AASB defers disclosure of engagement partner name for audits of certain MJDS filers

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Feb 15, 2019

On February 15, 2019, the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AASB) published an update on the issue of naming the engagement partner on the auditor’s report and why they deferred its application for one year.

Are you an MJDS filer who has audits that comply with both Canadian GAAS and PCAOB accounting standards, or Canadian GAAS only?

The AASB deferred application of paragraph 46 for one year for audits of financial statements conducted in accordance with Canadian GAAS when the name of the engagement partner is submitted on Form AP for filing with the PCAOB. As a result, paragraph 46 does not apply to audits of financial statements of affected filers for periods ending before December 15, 2019. The AASB will monitor and support the activities of stakeholders to resolve the issue during the deferral period.

Review the update on the AASB's website.

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