Entries by Darren Caple

Enabling the Accountant’s Role in Effective Enterprise Risk Management

Enterprise risk management (ERM) needs to be part of the professional accountant mindset and makeup. This report explores the contribution of professional accountants to effective ERM in their roles as chief financial officers (CFO) and within finance functions. To add value, accountants must be seen as risk experts who are outward-looking and provide valuable insights…

ISA 540 (Revised), Auditing Accounting Estimates and Related Disclosures

The IAASB revised its standard on accounting estimates, ISA 540 (Revised), Auditing Accounting Estimates and Related Disclosures, to respond to the rapidly evolving business environment. The revision ensures that the standard continues to keep pace with the changing market and fosters a more independent and challenging skeptical mindset in auditors. ISA 540 (Revised) becomes effective…

Professional Skepticism Lies at the Heart of a Quality Audit

As part of the IAASB’s focus on professional skepticism, this publication provides an update on the IAASB’s efforts to appropriately reflect professional skepticism in its recently-issued, and soon-to-be-issued, standards and exposure drafts. It also includes other relevant news and information, and recent activities of the IESBA and IAESB, related to professional skepticism.