(Solution Download) The PCAOB has the authority to set audit standards for


The PCAOB has the authority to set audit standards for all audits of public companies. The AICPA continues to set audit standards for non-public companies through its auditing standards board.

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a. In what ways might you expect auditing standards for audits of non-public companies to differ from that of the standards for public companies? Identify three (there are not necessarily three right or wrong answers?this is an opinion and discussion question only). Identify the rationale for your answers.
b. A CPA is performing an audit of a local municipality. Where should the auditor look to determine audit standards that must be followed?
c. What role should an audit committee play in determining which standards an audit firm will use in auditing their company? Explain.

 







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