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September 29, 2023

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Canadian Audit Quality Is Getting Suckier and CPAB Is Concerned

Up north, the Canadian equivalent of the PCAOB has said that audit quality in America’s hat is on the decline and that the level of significant findings at non-annually inspected firms is “concerning.” This is per the Canadian Public Accountability Board’s 2022 Annual Report [PDF]. The Globe and Mail reports: Problematic audits are on the […]

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Our Audits Sucked Because the Auditors Are Exhausted, Says Deloitte Australia

Last week the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (think Aussie PCAOB) informed us that Deloitte and KPMG need to take “continued deliberate and concerted action” to improve the quality of their audit work because apparently it is just that bad. Deloitte did not meet ASIC standards on half of audits inspected, KPMG came in at […]

KPMG UK Got Absolutely Dragged By the FRC For Its ‘Unacceptable’ Bank Audits

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) released its 2021 inspection reports today, which include BDO, Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, KPMG, Mazars, and PwC. I’ve linked the individual reports for each firm (note they are in PDF) should you feel like wasting a Friday afternoon reading overseas audit inspection reports but we need to talk about the […]