As audit committees continue to address disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic, some regulatory bodies—including the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)—have issued guidance to assist audit committees in performing their oversight, risk management, and governance functions.
To help not-for-profit organizations and higher education institutions navigate these unprecedented times, we’ve summarized some key considerations for audit committees to examine when executing financial reporting responsibilities and working to ensure audit and financial reporting quality.
Essential questions cover how the pandemic has impacted the following topics:
- Financial reporting processes and controls
- Business conditions
- Demand for services, programs, or goods
- Liquidity resources
- CARES Act funding and stimulus
- Technological changes and cybersecurity
In addition to the questions your audit committees should ask, we’ve also included a list of follow-up inquiries to help your organization determine if it’s meeting its benchmarks.
15 Questions and Follow-Up Inquiries to Consider
If you’d like to view a PDF version of the checklist above, please click here.
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Note on COVID-19
During this unparalleled time, we’re closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it evolves so we can provide up-to-date guidance and support to help you combat uncertainty. For regulatory updates, strategies to help cope with subsequent risk, and possible steps to bolster your workforce and organization, please see the following resources: