IESBA Staff QA - Engagement Team Group Audit Independence
This Q&A publication is designed to highlight, illustrate, or explain aspects of the Code's recent revisions that holistically address the various independence considerations in an audit of group financial statements and is intended to complement the Basis for Conclusions for the final pronouncement. It will assist firms, national standards setters, and professional accountancy organizations in adopting and/or implementing the revisions. The Q&As will also assist regulators and audit oversight bodies, the corporate governance community, investors, preparers, educational bodies or institutions, and other stakeholders in understanding the revisions to the Code.
The development of the Q&As has been informed by the IESBA’s extensive discussions and consultations with a wide range of stakeholders and the IESBA’s own deliberations during the development and finalization of the pronouncement.