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Audit & Assurance Faculty

Find out more about the Audit and Assurance Faculty and upcoming events. Faculty members can access exclusive content, including technical updates, guidance, publications and webinars.

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Audit and Beyond

Webinar recordings

Future events and webinars

Brexit and audit

Learn more about the impact on risk assessments and practical audit considerations.

Developing and Audit and Assurance Policy

This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of ICAEW’s recommendations for developing an Audit and Assurance Policy and will offer hints and tips for organisations looking to implement a Policy for the first time.

Technical releases

Solicitors Regulation Authority Accounts Rules Guidance for reporting accountants following the 2019 changes (TECH 03/20 AAF)

Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Accounts Rules – Guidance for reporting accountants following the 2019 changes (TECH 03/20 AAF) is a Technical Release published by ICAEW’s Audit and Assurance Faculty. It provides practical guidance for accountants reporting to the SRA under the SRA Accounts Rules effective from 25 November 2019.

Guides and publications

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Considerations for group auditors

This ICAEW Know-How article was created by the Audit and Assurance Faculty. It offers practical considerations in relation to the work of component auditors in light of coronavirus (COVID-19) to address the requirements in ISAs (UK). It may also be relevant for group auditors in other jurisdictions.

How to audit change

Change is a feature of doing business, but managing it successfully can be complex. This guide outlines how internal audit can help project managers implement changes by adopting good practices throughout the project life cycle.

Implementing and applying ISAs (UK)

Communication with those charged with governance in an ISA (UK) audit

This guide outlines the requirements on communicating with those charged with governance in an ISA audit. The guide answers common questions from auditors on meeting these requirements, including: how to apply them to smaller entities and how to decide which deficiencies are significant. This guidance is particularly important for auditors applying ISA 260 (Revised) and ISA 265.

Addressing the risk of management override in an ISA (UK) audit

The term “management override” refers to the ability of management and/or those charged with governance to manipulate accounting records and prepare fraudulent financial statements by overriding these controls, even where the controls might otherwise appear to be operating effectively. This guide looks at how auditors assess the risk of management override and their response to it.

Audit and assurance representations

Thought leadership

Audit Quality Forum (AQF)

Since it was established in 2004, Audit Quality Forum (AQF) has encouraged open and constructive debate amongst stakeholders about how to improve audit. Find out more about the AQF’s legacy and the wealth of material produced by the AQF with the support of BEIS, ICAEW and the FRC

Audit insights

Auditors bringing their knowledge of market sectors and business issues for the benefit of wider stakeholders, and alerting practitioners to some of the issues they should consider when planning their audits.


ICAEW’s AuditFutures is an innovative and collaborative initiative, an action-research programme that uses interdisciplinary thinking, design-led processes and interactive workshops to reimagine the audit profession.

The future of audit

As discussions about the future of audit continue to evolve, the Audit and Assurance Faculty intends to influence the debate through a series of succinct, high-level thought leadership essays that consider a range of issues directly or indirectly relevant to the debate.