Financial Accounting Blog

Thursday, February 26, 2004 talks about a little known and outdated auditing standard for outsourcers that could be the next hurdle for Sarbanes- Oxley Act.
The standard in question is Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70, "Reports on the Processing of Transactions by Service Organizations." Set up by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 1993, SAS 70 spells out how an external auditor should assess the internal controls of an outsourcing service provider and issue an attestation report to outside parties or to a client.