behavior of professional accountants in business and in public practice as they deal with changes brought by technology in their work processes and the content of the services they provide. The exposure draft landing page linked above includes a webinar explaining the proposed revisions.
Comments are requested by June 20, 2022. (For stakeholders who are unable to submit a formal response, an online survey has been created for the Tech ED.)
Public input is a critical component of the standards setting process. The IESBA encourages all stakeholders to comment on both important exposure drafts. Learn more about the IESBA at www.ethicsboard.org