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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webcast: Introducing reverse stress testing

Author: Audit and Assurance Faculty

Published: 11 Jun 2020

ICAEW’s Audit and Assurance Faculty shares a recording of its recent webcast which introduces reverse stress testing as a technique a wide range of entities could use to help make going concern assessments more robust, and to enhance risk assessments.

This webcast discusses the latest Audit and Assurance Faculty guide which introduces reverse stress testing. Topics discussed include:

  • What reverse stress testing is
  • How it is useful for businesses, including in meeting directors’ responsibilities with respect to going concern
  • How it works and how to pick a starting point
  • A practical example in a COVID-19 situation
  • COVID-19 scenarios to consider
  • How it can be used in the directors’ going concern assessment and to enhance disclosure
  • How it is useful for audit evidence
  • Q&A session 

Broadcast on 11 June 2020

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