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The IAASB issues new support for assessing risks of material misstatement when using automated tools and techniques

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) Technology Working Group released a new non-authoritative frequently asked questions publication on using automated tools and techniques in identifying and assessing risks of material misstatements in accordance with International Standard on Auditing 315 (Revised 2019), Identifying and Assessing Risks of Material Misstatement.

The publication assists auditors to understand the types of automated tools and techniques that can be used, and how they can be used, in performing risk assessment procedures. It also addresses considerations regarding the entity’s use of machine learning or artificial intelligence when performing risk assessment procedures.