Auditing

How technology and data are transforming accounting and audit


Accounting practices should be alert to a growing number of pseudo tax audit protection services being offered that, on the surface, may seem like a cost-effective solution, but underneath effectively involve practices paying for a service with no insurance backing.

Accountants beware of junk insurance for tax audits


Recent court cases are a stark warning to SMSF auditors, after a court found a second auditor responsible for a lion's share of SMSFs losses.

SMSF auditors under renewed scrutiny


Before taking steps to fix audit quality, it needs to be reliably and consistently measured, in a comparable manner.

Audit quality: is it time for a different approach?


Professional scepticism is defined in Australian auditing standards as “an attitude that includes a questioning mind, being alert to conditions which may indicate possible misstatement due to error or fraud, and a critical assessment of audit evidence”.

Why professional scepticism is a crucial weapon in an auditor's armoury


Since SMSF auditor registration commenced in 2013, up to 30 June 2018 ASIC has deregistered, suspended or imposed conditions on 101 SMSF auditors for various breaches.

Auditor independence in the crosshairs


Data analytics is unlocking new assurance opportunities for auditors who can show a deeper understanding and different view of clients’ businesses.

Audit and the machine: how client demand is changing audit and assurance


The auditor of the future will use data analytics to check data of much larger sets of information from a wide variety of agencies.

How data analytics is transforming audit


Conducting a quality SMSF audit demands sufficient time, resources and access to relevant expertise.

Your essential SMSF auditor checklist


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