Thursday 26 November 2020


2:30 pm


1.5 CPD hours

Session Topic

Getting compliant with laws and regulations right

Media have reported wages underpayments, breaches of AFS licence conditions, concerns about JobKeeper claims, and sanctions against financial institutions. Auditors are obliged to consider laws and regulations under auditing standards and laws. Audit-file reviews have often shown poor understanding and execution of several standards.

This session will:

  • Identify recent instances of non-compliance with laws and regulations
  • Step your audit team through the requirements of ASA 250 Consideration of Laws and Regulations in an Audit of a Financial Report and other related auditing standards, and
  • Discuss the effect of whistleblowing laws and APES 110 Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (including Independence Standards) on the audit team.
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This session is presented by:

Stephen Newman

Executive Counsel

Stephen is a corporate and commercial lawyer who also has considerable litigation experience in all major Courts and Tribunals. Stephen is a team member of ReportFraud. Stephen advises a range of clients and in particular, Accountants and Auditors on issues that relate to corporate and trust entities, businesses and private clients operating in many different industries, both domestic and international. Stephen also has considerable experience in dealing with regulators and conducting the defence of investigative and enforcement action.