Address at PWC Spain Annual meeting
Speech by PIOB Chairman at the IFAC Council Meeting
The Arab Federation of Accountants And Auditors (AFAA) organizes conference on Accounting and Auditing profession in the Arab world: Present and Future
Date: December, 2019
Document: PWC 31.01 GRamos - Final.pdf
Date: November, 2017
Document: IFAC Council speech Nov 16.pdf
Date: February, 2016
Gonzalo Ramos, PIOB Secretary General, attended the Accounting and Auditing profession in the Arab world: Present and Future conference in Egypt on February 19, 2016. The event was organized by the Arab Federation Of Accountants And Auditors (AFAA.
Document: AFAA Presentation.pdf
PIOB publishes Public Interest issues lists on SSB projects (Update October)
PIOB publishes Public Interest issues lists on SSB projects
The PIOB is Hiring - Oversight Advisor
PIOB hosts MACAM conference together with IOSCO
PIOB Organizes Workshop on Enhanced Reporting
PIOB submits comment letter to the Monitoring Group Consultation
The MG issues Consultation Paper
The PIOB ORGANIZES TECHNOLOGY DISCUSSION IN MADRID
FEEDBACK STATEMENT TO THE STRATEGY CONSULTATION AND THE REVISED PIOB 2017–2019 STRATEGY
Date: October, 2019
Document: IAASB projects_oct19.pdf
Document: IESBA projects_oct19.pdf
Date: July, 2019
Document: IESBA projects_july19.pdf
Document: IAASB projects_july19.pdf
Date: July, 2019
Oversight Advisor – Job Description
Date: July 2019
The Oversight Advisor will carry out the core oversight work of the PIOB, comprising monitoring and continuous assessment of the processes of development of standards of the Standard Setting Boards (SSBs) and/or committees. In this role, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting the Oversight Director in day-to-day monitoring of SSB activities, identifying issues of public interest arising from both the activities of these groups and external developments that would be expected to have an impact on such activities, and developing appropriate briefings and recommendations to support the ongoing work of the Board.
Date: May, 2019
The PIOB hosted a conference together with IOSCO for the students of the Inter-University Master´s Degree in Accounting, Auditing and Financial Markets (MACAM) at its headquarters in Madrid. This has been the 8th edition of the conference.
Victor Alió, Chairman of the Instituto de Censores Jurados de Cuentas(ICJCE), the Professional Accounting Body in Spain, opened the session and was followed by Tajinder Singh, Secretary General of IOSCO and Gonzalo Ramos, Secretary General of the PIOB. Amongst the 45 attendees there were students of the Master´s Degree and members of the ICJCE.
Document: PIOB ppt MACAM 31 May 2019.pdf
Document: MACAM Program 31 May 2019.pdf
Date: September, 2018
The PIOB organized a half-day workshop on September 26th in Madrid to explore how best to improve assurance on enhanced reporting, and the possible role of standard setters in facilitating this. Professor Mervin E. King delivered the Keynote speech and was followed by two panels. The First Panel explored the different Enhanced Reporting Initiatives and was moderated by Jane Diplock (PIOB member). The panel was comprised of Helen Slinger (Director, Accounting for Sustainability), Laura Girella (Coordinator, International Integrated Reporting Council) and Eric Hespenheide (Chairman, Global Reporting Initiative). The Second Panel provided a platform for Investors, Profession and Standard setting Boards to share perspectives. The panel was moderated by Karen Stothers (PIOB member) and was comprised of José Luis Blasco (Global Head for KPMG Sustainability Services), Marek Grabowski (Member and Chairman of the Emerging External Reporting Task Force, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), Liz Murrall (Director of Stewardship & Reporting, The Investment Association) and Stavros Thomadakis (Chairman, International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants). Participants included IFAC representatives, the Chairmen of the IAASB, IESBA, IESBA CAG, IAESB and the IAESB CAG, representatives from the Big Four, Regulators, members of the academic community and the PIOB in full. All 45 participants contributed to have active debates at the end of each session. Front row from left to right: Aileen Pierce (PIOB Member), Prof. Mervyn. E. King, Eddy Wymeersch (PIOB Chairman), Jane Diplock (PIOB Member) and Laura Girella (Coordinator, IR Leading Practice and Research Programmes, International Integrated Reporting). Second row from left to right: Helen Slinger (Director Accounting for Sustainability), Liz Murrall (Director of Stewardship & Reporting, The Investment Association), Karel Van Hulle (PIOB Member), Shigeo Kashiwagi (PIOB Member), Marek Grabowski (Member and Chairman of the Emerging External Reporting Task Force, IAASB), Stavros Thomadakis (IESBA Chairman) and Karen Stothes (PIOB Member). Third row from left to right: Eric Hespenheide (Chairman Global Reporting Initiative), Maria Helena Pettersson (PIOB Member), José Luis Blasco (Global Head for KPMG Sustainability Services) and Gonzalo Ramos (PIOB Secretary General).
