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Quality Management at the Firm Level – IAASB

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At its meeting on September 14-23, 2020, the IAASB approved ISQM 1 as a final standard. Firms will be required to design and implement systems of quality management in compliance with ISQM 1 by December 15, 2022. Once the Public Interest Oversight Board’s (PIOB) confirmation that due process was followed is received, the Board will formally release the standard. In finalizing ISQM 1, the Board considered how to enhance the focus on the public interest and consistent performance of quality engagements in the context of the objective of the standard, and discussed clarifications relating to human resources and external communications. The Board also suggested a number of areas that should be emphasized in the basis for conclusions.

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

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