Archive for the ‘AS5’ Category

First AS5 audit – auditor’s and company’s views

September 10, 2007

As large public companies are approaching the first reporting cycle under AS5, how are auditors and companies planning for their first AS5 audit?

After digesting several articles at Compliance Week, I have listed some important findings from both auditor’s and company’s view and opportunity for GRC software. (more…)

Choosing significant accounts after AS5

August 17, 2007

After the Auditing Standard No. 5 with ‘risk based, top down approach’ replaced AS2, companies will change the way of selecting significant accounts from previously ‘whether it exceeds materiality threshold regardless of risks’, to qualitative factors. This ‘qualatative first, quantative second’ approach will allow companies to focus resources on key controls and therefore to reduce the costs.

An article from Compliance week suggested a new way of choosing significant accounts. (more…)