GAQ Working Group
Global Audit Quality (GAQ) Working Group Members
(formerly named: Global Public Policy Committee Working Group (GPPC WG))
|Vice Chair||Kathleen Hamm||PCAOB, USA|
Dialogue with the International Networks
IFIAR has an ongoing dialogue with the international audit networks that are members of the GPPC. Discussions have included meetings with the chief executives and senior representatives of individual firms and with representatives of the GPPC firms collectively. The focus has been on understanding the role of global networks in audit quality and the response to audit issues arising from the economic downturn. The Plenary meetings have included sessions devoted to meeting with the international network firms.
The Global CEOs from each of the international networks of BDO, Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, KPMG and PwC participated in various IFIAR Plenary meetings.
Discussion topics included issues relating to the role of the auditor, auditor communications, audit committees and their processes surrounding sovereign debt. The Members also discussed issues such are professional scepticism, group audits, engagement quality control review and revenue recognition. Each of the networks has agreed to meet periodically with the working group to provide an update on their progress in addressing the issues and to discuss policy issues.
The working group now meets with the networks up to three times each year, in addition to GPPC attendance at Plenary meetings.
IFIAR’s dialogue with the GPPC is prepared and led by the GAQ Working Group. The Working Group furthermore includes IFIAR members from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
GAQ WG Meeting - March 2019
GAQ WG Meeting - October 2017
GAQ WG Meeting - November 2016
GAQ WG Semi-Annual Risk Call - September 2015
GPPC WG Meeting - February 2015
GPPC WG Meeting - March 2014
GPPC WG Conference Call - February 2014
GPPC WG Meeting - October 2013
GPPC WG Meeting - June 2013
GPPC WG Meeting- February 2013
- Main Meeting Agenda
- Agenda for the IFIAR Member's Only session
- Presentations from the Networks (This information is strictly confidential and is not to be shared outside IFIAR)
- Pre-read memo prepared by the GPPC for the group discussion
- Notes from the Heads of Inspection Sub-committee meeting
- Update for IFIAR Members on the outcome of the February 2013 meeting