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IAASB consults on enhancing the value of auditor reporting

17 May 2011

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) today released its consultation paper, Enhancing the Value of Auditor Reporting: Exploring Options for Change, to obtain views on enhancing the quality, relevance and value of auditor reporting on an international basis.

The consultation paper seeks to determine whether there are common views among users of audited financial statements and other stakeholders about the usefulness of auditor reporting. It describes issues with current financial reporting, including a perceived "information gap" identified by some stakeholders. It then sets out possible options for change and seeks input as to whether such options might be effective in enhancing auditor reporting and the communicative value of the auditor's report.

Comments on the Consultation Paper close on 16 September 2011. Click for IAASB press release (link to IFAC website).