The Audit and Assurance technical area has information, guidance and events about the Audit and Assurance Faculty, clarified ISAs, working in the regulated area of audit, the future of audit, gain audit rights in the UK and the audit quality forum.
Resources to help you maintain high standards of compliance, quality and scepticism.
ICAEW is playing a leading role in trying to understand how technology, and in particular data analytics, will impact on the future of audit. Learn more about our work in helping audit firms and businesses to understand the opportunities and threats that technology is bringing.
Audit exempt organisations can choose from a range of services that add credibility to their financial statements. The Audit and Assurance Faculty provides information to help a business understand the reasons why each option might be useful.
Assurance maps can be a powerful tool providing great insights for boards, senior management and audit committees. Here the Audit and Assurance Faculty provides an introduction to the concept of assurance maps and the benefits to various stakeholders.
Helpsheets prepared by ICAEW Technical Advisory Service to assist you in your day-to-day work. We offer practical advice, respond to frequently asked questions and highlight the issues you may need to consider.
This section explains what constitutes regulated audit work, what is meant by the term 'registered auditor' and how your firm can become a registered auditor. Application forms are also available in this section as well as a guide to which forms your firm will need to complete.
ICAEW’s Audit Qualification (AQ) is only available to ICAEW members and is free of charge. Please read through the following carefully to determine if the AQ is relevant to you and how you should apply.
ICAEW is now responsible for the licensing, registering and monitoring of auditors who wish to carry out audits of local public bodies.This page explains what accountancy firms and individuals need to do to become a registered local auditor under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.