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accounting specialists

Auditing Accounting Estimates and the Use of Specialists

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) recently voted to finalize two related standards aimed at improving audits of accounting estimates and the work of specialists. Though the new, more consistent guidance would apply specifically to public companies, the effects would likely filter down to audits of private entities that use accounting estimates or rely…

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related-party transactions

Transparency is Key with Related-Party Transactions

In recent years, external auditors have focused more attention on related-party transactions. Although related-party transactions aren’t necessarily bad, they do raise some concerns about the risk of misstatement or omission in financial reporting. 3 focal points Issues with related parties played a prominent role in the scandals that surfaced nearly two decades ago at Enron,…

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