Audits of Less Complex Entities – AASB

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At its meeting on July 15, 2021, the AASB discussed a draft Canadian discussion paper,” Exploring Standard-setting Options for Audits of Less Complex Entities.” This discussion paper will seek input from stakeholders on possible options to explore in Canada to address the challenge of applying the CASs to audits of less complex entities.

This discussion paper also seeks views on:

  1. the concept of a separate standard for the audit of less complex entities; and
  2. the IAASB’s Exposure Draft, “Proposed International Standard on Auditing for Audits of Financial Statements of Less Complex Entities.”

The AASB expects to approve the Canadian discussion paper in August 2021, for issuance in September 2021.

Review the Executive Summary on the AASB's Web site.

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