The auditing standards committee of the auditing section of the American accounting association is pleased to provide comments on PCAOB staff consultation paper no. 2015-01, the auditor’s use of the work of specialists

Jennifer R. Joe, Diane J. Janvrin, Dereck Barr-Pulliam, Stephani Mason, Marshall K. Pitman, Zabihollah Rezaee, Kerri Ann Sanderson, Yi Jing Wu

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Abstract

On May 28, 2015 the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (hereafter, the Board) issued Staff Consultation Paper No. 2015-01 (hereafter, the Staff Consultation Paper) to seek information and input on the potential need to improve standards related to the auditor’s use of the work of specialists. The Board requested input from investors, accounting firms, specialists, companies, and others (such as academics) about (1) current practices, (2) the potential need for changes, and (3) possible alternative regulatory approaches, and any associated economic implications, for potential improvement in standards related to oversight and assessing the objectivity of employed and engaged specialists. The comment period ended July 31, 2015. This commentary summarizes the contributors’ views on selected questions posed in the Staff Consultation Paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)C18-C37
JournalCurrent Issues in Auditing
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2015

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