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International Standards on Quality Management - Workshop (Virtual Classroom)

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This online course is being delivered live in a single 4 hour session which runs from 13:00 – 17:00 London (UK).

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) completed its project on the revision of the Quality Management Standards in 2019. The objective of this project was to improve the robustness of firms’ systems of quality control through introducing a more proactive, tailored approach, increasing leadership and governance accountability and responsibility and improving the focus on monitoring and remediation. The revision also incorporated calls for scalability as well as modernisation.

The revision to this suite of standards comes at a time when the profession is facing increasing global criticism for its role in failing to detect, or act, to prevent rising corporate governance failures, and a concerning number of audit quality indicators showing findings in areas where there are increasing accounting complexities, in particular in estimates and significant judgements. With the recent release of new accounting standards by IFAC for IFRS 15, 16, 7 and 9, for example, many auditors have fallen short on audit quality relating to the auditing of these complex matters. These accounting changes represent an example of a risk to audit quality. A key aspect of the revision of the quality management standards is a shift to a risk based approach to audit quality management which requires the assessment and design of an appropriate risk response. This is an excellent example of an audit quality risk that can be proactively identified by a firm and managed through interventions so as not to impact audit quality adversely.

The quality management standards comprise 3 standards – ISQM1, ISQM2 and ISA220, relating to Quality Management at a Firm Level, the Management of Engagement Quality Reviews and  Quality at Engagement Level respectively.

This short course is designed to enable auditor to understand the requirements of the new quality management standards and the process for practical implementation within firms. The standards are applicable from 15 December 2022. By this time, all firms to which these standards apply must have designed and implemented a system of quality management that complies with these standards, and be ready to commence its use.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the structure of the new Quality Management Standards (QMS) and the date of application
  • Compare the objectives of the new QMS in comparison to the extant ISQC1
  • Explain the key principles and terminology contained in the QMS
  • Explain the risk-based approach to quality management
  • Identify the applicable risk areas of the standards
  • Apply the process to assess quality risks
  • Construct responses to quality risks
  • Apply the monitoring requirements in quality management
  • Explain the process of evaluation and reassessment of quality risks and response

Who Should Attend

  • Public practitioners who audit, or play a substantial role in auditing, public company financial statements
  • Audit supervisors and managers at public audit practices


  • The changes from Quality Control (ISQC1 and ISA220) and Quality Management (ISQM1 and 2 and ISA220R)
  • ISQM 1: System of Quality Management: Structure, process and key components
  • Factors influencing quality risk
  • Quality risk responses
  • Elements of the QM system
  • Documentation of the QM system and activities
  • The importance and role of monitoring and reassessment
  • Engagement quality reviews (ISQM 2)
  • Engagement quality at engagement level (ISA220R)
  • Quality monitoring, evaluation and re-assessment

Teaching Method

  • On-line live group instruction which blends instruction with activities
  • Focus on applying learning to real-world analyses
  • Highly interactive, share insights and knowledge while learning from others


The instructor for this course will be drawn from one of our core faculty of subject matter experts. Further details will be published at the earliest opportunity.


Our seminars take place in professional conference facilities, usually situated within a carefully chosen and well-located hotel. We use prestigious brands such as Radisson Blu, Hilton and Marriott.

Detailed Joining Instructions are sent to all registered delegates by email approximately one month before the event. The Joining Instructions will confirm exact venue details and nearby (or onsite) hotel recommendations with bedroom rates where available. Refreshments and lunch are provided at our events.

CPE/CPD Accreditation

IASeminars is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.


Field of study: Accounting


A reasonable understanding of auditing. No advance preparation is required for this course.