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Quality Management at the Firm Level – IAASB

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At its meeting on March 16-20, 2020, the IAASB discussed a full draft of proposed ISQM 1. The IAASB particularly focused on the identification and assessment of quality risks, external communications, findings and deficiencies, the inspection of completed engagements, service providers, and the annual evaluation of the system of quality management. The IAASB also discussed the meaning of the effective date of proposed ISQM 1.

The IAASB broadly supported the proposals and encouraged the ISQM 1 Task Force to further simplify the identification and assessment of quality risks, clarify the definition of deficiencies, and enhance the standard to encourage communication externally. With respect to the evaluation of the system of quality management, the IAASB also suggested adopting a less binary conclusion about the system of quality management to encourage a positive approach to evaluating the system. The ISQM 1 Task Force will present certain sections of proposed ISQM 1 to the IAASB via videoconference on April 8, 2020.

Review the summary, including the podcast, on the IAASB's Web site.

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