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February 2024

Overview of NFRA Inspection Reports of 2023 on Audit Firms – I

By Raman Jokhakar, Chartered Accountant
Reading Time 13 mins

(Editorial Note: Given the increasingly important role played by NFRA in the context of auditing, BCA Journal will be commencing reporting on NFRA developments. This reporting will cover orders, reports, circulars, notifications, rules, inspection reports, discussion papers, etc. BCAJ seeks to bring to light some of the important changes affecting the profession of audit via the NFRA with a view that members and readers can learn from some of these developments. The aim is to enable members to improve their audit processes and reduce their audit risk by improving quality and governance frameworks mandated by applicable standards and regulatory expectations. In this context, you will be pleased to read this article as a prelude to the NFRA Digest, a new feature to cover NFRA updates.)

BACKGROUND

Section 132 (2) of the Companies Act, 2013 (the Act) empowers the National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) to oversee the quality of service of the professions associated with ensuring compliance with such standards (previously stated in sub-clause (b)) and suggest measures required for improvement in quality of service and such other related matters as may be prescribed.

The NFRA issued a press release on 11th November, 2022, giving about three pages of Audit Quality Inspection Gu

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