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IESBA seeks stakeholder input on key ethical questions arising from technological developments

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Oct 19, 2020

On October 19, 2020, the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants' (IESBA) Technology Task Force launched two online surveys with questions seeking stakeholder feedback to inform its consideration of issues related to two key recommendations in the February 2020 Phase 1 report of its Technology work stream, "Technology Working Group Phase 1 Final Report". Comments are requested by by November 10, 2020.

The topics addressed by these two recommendations are:

  • Technology and complexity in the professional environment; and
  • The impact of technology on auditor independence.

Stakeholder responses to the surveys will help guide the IESBA’s consideration of next steps in relation to those two topics at its December 2020 Board meeting.

The IESBA is seeking views and input from all categories of stakeholders, including investors and other users of financial statements, the corporate governance community, the regulatory and audit oversight community, preparers, firms, national standard setters, professional accountancy organizations, academics and others. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to contribute to international standard setting.

Click on the links below to respond to each survey:

  1. Technology and complexity in the professional environment; and
  2. Impact of Technology on Auditor Independence

Review the press release on the IESBA's website.

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