The New Yellow Book

Book description

It is essential all auditors performing Yellow Book audits understand the recently revised concepts and standards of generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS). This book provides a baseline of information for accountants to gain an understanding of the new Yellow Book (2018 revision of Government Auditing Standards).

Featuring new guidance related to independence and peer review, this book will increase your knowledge of the requirements and application guidance related to:

  • Ethics
  • Independence
  • Standards for financial audits
  • Attestation engagements
  • Performance audits

Key topics covered include:

  • Foundation and principles for the use and application of generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS)
  • General requirements for complying with the Yellow Book
  • Ethics, independence, and professional judgment
  • Competence and continuing professional education
  • Quality control and peer review
  • Standards for financial audits
  • Standards for attestation engagements and reviews of financial statements
  • Fieldwork standards for performance audits
  • Reporting standards for performance audits

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Chapter 1: Foundation and Principles for the Use and Application of Government Auditing Standards
    1. What is GAGAS?
    2. Brief history of Government Auditing Standards
    3. The 2018 Yellow Book
    4. Acquiring the Government Auditing Standards publication
    5. Why is GAGAS important?
    6. Types of GAGAS users
    7. Types of GAGAS engagements
    8. Terms used in this course and in GAGAS
  5. Chapter 2: General Requirements for Complying with Government Auditing Standards
    1. Introduction
    2. Complying with GAGAS
    3. Relationship between GAGAS and other professional standards
    4. Stating auditor compliance with GAGAS in the audit report
  6. Chapter 3: Ethics, Independence, and Professional Judgment
    1. Introduction
    2. Ethical principles
    3. Independence
    4. GAGAS conceptual framework approach to independence
    5. Providing nonaudit services to audited entities
    6. Consideration of specific nonaudit services
    7. Considerations regarding independence — Governments
    8. Documentation of independence considerations
    9. Professional judgment
  7. Chapter 4: Competence and Continuing Professional Education
    1. Introduction
    2. Competence
    3. Continuing professional education
  8. Chapter 5: Quality Control and Peer Review
    1. Introduction
    2. Quality control and assurance
    3. External peer review
    4. External peer review — Peer review teams
  9. Chapter 6: Standards for Financial Audits
    1. Introduction
    2. Additional GAGAS requirements for conducting financial audits
    3. Practice exercise
    4. Additional GAGAS requirements for reporting on financial audits
    5. Case study
  10. Chapter 7: Standards for Attestation Engagements and Reviews of Financial Statements
    1. Introduction
    2. Examination engagements
    3. Attest review and agreed-upon procedures engagements
    4. Review of financial statement engagements
  11. Chapter 8: Fieldwork Standards for Performance Audits
    1. Introduction
    2. Planning
    3. Conducting the engagement
    4. Supervision
    5. Evidence
    6. Audit documentation
  12. Chapter 9: Reporting Standards for Performance Audits
    1. Reporting on auditors’ compliance with GAGAS
    2. Report format
    3. Report content
    4. Obtaining the views of responsible officials
    5. Report distribution
    6. Reporting confidential or sensitive information
    7. Discovery of insufficient evidence after report release
  13. Exempt Organizations Glossary
  14. Index
  15. Solutions
  16. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: The New Yellow Book
  • Author(s): Rebecca A. Meyer
  • Release date: December 2020
  • Publisher(s): Wiley
  • ISBN: 9781119784630