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PCAOB AS 1105: Audit Evidence

PCAOB AS 1105: Audit Evidence

PCAOB AS 1105: Enhancing Audit Evidence is a key auditing standard that focuses on effective audit procedures that create comprehensive audit evidence.


The PCAOB AS 1105 places significant emphasis on audit evidence, which encompasses all information utilized by auditors to form the conclusions that are the basis of their auditor opinions. Under PCAOB AS 1105 there is guidance in creating effective audit procedures, using professional judgement in auditing, audit evidence collection, and making sure that revevance and reliability of the audit evidence is documented.


Audit evidence comprises information that both supports and corroborates management's assertions concerning the financial statements or internal control over financial reporting, as well as information that challenges or contradicts such assertions.


This PCAOB AS 1105 delves into the critical aspects of audit evidence, including:

  • The audit evidence collection process conducted by auditors
  • The importance of sufficient, revelance and reliabilty of audit evidence
  • Establishing a reasonable basis for forming an opinion


Join us for this timely, two-hour morning CPE training event designed for CPA firm staff members who are responsible for PCAOB audit standard implementation. Attendees will gain practical insights into incorporating the requirements of PCAOB AS 1105 into their auditing workpapers effectively.


Attendees in this PCAOB auditing standard CPE event will earn 2 CPE Event Hours (YB) and receive a certificate of completion, validating their proficiency in applying PCAOB AS 1105.


Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your understanding of audit evidence and its role in forming reliable audit opinions. Register now to gain valuable insights and techniques that will elevate your effectiveness in conducting PCAOB regulated audits.

  • Details on Event Presentation

    Offered every six weeks on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Central Time in two CPE-Credit event.

    We can schedule private events on your timetable for two or more attendees. Bring this event on AS 1105 to your audit team.

    NASBA Program Disclosure

    Program Level of Understanding: Basic
    Prerequisites: None
    Advance Preparation: None
    Delivery Format: Group Internet Based
    NASBA Field(s) of Study: Auditing
    CPE Credits: 2, based on 50 minutes of instruction per hour

  • CPE Event Highlights

    Based on the relevant professional literature and PCAOB Auditing Standards:

    • Gathering and recording audit evidence is a complex process,

    • Selecting audit evidence requires substantial professional judgment,

    • Audit evidence has to properly support the determination of the facts.


  • Learning Objectives

    Attendees will:

    • Improve their efficiency and effectiveness

    • Understand what is sufficient audit evidence

    • Know how to respond to risk of material misstatement
    • Apply effective substantive audit procedures

    • See the need for supervision
    • Understand the PCAOB documentation requirements

  • Key Issues on the Agenda

    Introductions and Administrative Items
    Section 1 - Definitions and Concepts

    • Audit Evidence
    • Sufficiency
    • Appropriateness
    • Audit Assertions
    • Procedures for Obtaining
    • Characteristics of Audit Evidence

    Section 2 - PCAOB Audit Evidence Standard

    • Introduction
    • Objective
    • Sufficient Appropriate Audit Evidence
    • Financial Statement Assertions
    • Audit Procedures
    • Testing to Obtain Audit Evidence
    • Inconsistency

    Section 3 - Going Forward

  • Summary of the Subject Matter

    This CPE event focusing on PCAOB AS 1105: Audit Evidence provides an invaluable opportunity for professionals to deepen their understanding of the critical components of audit evidence within the context of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) standards. This event is tailored to equip practitioners with the knowledge necessary to navigate the intricacies of gathering, assessing, and documenting audit evidence in compliance with regulatory requirements.

    Key areas addressed in this event may include:

    • Standard Overview and Interpretation: In-depth exploration of PCAOB AS 1105, offering insights into the standard's interpretation, applicability, and implications for audit evidence gathering processes.

    • Types of Audit Evidence: Examination of the various types of audit evidence, including documentary evidence, physical evidence, and testimonial evidence, highlighting best practices for their collection and evaluation.

    • Assessment Techniques and Documentation Practices: Guidance on effective assessment techniques for evaluating the sufficiency and appropriateness of audit evidence, as well as documentation practices essential for compliance with PCAOB standards.

    • Professional Judgment and Skepticism: Discussions on exercising professional judgment and skepticism in the context of audit evidence gathering, emphasizing the critical role of objectivity and thoroughness in the auditing process.

    By addressing these fundamental aspects, the CPE event endeavors to empower professionals with the knowledge and tools necessary to uphold the integrity and quality of audit evidence, ultimately contributing to the assurance of financial reporting accuracy and regulatory compliance.

  • Authoritative Sources

    To enrich your journey and further your understanding, CCS has curated a list of authoritative sources that stand as beacons of knowledge in the realm of audit evidence. These resources are not only foundational in grasping the nuances of audit evidence but also instrumental in applying these principles in real-world scenarios to ensure the reliability and integrity of financial reporting.

    Embracing these resources will not only deepen your understanding of audit evidence but also empower you to apply these principles with confidence and precision. As you continue to navigate through the complexities of audit evidence, remember that each piece of evidence, no matter how small, contributes to the larger narrative of transparency, accountability, and trust in financial reporting.

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