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ICAEW consults on proposed updates to Tech 01/06 AAF

Friday 2 August 2019 – ICAEW is seeking comments on proposed updates to its guidance on assurance reports on internal controls of service organisations made available to third parties (Technical Release 01/06 AAF) in a public consultation launched today.

One of the primary objectives of the proposed amendments, developed with the help of a working party set up by ICAEW’s Audit and Assurance Faculty (AAF), is to ensure that the guidance can be used by a broader range of accountancy firms. With this in mind, the proposed changes include further guidance for service auditors, as well as more practical examples on control objectives and reporting.

Dr Nigel Sleigh-Johnson, Head of Financial Reporting, Audit and Assurance at ICAEW, said: “Tech 01/06 is internationally-recognised and underpins the work of firms of accountants in this area. The proposed changes to the existing guidance are important and should improve its accessibility”.

He added: “We’ve already received some valuable feedback from stakeholders through a pre-consultation process, and would strongly encourage others to respond to the public consultation.”

ICAEW begins consulting on the proposed changes today and invites interested parties to provide feedback, in writing or in person, by 30 September.

Feedback should be submitted to Alison Dundjerovic via email to alison.dundjerovic@icaew.com or by phone on 020 7920 8502.