Learn about the temporary WebTrust Seal for qualified reports related to events of an uncontrolled nature (force majeure).
February 9, 2023
Canadian Standard on Related Services (CSRS) 4200, Compilation Engagements became effective for compiled financial information for periods ending on or after December 14, 2021. Read on for observations about implementation lessons learned so far.
January 25, 2023
In a world overloaded with data and evolving stakeholder expectations and requirements, new types of assurance engagements and assurance providers are emerging to enhance confidence in different types of information. Keep reading to learn more.
A comprehensive, peer-reviewed approach to guide practitioners in adhering to the relevant standards and support the effective evaluation, design, implementation, and maintenance of your firm’s system of quality management (SOQM).
Given the broad range of possible assurance and related services available, explore our list of resources to help determine the appropriate level of practitioner involvement to best meet your clients’ needs.
New quality management standards, both at the firm and engagement levels, could impact all practitioners. Our free guidance materials will help you implement these changes and advise your teams on the desired outcomes.
This is your source for tools and resources to promote awareness, understanding and effective implementation of data analytics in audit.
Find resources to advance your career, learn about the latest technical changes and enhance your skillset with useful tools that support a wide range of practice matters.
This Audit and Assurance Alert is being issued to raise awareness about the unanimously approved suite of quality management standards including CSQM 1 replacing CSQC 1.
Practical non-authoritative guidance to assist standard setters in developing standards that have the characteristics necessary to enable an independent practitioner to perform an assurance engagement.
May 16, 2022
New and revised quality management standards are coming into effect soon. Are you ready?
The issuance of the quality management conforming amendments completes a multi-year project to improve the practitioner’s management of risk and quality on engagements. The quality standards take effect beginning December 2022. Are you ready?
Learn about the components of a system of quality management, what this means for your firm and steps to take to implement the new Canadian Standards on Quality Management.
CAS 315 has been significantly revised to promote a more effective risk identification and assessment. Learn about the changes to the standard and understand how these will impact your audit engagements.
Read this comparative summary to obtain a basis for discussions to help clients and potential clients decide what type of compliance engagement is likely to best meet their needs.
November 10, 2021
The Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AASB) has issued a discussion paper. Learn more about the options being considered.
Learn about the steps required to implement CSRS 4460 and report on a supplementary matter.
October 19, 2021
New to using ATT in audits? Wondering how to use ATT appropriately for risk assessment, audit procedures or what to document? Find a summary of recent Canadian and International resources here.
September 27, 2021
Learn how sustainability reporting and assurance impact the assurance profession and understand CPA Canada’s involvement in ongoing sustainability developments.
September 15, 2021
In a data- and technology-driven economy, the evolving expectations of stakeholders will dramatically reshape the services CPA auditors are expected to provide. Read on to explore further and learn about upcoming discussions at the symposium.
Read this alert to learn about a CPA’s role in third-party assurance over sustainability information.
Take advantage of CPA Canada and external resources to help you understand and address sustainability considerations for audit and assurance.
This resource provides the decision maker with a framework to understand the type of engagement that best meets the needs of the intended user(s) of the practitioner’s deliverable.
June 17, 2021
Our roadmap tool can help practitioners identify which standard(s) to use when providing services in accordance with the CPA Canada Handbook — Assurance. This page provides helpful information for using the tool.
Optimize your work as a public practitioner. Explore the latest trends in practice management, advisory services, compilations, tax, technology and more. Offered for free in partnership with Intuit, Sage, and Wolters Kluwer.
How will blockchain and crypto-assets impact CPAs and their future roles? Explore our resources to find out more.
Download our handy guide for a summary of CPA Canada's audit and assurance resources, including alerts, briefings, implementation tools, guides and webinars. This non-authoritative guidance covers topics including auditing and assurance standards and audit data analytics.
This practitioner alert raises awareness about the new Canadian standards on quality management. Learn about this new suite of standards comprising CSQM 1, CSQM 2, and CAS 220, and how they impact you.
Learn about changes to your responsibilities for quality management related to this new suite of Canadian standards comprising CSQM 1, CSQM 2, and CAS 220.
May 17, 2021
New quality management standards prioritize proactive management or mitigation of risks at the firm and engagement levels. Learn how these new standards promote a consistent, high-quality performance by practitioners.
Looking for answers to common questions about implementing CSRS 4400, Agreed-upon Procedures Engagements? Check out our free resource for practitioners.
Use our new interactive tool to help you identify which standard(s) to use when providing services in accordance with the CPA Canada Handbook – Assurance.
Take advantage of this effective resource which provides guidance, templates, and useful links for practitioners in the areas of practice management, advisory, compilations, and tax.
As the pandemic forces organizations to operate in new and unique ways, help ensure your internal audit department is tackling these changes in stride and is adapting their procedures to the new risk environment.
We have compiled a summary of key audit considerations and related CPA Canada and other resources to help you understand and address the audit and assurance implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Discover free audit and assurance resources. Get help understanding and implementing Canadian Auditing Standards and other assurance and related services standards.
Learn about the new standard CSRS 4400, Agreed-Upon Procedures Engagements, and how it impacts you.
CSRS 4200 became effective for compiled financial information for periods ending on or after December 14, 2021. We’ve developed free resources to help you understand and effectively implement and communicate with clients about this standard.
Your essential resource for performing high quality engagements. Arm yourself with PEG to consistently apply the professional standards, featuring four core areas of support – strategic guidance, step-by-step methodology, relevant case studies and timely practice aids.
July 20, 2020
Learn how your clients' control may be impacted, your responsibilities as the auditor, and practical audit considerations to help you in this ever-changing and unstable environment.
Our blog gives you timely, practical, and relevant information that will help you better perform your evolving role as an audit and assurance professional.
Learn about the steps required in order to implement CSRS 4200 and perform compilation engagements.
Learn about the issues arising from COVID-19 related to performing system and organization controls (SOC) engagements.
May 19, 2020
COVID-19 has forced auditors to work differently. Learn about the changing nature of audit evidence and related considerations for auditors to support the performance of high-quality audits in the current environment.
Find out the answers to frequently asked questions related to the application of CSAE 3000 and CSAE 3001.
Do you request a compilation or notice to reader (NTR) on financial information? This publication helps third parties understand how changes to the compilation standard will impact them.
Do you get a compilation or notice to reader (NTR) on your financial information? This publication helps management understand how changes to the compilation standard will impact them.
Learn about the new standard on compilation engagements, CSRS 4200, Compilation Engagements, and how it impacts you.
January 30, 2020
Svetlana Berger, principal in Auditing and Assurance Standards at CPA Canada, talks about a new standard approved in October 2019, to be issued in February 2020. Learn about the potential impact for practitioners.
This guide will help you audit a service organization's controls relevant to user entities' internal control over financial reporting.