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Smaller and less-complex companies might have few employees in the accounting function, limiting opportunities to segregate duties. This may lead companies to implement alternative controls to achieve their control objectives. • Evaluating financial reporting competencies. Auditors are instructed to take into account the combined competence of company personnel and other parties who assist with the financial reporting function when assessing the company’s financial reporting and associated controls.
The possibility that there have been any significant changes in ICFR subsequent to the interim date. If after evaluating these criteria, auditors (or public companies) believe additional procedures are needed to update the results of testing performed at an interim date, update testing should be planned at or near the as-of date. However, if after evaluating these factors there is only a low risk that controls are no longer effective at year-end, the standard agrees that inquiry alone might be sufficient as a roll-forward procedure.
The modification recognizes that companies may have strong internal controls and be responsible but after evaluating their significant deficiencies may reasonably determine not to correct them. In such cases, they would not have a material weakness in their internal control. For the SEC and PCAOB’s updated listing of indicators of a material weakness, see Chapter 11. Clarifying the Role of Interim Materiality in the Audit The PCAOB specifically references interim financial statements only as they relate to the evaluation of deficiencies, not to the scope of auditors’ testing of internal controls.