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CPAB 2015 Annual Report

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Mar 31, 2016

On March 31, 2016, the Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB) issued its 2015 Annual Report.

At December 31, 2015, 286 audit firms were registered with CPAB. During 2015, CPAB inspected 39 firms in total and 179 engagement files. For the 14 firms inspected annually, CPAB inspected 144 files and identified significant inspection findings in 43 of these files. In addition, CPAB inspected 35 files at 25 other firms and identified significant inspection findings in 28 files.

The majority of CPAB’s total significant inspection findings in 2015 required the audit firm to carry out additional audit procedures to verify there was no need to restate the financial statements due to material error. The remaining findings required the audit firms to add considerable evidence to the audit file to show they had obtained sufficient and appropriate audit evidence with respect to a major balance sheet item or transaction stream. The results of carrying out additional audit procedures resulted in 11 restatements or six per cent of files inspected.

Review the Annual Report on the CPAB's Web site.

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