News February 2020 FRC writes to audit firms on operational separation

FRC writes to audit firms on operational separation

27 February 2020
The FRC has written to the UK’s largest audit firms setting out the regulator’s expectations for operational separation to bring about audit quality improvements and audit market resilience.
Claire Lindridge, the FRC’s Director of Audit Firm Monitoring and Supervision (AFMAS) said:

“The FRC’s focus is to ensure audit firms put audit quality front and centre, with new independence and financial transparency guidelines to support this.

"We expect the firms to put in place independent governance for the audit practice and ensure that the audit practice Is appropriately ring fenced from the rest of the firm
so that financial results are clear and transparent.”

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