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.