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On the committee

The Audit & Assurance Faculty exists thanks to a wide range of practitioners. Here we outline the various committees whose hard work in individual areas makes up the whole.

Without accountants there would be no ICAEW; without auditors there would be no Audit and Assurance Faculty (AAF); though many members may not realise how vital their role is to the technical and practical guidance and support the faculty provides. Volunteers oversee the work of the faculty; contribute to the AAF event programme and to publications such as Audit & Beyond and Auditing in a group context - practical considerations for auditors (bit.ly/1AoU2bV); volunteers assist with ICAEW responses to proposals and developments from organisations such as the Financial Reporting Council and the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. Behind the scenes at the faculty all of this work (and more) is supported by a number of committees and working groups.

  • The Audit and Assurance Faculty Committee oversees the work of the faculty and its technical committees. It is chaired by James Roberts, BDO partner, and meets at least five times each year. The committee has 15 elected or co-opted members from across the audit profession.
  • The Technical and Practical Auditing Committee (TPAC) is responsible for representations to third parties and providing technical and practical guidance and support for members, including events. It is chaired by David Chopping, partner, Moore Stephens; it has 16 members from all sizes of audit firm, and meets monthly

This is an extract from an article in the June 2015 edition of Audit & Beyond, the magazine of the Audit and Assurance Faculty.

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