Statements of Position



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This proposed statement of position modifies the exhibits in appendix C of the 1983 AICPA Industry Audit Guide, Audits of Banks, "Suggested Guidelines for CPA Participation in Bank Directors' Examinations. The SOP emphasizes the scope limitations when CPAs are engaged to perform directors' examinations, particularly those scope limitations that affect accounts with higher risk in the banking industry. Briefly, the principal modifications to the exhibits in appendix C recommended in the SOP include the following: (1) Incorporation of a statement in the illustrative engagement letter and illustrative report identifying the omission of certain procedures relating to accounts with higher risk (for example loans) that are normally performed during an audit of the financial statements in accordance with GAAS; (2) Expansion of the accounts identified in the supplement to the engagement letter to include those with higher risk, such as loans and the allowance for credit losses, (3) Substitution of procedures relating to "Loans" for procedures relating to "Cash and Due From Banks."

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Bank examination -- Standards -- United States; Bank directors -- United States


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Originally published by: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Copyright and permission to reprint held by: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Proposed statement of position : directors' examinations of banks : proposed amendment to AICPA industry audit guide, Audits of Banks;Directors' examinations of banks : proposed amendment to AICPA industry audit guide, Audits of Banks; Exposure draft (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants), 1988, Feb. 15



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