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XRB Alert—Modified Audit Reports Explained

 XRB Alert 2020-1 Cover

What can you expect from auditor reports in response to COVID-19?

Here we explain the communication tools auditors use in auditor reports and the likely impact of COVID-19 on auditor reporting, including

  • More modified auditor opinions;
  • More disclosures in Auditor Reports; And
  • The impact of going concern matters on the auditor’s thought process and auditor’s report

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Have you checked out our website COVID-19 information page? Here we provide answers to frequently-asked questions as well as some useful links to a selection of resources available on the audit considerations from the impact of COVID-19. We are updating this page regularly as new information comes to hand.

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We are also regularly posting links to relevant material and posts on our LinkedIn page.

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