Changes to the Content Specification Outlines that become effective by January 2015

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Changes to the Content Specification Outlines that become effective by January 2015

AUD
Reference (Area, Group, Topic) – Description of Change
II.F.5
• Remove “including change management, backup/recovery, and network access (e.g., administrative rights)”
• Revised text reads, “Identify key risks associated with general controls in a financial IT environment”
II.F.6
• Replace “functionality that supports financial transaction cycles, including: application access control (e.g. administrative access rights); controls over interfaces, integrations, and e-commerce; significant algorithms, reports, validation, edit checks, error handling, etc.” with “controls in a financial IT environment”
• Revised text reads, “Identify key risks associated with application controls in a financial IT environment”
II.I.6
• Change “Illegal acts” to “Noncompliance with laws and regulations, including illegal acts”
III.B.11
• Remove topic III.B.11, “Perform computer-assisted audit techniques (CAATs), including data query, extraction, and analysis” and move questions to other applicable topics.
• Renumber III.B.12 through III.B.20 to III.B.11 through III.B.19

FAR
Reference (Area, Group, Topic) – Description of Change
I.C.I
• Change “Balance sheet” to “Balance sheet / Statement of financial position”
I.C.2
• Change “Income statement” to “Income Statement / Statement of profit or loss”
I.C.8
• Remove the topic titled “First-time adoption of IFRS”
I.E.0
• Change the group title to “Other Financial Statement Presentations” and consolidate topics 1 through 3 in a new group (see I.F.0 below) within the CSO
• Move “Personal financial statements” to topic 1
• Move “Financial statements of employee benefit plans/trusts” to topic 2
• Create a new topic 3 titled “Liquidation basis financial statements”
I.F.0
• Create a new group titled “Special Purpose Frameworks”
• This group includes the item content currently in I.E.1 through I.E.3 of the CSO.
Reference
• Add “(17 CFR Part 229)” to the end of “Regulation S-K of the Code of Federal Regulations”

BEC
Reference (Area, Group, Topic) – Description of Change
I.A
• Change the group to “Rights, Duties, Responsibilities, Authority, and Ethics of the Board of Directors, Officers, and Other Employees”
I.A.1
• Change the topic to “Financial and non-financial reporting”
I.B
• Change the group to “Entity-level controls”

REG
Reference (Area, Group, Topic) – Description of Change
Reference
• Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 removed.
Reference
• Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 moved from Federal Taxation area of References to Ethics, Professional and Legal Responsibilities, and Business Law area of References.

 

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