AICPA Issues SAS 134 and SAS 135
May 10, 2019
The AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board has published two Statements on Auditing Standards (SASs): No. 134, Auditor Reporting and Amendments, Including Amendments Addressing Disclosures in the Audit of Financial Statements, and No. 135, Omnibus Statement on Auditing Standards — 2019.
SAS 134 “addresses the auditor’s responsibility to form an opinion on the financial statements and the form and content of the auditor’s report issued as a result of an audit of financial statements.” This SAS also discusses “the auditor’s responsibilities, and the form and content of the auditor’s report, when the auditor concludes that a modification to the auditor’s opinion on the financial statements is necessary, and when additional communications are necessary in the auditor’s report.”
SAS 135 “is intended to more closely align [AICPA] guidance with the PCAOB's standards by primarily amending AU-C section 260, Communications With Those Charged With Governance, AU-C section 550, Related Parties, and AU-C section 240, Consideration of Fraud in a Financial Statement Audit, in AICPA Professional Standards.”
For more information, see the press release on the AICPA’s Web site.