FRC: Revision of Practice Note 19: The audit of banks and building societies in the UK

4 Jul 2019 12:50 PM

The Financial reporting Council (FRC) yesterday issued a revision of Practice Note 19: The audit of banks and building societies in the United Kingdom. Practice Notes are intended to assist practitioners to comply with the requirements of UK auditing standards, by providing additional contextual material on the application of those standards in particular circumstances or in specialised sectors.

The revisions to Practice Note 19 reflect:

The Practice Note has been developed with input from an expert working group including representation from audit firms with bank audit expertise, the banking industry, and the banking regulators. The revisions that the FRC has made will support the delivery of high quality audit, and responds to findings from the FRC’s audit inspection work covering bank audits, which were covered extensively in public reports in June 2018. The final revised Practice Note reflects the actions that the FRC determined should be taken, having considered the responses received.

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