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IESBA launches post-implementation review of long association international independence standard

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Apr 14, 2021

On April 14, 2021, the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants' (IESBA) Long Association Post-Implementation Review (LAPIR) Working Group released a questionnaire seeking stakeholder feedback on key matters relating to Phase 1 of the LAPIR. Responses are required by May 31, 2021.

The questionnaire forms part of the Working Group’s information gathering and will help inform the IESBA’s review of the implementation of the five-year cooling-off requirement for engagement partners on audits of public interest entities. This review is being undertaken before the “jurisdictional provision” in the standard expires for audits of financial statements for periods beginning on or after December 15, 2023. The jurisdictional provision permits jurisdictions to apply a cooling-off period less than five years subject to specified conditions.

Review the press release and questionnaire on the IESBA's website.

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