Audit and assurance

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People are only as good as the tools they possess. So, to consistently deliver high-quality auditing services, we are always investing in auditing methods. We keep our ear to the ground so we can closely follow the latest developments and share them throughout our network.

Staying alert to risk is always a priority. That’s why we devote a considerable amount of attention and resources to ensuring our methods are compliant with the International Standards on Auditing.

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Against the backdrop of a global health crisis, socio-political unrest, climate change, technology evolution and rising cyber threats, the world is transforming at an unprecedented pace. But upheaval also means opportunity, if you’re prepared.
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January 2022 - Your Global Summary of IFRS News and Developments

RSM World of IFRS summarises key matters arising from recent IASB discussions and decisions, highlights RSM thought leadership from around the world, and addresses an IFRS application question each month.
RSM growth jumps by 15.8% to $7.26bn in 2021 by empowering the middle market

RSM growth jumps by 15.8% to $7.26bn in 2021 by empowering the middle market

2021 marked another successful year for RSM with strong growth recorded across all service lines and regions. Global revenue growth of 15.8% to $7.26bn was recorded in 2021, marking the seventh consecutive year of strong growth for RSM. This growing demand for RSM’s services, saw over 40 new offices opened, and headcount jump to over 51,000.

Guru Gurumoorthi: Why I am proud to be an auditor

Guru Gurumoorthi of RSM Botswana shares his experiences from and insights into a career in auditing, discussing why he is proud to be an auditor and offering advice to both current and future audit professionals.  
October 2021 - Your Global Summary of IFRS News and Developments

October 2021 - Your Global Summary of IFRS News and Developments

RSM World of IFRS summarises key matters arising from recent IASB discussions and decisions, highlights RSM thought leadership from around the world, and addresses an IFRS application question each month.
RSM INSIGHT: Classification of liabilities as current or non-current-amendments to IAS 1

RSM INSIGHT: Classification of liabilities as current or non-current-amendments to IAS 1

Following a significant number of responses to an IFRIC Tentative Agenda Decision, the IASB discussed the proposed 2020 amendments at its June 2021 board meeting where it decided to further amend IAS 1.
RSM INSIGHT: IFRS 16 - Accounting for VAT on lease payments by lessees

RSM INSIGHT: IFRS 16 - Accounting for VAT on lease payments by lessees

IFRS 16 Leases requires that the right of use asset (ROU) and the lease liability should initially be measured at the present value of the minimum lease payments (MLPs). IFRIC were asked to consider how irrecoverable Value Added Tax (VAT) charged on lease payments should be accounted for, given IFRS 16 is silent on the matter.
The use of data analytics in external audit

The use of data analytics in external audit

There are many challenges to overcome when looking to integrate data analytics into the external audit, but there are already advantages being realised.
Accounting for cloud based software

Accounting for cloud based software

Cloud computing arrangements often packaged as ‘Software as a Service – SaaS’ are increasingly used by businesses due to their flexibility and scalability. A recent IFRIC agenda decision addressed the accounting for configuration or customisation costs from cloud computing arrangements. The article explains the implications of the agenda decision for IFRS preparers that have incurred significant implementation costs in relation to cloud-based application software.  
 Your Global Summary of IFRS News and Developments

June 2021 - Your Global Summary of IFRS News and Developments

RSM World of IFRS summarises key matters arising from recent IASB discussions and decisions, highlights RSM thought leadership from around the world, and addresses an IFRS application question each month.
RSM invests in the future of audit with new data-powered technology

RSM invests in the future of audit with new data-powered technology

RSM International, the leading global organisation providing audit, tax and consulting services to growth oriented, ambitious companies, announces its partnership with Kingland, a technology platform provider of independence, compliance management, risk management, and data analytics. Facilitating RSM’s speed to market, the Kingland Platform will include:
January 2021 - Your Global Summary of IFRS News and Developments

January 2021 - Your Global Summary of IFRS News and Developments

RSM World of IFRS summarises key matters arising from recent IASB discussions and decisions, highlights RSM thought leadership from around the world, and addresses an IFRS application question each month.
Changes to audit are about transparency, and transparency presents opportunity

Changes to audit are about transparency, and transparency presents opportunity

Henk Heymans unpacks the revolutionary Brydon Report and what it means for audit.
Global IFRS News and Updates

April 2020 - Your Global Summary of IFRS News and Developments

RSM World of IFRS summarises key matters arising from recent IASB discussions and decisions, highlights RSM thought leadership from around the world, and addresses an IFRS application question each month.

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