Auditor Independence: Are we there yet?

Technical Summit 2021

This session will discuss the professional requirements, along with a practical review of the various independence structures being considered by practitioners. This session will also look at the proposed inclusion of a 20% referral fee benchmark in the APES 110 and how this benchmark is likely to be applied in practice from 1 July 2023.

At the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Obtain an understanding of the independence structures available to auditors;
  • Gain an insight into the safeguards likely to be required, and;
  • Understand the ATO’s position on the independence structures being discussed in the market place.

The contents of this resource are taken to be correct at the time of publication.

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