We wanted to alert you to these updates on decisions about delays from the AICPA’s Professional Ethics Executive Committee and Peer Review Board.
PEEC Delays and Exposure Draft
The AICPA’s Professional Ethics Executive Committee (PEEC) delayed three interpretations at its May meeting. Additionally, it has issued an exposure draft addressing record requests and updates the interpretation regarding acts discreditable.
Exposure Draft: Proposed Revised Interpretation: Records Request:
Please email comments to Ethics-ExposureDraft@aicpa.com, comments are due Sept. 30.
Peer Review Provides COVID Delays
The Peer Review Board of the AICPA voted this week to grant a six-month extensions for peer reviews, corrective actions and implementation plans that had original due dates between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 2020.
The delays, consistent with other standard setters, are trying to assist firms who are struggling with COVID-19. As firms assist clients with obtaining assistance and work to audit in a remote environment, the delay is to provide relief.
The additional six months is optional, and if a firm and the reviewer are ready and able, they can continue as scheduled. The extension is automatic and does not have to be requested.
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