Tag: audit engagement partner

Form what? CAQ offers help for audit committees in understanding and using Form AP

Remember Form AP? That’s the form that the PCAOB is now requiring audit firms to use to name individual audit engagement partners. The form will also disclose the names and Firm IDs, locations and extent of participation of any other accounting firms, outside of the principal auditor, that participated in the audit, if their work constituted 5% or more of the total audit hours.  (See this PubCo post.) Should companies care? Yes, says the Center for Audit Quality: the disclosures made in Form AP can help audit committee members in satisfying their responsibilities to oversee the engagement audit firm as well as other audit participants.

PCAOB adopts rule requiring audit engagement partners to be named on new Form AP

by Cydney Posner At an open meeting this morning, the PCAOB voted to adopt new rules requiring audit firms to disclose, on new PCAOB Form AP —  Auditor Reporting of Certain Audit Participants, the name of the audit engagement partner.  The form will also disclose the names, locations and extent […]

Has the PCAOB finally reached a compromise on naming audit engagement partners?

by Cydney Posner The saga of the PCAOB and its proposals to require identification of the audit engagement partner continues.   Compliance Week reports, based on a newly published PCAOB standard-setting agenda, that the PCAOB is now considering issuance of a supplemental request for comment in connection with yet another proposed compromise […]