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Public oversight system in poland

Public Oversight System in Poland


Public oversight system in poland1

Public OversightSystemin Poland

Audit Oversight Commission (AOC) – public oversight body

established by the Act of May 7, 2009 as a transposition of EU Directive 2006/43/EC

National Chamber of Statutory Auditors (NCSA) – delegation of some oversight tasks

self-government of statutory auditors - professional body with mandatory membership of all auditors

Accounting Department  Ministry of Finance


The role of the aoc

The Role of the AOC

Public Oversight

Statutory

Auditors

Audit

Firms

NCSA

Accounting Department  Ministry of Finance


Audit oversight commission

Audit OversightCommission

The AOC consists of 9 members appointed by the Minister of Finance,whoare representatives of:

  • Minister of Finance (2 members, including the Chairman)

  • Financial Supervision Authority (2 members, including the DeputyChairman)

  • Minister of Justice(1 member)

  • National Chamber of Statutory Auditors(2 members)

  • Warsaw Stock Exchange (1 member)

  • Organizations of employers (1 member)

    Members are appointed for 4-year tenure

    Minority ofpractitioners involved (3 out of 9 members at the moment)

Accounting Department  Ministry of Finance


Audit oversight commission1

Audit OversightCommission

The AOC is an independent body

Technical expertise provided and administrative tasks performed by the Accounting Department in the Ministry of Finance

The AOC is directly funded from state budget (but the NCSA contributes to the state budget)

The AOC is a member of the EGAOB and is going to apply for the IFIAR membership

Accounting Department  Ministry of Finance


Main tasks of aoc 1 2

Main Tasks of AOC (1/2)

Registration and deregistration of auditors and audit firms:

  • Right to object the registration

  • Right to appeal to the court against the resolutions on registration and deregistration

  • Second instance for issues concerning entries into and deletions from the register of statutory auditors and audit firms

    Registration of auditors and audit firms from third countries

    Approval of the resolutions of the NCSA, in particular referring to:

  • national standards on auditing and ethics,

  • rules of disciplinary procedure,

  • standards on internal quality control,

  • statute of the NCSA

  • rules of Continuing Professional Development

    Submitting complaints to administrative courts in respect of resolutions of the NCSA, which are not subject to the approval of the AOC, but which violate the law

Accounting Department  Ministry of Finance


Main tasks of aoc 2 2

Main Tasks of AOC (2/2)

Involvement in the quality assurance system

Conducting investigations through inspectors (non-practitioners) acting on behalf of the AOC, employed in the Ministry of Finance

Involvement in the disciplinary system

Cooperation with oversight bodies from the European Union member states and third countries

Accounting Department  Ministry of Finance


Quality assurance system

Quality Assurance System

Delegated to the NCSA

2-tier system:

  • Auditors / audit firms of PIEs

  • Auditors / audit firms of other entities:

    • conducted in a 6-year cycle by peer-reviewers

      Under the ultimate oversight of the AOC

Accounting Department  Ministry of Finance


Quality assurance system for auditors of pies i nspections

Quality Assurance System for auditorsof PIEs - Inspections

Inspections conducted in 3-year cycle

Inspectors(non-practitioners) are employed by the NCSA

The AOC inspectors have the rightto participate as observers in inspections conducted by the NCSA

The AOC approves:

  • annual inspection plan

  • candidates for inspectors and inspection staff for each inspection

  • each inspection report (the AOC has full access to related documents, with the right of making amendments)

Accounting Department  Ministry of Finance


Investigations and disciplinary system

Investigations and disciplinary system

Investigations executed on ad hoc basis by the AOC inspectors or the NCSA inspectors

Decision on the investigation taken by the AOC upon receiving information on misconduct concerning an auditor or an audit firm

The AOC has the right to impose penalties on audit firms as a result of investigation outcome

The AOC has the right to act as a prosecutor against an auditor in disciplinary court if the disciplinary offence violates public interest

The AOC is entitled to act as a litigant party and appeal against a decision taken by a disciplinary court of the first instance (i.e. within a professional body) to the court of second instance (i.e. a common plea court)

Accounting Department  Ministry of Finance


Contact s

Contacts

Komisja Nadzoru Audytowego

(Audit Oversight Commission)

Ul. Świętokrzyska 12

00-916 Warszawa, Poland

Tel. +48 22 694 3961

Fax: +48 22 694 3260

E-mail: [email protected]

Ministerstwo Finansów

Departament Rachunkowości

(Ministry of Finance

Accounting Departmant)

Ul. Świętokrzyska 12

00-916 Warszawa, Poland

Tel. +48 22 694 4402

Fax: +48 22 694 3260

E-mail: [email protected]

Accounting Department  Ministry of Finance


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