ISRE (Revised),. Engagements to Review. Historical Financial. Statements. Basis for Conclusions. Prepared by the Staff of the IAASB. September International Standard on Review Engagements (ISRE) , “Engagements to. Review Financial Statements” should be read in the context of the “Preface to. ISRE (Revised), Engagements to Review Historical Financial Statements. REQUEST FOR COMMENTS The International Auditing and Assurance.

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When taking audit exemption, the Companies Act s 3 requires a statement by the directors on the balance sheet acknowledging their responsibilities for complying with the requirements of the Act with respect to accounting records 240 the preparation of accounts. Further guidance on the application of this technical release to the micro-entities regime is provided in Appendix 7.

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Example wording is set out in Appendix 2. Example wording is set out in Appendix 5. We have provided to you all other information requested and given unrestricted revlsed to persons within the entity from whom you have deemed it necessary to ………………….

Our conclusion, if unmodified, will be in the form:. The procedures performed in a review are substantially less than those performed in an audit conducted in accordance with International Standards on Auditing UK.

The following frameworks will be acceptable:. Based on our review, no matters have come to our attention that cause us to presume that the condensed interim consolidated financial statements have not been prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with the IFRS applicable to interim financial reporting as adopted by the EU. Those standards require that we plan and perform the review in compliance with professional standards such that we can preclude through critical evaluation, with limited assurance, that the interim group management report has not been prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with the requirements of the WpHG applicable to interim group management reports.


An extract is as follows:. For the majority of small UK incorporated companies, management and those charged with governance will normally be the directors. Based on our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the financial statements have not been: An illustrative assurance review report for micro-entities which reflects these changes is as follows: This includes reduced disclosures for the individual accounts of qualifying entities and for entities qualifying as small entities; and.

Based on our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the financial statements have not been:.

For example, they may be filed at Companies House. A40 for further information when assessing the appropriateness of the accounting framework. We will perform procedures, primarily consisting of making enquiries of management and others within the entity, as appropriate, revissd analytical procedures, and evaluating the evidence obtained.

For the chartered accountant conducting an assurance review engagement instead of an audit, the following benefits should result:. This is in addition to the general duties required by directors under s.

ISRE Revised requires the chartered accountant to make enquiries of management, and others, and to carry out analytical procedures to gain a degree of assurance that:. The maximum number of documents that can be ed at once is The user is left to draw their own conclusions, but will have increased confidence as these conclusions will be based on facts that have been checked by a chartered accountant.

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X Paragraph X of this technical release. We acknowledge that the work performed by you is substantially less in scope than an audit performed in accordance with International Standards on Auditing UK and that you do not express an audit opinion. In performing the engagement, the following additional sources of guidance and standards may be helpful: Example extracts to include in an engagement letter can be found in Appendix 1.


Our conclusion is not modified in respect of iste matter. The chartered accountant needs to be satisfied that the accounting policies provide sufficient detail as to the accounting basis and policies adopted and that there is sufficient information disclosed within the financial statements for purpose of the users of the financial statements.

The financial statements have been prepared under the micro-entities regime which does not require the directors to consider the inclusion of any disclosures necessary to reviwed a true and fair view where these go beyond the minimum disclosures required by the Companies Act as applied to micro-entities. When all these companies are added to the large number of unincorporated businesses out there, there is a substantial potential market for chartered accountants to offer their assurance skills to businesses who are not required to have an audit.

You should consider whether this is suitable and, if necessary, take legal advice. We also confirm that the members have not required the [company] to obtain an audit of its financial statements reviesd the financial year in accordance with section of the Act.

The following frameworks will be acceptable: Contact us to discuss your requirements.