Simplifying auditing standards for small or non-complex entities

30 May 2018, 13:00-17:00 Avenue d'Auderghem, 22-28, B-1040 Brussels View on Google Maps

59 participants joined us on 30 May 2018 to discuss our thought-provoking publication exploring solutions to help the IAASB find an efficient way to deal with standards for small or non-complex entity audits.

Confidence in smaller companies’ performance benefits us all. As the difficulties of applying the ISAs in small or non-complex entity audits become more apparent, the status quo is not an option. We aimed to open the debate for all stakeholders to work towards a solution on this strategic issue.



  • Registration and light lunch

  • Opening and Welcome

    Edelfried Schneider, Accountancy Europe, President

  • Presentation of Accountancy Europe project

    Hilde Blomme, Accountancy Europe, Deputy CEO

  • IAASB Perspectives

    Arnold Schilder, IAASB, Chair

  • Perspectives from the IFAC SMP Committee

    Katharine Bagshaw (via videoconference), IFAC SMP Committee, Deputy Chair

  • Coffee break

  • Panel with open discussion with participants

    Moderated by Myles Thompson, Accountancy Europe, Audit & Assurance Policy Group, Chair

    Kai Morten Hagen, Norwegian Institute, Technical Manager

    Svetlana Berger, Canadian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, Principal

    Gill Spaul, Moore Stephens Europe Ltd.,Technical Director

    Klaus Bertram, DELTA Revision GmbH, Managing Director, IFAC SMP Committee, Member

  • Closing remarks

    Myles Thompson, Accountancy Europe, Audit & Assurance Policy Group, Chair

  • Networking cocktail

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