SAS No. 143, Auditing Accounting Estimates and Related Disclosures (SMAA27/22)
AS No. 143 is intended to enable auditors to appropriately address the increasingly complex scenarios that arise today from new accounting standards that include estimates and related disclosures, and to enhance the auditor’s focus on factors driving estimation uncertainty and potential management bias. In our current environment, management’s estimates related to asset impairments are particularly important and this standard will aid auditors in assessing management’s estimates during a period of economic uncertainty and volatility.