AR 200: Reporting on Comparative Financial Statements


Original Pronouncement Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARSs) 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7, as amended by SSARSs 11, 12, 15 and 17.
Effective Date These statements currently are effective.
Applicability When comparative financial statements of a nonpublic entity are presented and the current period has been compiled and reported on or reviewed in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) or other comprehensive basis of accounting (OCBOA).
NOTE: When current period financial statements of a nonissuer are audited and the prior period compiled or reviewed, the guidance in SASs applies.
This section only applies to traditional compilations, not management-use-only compilations. The guidance in this section addresses reporting requirements, and a report ordinarily is not issued in a management-use-only compilation engagement.


Comparative financial statements. Financial statements of two or more periods presented in columnar form.

Continuing accountant. An accountant who has been engaged to audit, review, or compile and report on the financial statements of the current period and one or more consecutive periods immediately prior to the current period.

Reissued report. A report issued subsequent to the date of the original report that bears the same date as the original report. A reissued report may need to be revised for ...

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