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Management functions or human resources; Broker or dealer, investment adviser, or investment banking services; Legal services and expert services unrelated to the audit; and Any other service that the Board 43 determines, by regulation, is impermissible.
The Commission's principles of independence with respect to services provided by auditors are largely predicated on three basic principles, violations of which would impair the auditor's independence: Others commenters 46 supported a less strict approach. Consistent with our proposing release, 47 we are adopting rules related to the scope of services that independent accountants can provide to their audit clients.
In adopting these rules, the Commission is clarifying the scope of the prohibited services. The prohibited services contained in these rules only apply to non-audit services provided by independent accountants to their audit clients.
These rules do not limit the scope of non-audit services provided by an accounting firm to a non-audit client. Under the Act, the responsibility falls on the audit committee to pre-approve all audit and non-audit services provided by the accountant.
Bookkeeping or Other Services Related Accounting Records or Financial Statements of the Audit Client Previously, an auditor's independence was impaired if the auditor provided bookkeeping services to an audit client, except in limited situations, such as in an emergency or where the services are provided in a foreign jurisdiction and certain conditions were met.
The current Rule c 4 i continues the prohibition on bookkeeping, but we have eliminated the limited situations where bookkeeping services could have been provided under the previous rules. Some commenters 49 suggested that bookkeeping services should be permitted, especially under the previous exceptions.
However, our independence rules are predicated on the three basic principles enumerated earlier. One of those principles is that an auditor cannot audit his or her own work and maintain his or her independence.
When an accounting firm provides bookkeeping services for an audit client, the firm may be put in the position of later auditing the accounting firm's own work.
If, during an audit, an accountant must audit the bookkeeping work performed by his or her accounting firm, it is questionable that the accountant could, or that a reasonable investor would believe that the accountant could, remain objective and impartial.
If the accountant found an error in the bookkeeping, the accountant could well be under pressure not to raise the issue with the client if raising the issue could jeopardize the firm's contract with the client for bookkeeping services or result in heightened litigation risk for the firm.
In addition, keeping the books is a management function, which also is prohibited. We proposed to prohibit bookkeeping services unless it was "reasonably likely that such services would not be subject to audit procedures.
The rules utilize the previous definition of bookkeeping or other services, which focuses on the provision of services involving: Our experience with this definition demonstrates that the concept of bookkeeping and other services is well understood in practice.
We understand that accountants sometimes are asked to prepare statutory financial statements for foreign companies, and these are not filed with us.
Consistent with the Commission's previous rules, an accountant's independence would be impaired where the accountant prepared the statutory financial statements if those statements form the basis of the financial statements that are filed with us.
Under these circumstances, an accountant or accounting firm who has prepared the statutory financial statements of an audit client is put in the position of auditing its own work when auditing the resultant U.
With respect to the prohibitions on 1 bookkeeping; 2 financial information systems design and implementation; 3 appraisal, valuation, fairness opinions, or contribution-in-kind reports; 4 actuarial; and 5 internal audit outsourcing, the rules state that the service may not be provided "unless it is reasonable to conclude that the results of these services will not be subject to audit procedures during an audit of the audit client's financial statements.
We have added the new wording to all five services to provide consistency in application. Additionally, the change from "reasonably likely. Financial Information Systems Design and Implementation Currently, Paragraph c 4 ii identifies certain information technology services that, if provided to an audit client, impair the accountant's independence.
The proposed rules identified information technology services that would impair the auditor's independence.
Under Paragraph c 4 ii A of the proposed rule, an accountant would not be independent if the accountant directly or indirectly operates or supervises the operation of the audit client's information system or manages the audit client's local area network or information system.
Further, Paragraph c 4 ii B of the proposed rule provided that an accountant is not deemed independent if the accountant designs or implements a hardware or software system that aggregates source data underlying the financial statements or generates information that is significant to the audit client's financial statements taken as a whole.
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These services were deemed to impair an accountant's independence under our previous rules. Some commenters 53 suggested that the Commission's rules should include a dollar threshold limit or other qualifying language. Others 54 suggested that the Commission should clarify that the prohibition on designing and implementing systems would include selecting and testing a client's financial information system.
Commenters 55 also believe that the Commission should clarify that recommendations for improvements in the systems should be permitted. The Commission is adopting rules, consistent with our previous rules, that prohibited the accounting firm from providing any service related to the audit client's information system, unless it is reasonable to conclude that the results of these services will not be subject to audit procedures during an audit of the audit client's financial statements.
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These rules do not preclude an accounting firm from working on hardware or software systems that are unrelated to the audit client's financial statements or accounting records as long as those services are pre-approved by the audit committee. As noted above, the rule prohibits the accountant from designing or implementing a hardware or software system that aggregates source data or generates information that is "significant" to the financial statements taken as a whole.
In this context, information would be "significant" if it is reasonably likely to be material to the financial statements of the audit client.
Since materiality determinations may not be complete before financial statements are generated, the audit client and accounting firm by necessity will need to evaluate the general nature of the information as well as system output during the period of the audit engagement. An accountant, for example, would not be independent of an audit client for which it designed an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning "ERP" or similar system since the system would serve as the basis for the audit client's financial reporting system.
Designing, implementing, or operating systems affecting the financial statements may place the accountant in a management role, or result in the accountant auditing his or her own work or attesting to the effectiveness of internal control systems designed or implemented by that accountant.This page covers closing and distributing the probate estate.
Common errors made in preparing the final account, report and petition for final distribution: In the case of real property, the Personal Representative should record a certified copy of the Judgment of Final Distribution in the county in which the real property is located.
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