NZAuASB ED 2019-1
Amendments to NZ SRE 2410
The NZAuASB is seeking comments on NZAuASB ED 2019-1 Amendments to New Zealand Standard on Review Engagements (NZ SRE) 2410 Review of Financial Statements Performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity.
From December 2016, the auditor’s report was changed as a result of the IAASB’s project to enhance the auditor’s report from the user’s perspective. These changes were limited to the ISAs.
Subsequently, questions have arisen, both in New Zealand and Australia, as to whether and how the new auditor reporting requirements impact the format and content of the interim review report. Currently, while NZ SRE 2410 has not been updated, auditors can, but are not required to, use the new reporting format and new features when issuing a review report provided any reporting is not inconsistent with NZ SRE 2410.
NZAuASB ED 2019-1 proposes to promote consistency in practice by incorporating the reporting changes as a result of the auditor reporting requirements, as applicable to a review engagement.
In addition, NZAuASB ED 2019-1 proposes conforming amendments as a result of the new ethical framework related to non-compliance with laws and regulations (NOCLAR).
NZAuASB ED 2019-1 is not proposing to reopen or fundamentally revise NZ SRE 2410, rather to make conforming amendments to the standard as a result of recent changes to the ISAs (NZ) and PES 1 (Revised).
Commenting on the Proposal
We have written a blog which sets out two options for you to consider and seeks your preference via a short one-minute survey.
You can also send your comments—both formal and informal—by 14 October 2019 to the NZAuASB using the secure upload form below.
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