Document: Program Workshop2018.pdf
Date: February, 2018
The PIOB submits its comment letter to the Monitoring Group Consultation Paper on Strengthening the Governance and Oversight of the International Audit-Related Standard-Setting Boards in the Public Interest.
The PIOB formulates its opinion based on its experience in overseeing standard setting, after a careful analysis of the consequences that the proposed changes may bring.
The PIOB continues to support a constructive dialogue with the MG and other stakeholders, with the aim to build a standard setting system which is more respondent to the public interest.
Date: November, 2017
Press release: Call for Comments on reforms to the global audit standard-setting processhttps://www.iosco.org/news/pdf/IOSCONEWS480.pdf
Consultation Paper: Strengthening the Governance and Oversight of the International Audit-related Standard-setting Boards in the Public Interesthttps://www.iosco.org/library/pubdocs/pdf/IOSCOPD586.pdf
Date: July, 2017
The PIOB organized a discussion on the Impact of Technology on Audit on Friday, June 30th. During the three-hour conference, Professor Miklos Vasarhelyi, PhD, and Ms. Liv Watson presented the findings of their recent research in this field and perspectives from a provider of technological services for auditors. There was a lively debate amongst the 50 attendants, which included the IFAC Leadership, the IAASB, IAASB CAG, IESBA and IESBA CAG Chairs, representatives from the EC, Big Four, the Spanish Financial Regulator (CNMV), members of the academic community and the PIOB in full.
Front row from left to right: Karel Van Hulle (PIOB Member), Eddy Wymeersch (PIOB Chairman), Prof. Miklos Vasarhelyi, Maria Helena Pettersson (PIOB Member), Jane Diplock (PIOB Member), Aileen Pierce (PIOB Member), Shigeo Kashiwagi (PIOB Member) and Gonzalo Ramos (PIOB Secretary General). Back row from left to right: Jules Muis (PIOB Member), Kevin Dancey (PIOB Member), Michel Holm (PIOB Member), Liv Watson and Karen Stothers (PIOB Member).
Date: March, 2017
The PIOB has issued its feedback statement following comments received to the public consultation of its draft 2017–2019 strategy, launched on 26 August 2016. The feedback statement contains a revised strategy that has been adapted in response to the comments received. Responding to the wide stakeholder input received makes the PIOB confident that its strategy carries the legitimacy of having considered stakeholders’ views.
The PIOB 2017–2019 strategy consultation and feedback statement coincides with the current Monitoring Group (MG) initiative to improve the audit-related standard-setting framework and has been consulted with the MG.
The PIOB 2017–2019 strategy is based on the remit of the PIOB as defined by the current audit standard-setting framework in the fields of audit, assurance, ethics, and education for accountants. The feedback statement summarizes the responses received to the PIOB consultation and the way in which the PIOB takes these responses into account in its strategy for 2017–2019. If the audit-related standard-setting framework should change in the near future, the PIOB will adapt its strategy, as needed, to the reformed framework.
Some respondents highlighted issues that may fall within the scope of possible MG reforms. This document summarizes these responses. Responsibility for the architecture of the standard-setting system is with the MG, which is currently discussing reforms with IFAC. It will therefore be up to the MG to take into account these responses in its reform work.
The release of this document does not preclude any future changes to the mandate, operations, or structure of the PIOB as a result of the current MG reform process.
According to Eddy Wymeersch, PIOB chairman,
“We look forward to the implementation of the new PIOB strategy over the next three years. Public interest oversight is essential to give confidence to stakeholders that standards are responsive to the public interest. The new strategy makes it clear that the PIOB considers the final outcome of standards, and not just the process followed, in conducting its public interest oversight. The PIOB looks forward to the outcome of the reform process led by the MG.”
Document: Summary of responses in comment letters