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Ensure you have the most current authoritative guidance when auditing an investment company.
The AICPA Investment Companies Audit and Accounting Guide is developed by leading experts from industry and public practice. It summarizes new standards, guidance, and practices, and delivers "how-to" advice for handling audit and accounting issues common to investment companies.
Updated as of May 1, 2012, the guide includes relevant guidance contained in applicable standards and other technical sources. The Guide provides background on the investment company industry as well as interpretive guidance for both new and existing rules. Topics covered include investment valuation; financial instruments; capital accounts; master-feeder funds, multi-class funds, unit investment trusts, and separate accounts of life insurance entities. Additionally, because many investment companies are subject to regulation under the Investment Company Act of 1940, rules under that act are discussed extensively. The guide offers clear and practical guidance on recent developments in areas such as risk assessment, fair value measurements, and internal controls.
The Guide also includes illustrative reports on both examinations of securities and controls at a custodian, pursuant to Rule 206(4)-2 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. All content is reviewed by industry experts and the appropriate AICPA senior committee(s).
Updates significant to this edition include technical guidance contained in:
The Auditing Standards Board (ASB) requires auditors to be aware of and consider auditing content in AICPA Guides which are interpretive publications issued under the authority of the ASB. Order your copy today to ensure you have the tools you need to perform effective and compliant audits.