The auditor should be aware of and consider auditing interpretations applicable to his or her audit. If the auditor does not apply the auditing guidance included in an applicable auditing interpretation, the auditor should be prepared to explain how he or she complied with the provisions of the auditing standard addressed by such auditing guidance.
View AS 2905, Subsequent Discovery of Facts Existing at the Date of the Auditor's Report
1. Auditor Association with Subsequently Discovered Information When the Auditor Has Resigned or Been Discharged
.01 Question—New information may come to an auditor's attention subsequent to the date of his report on audited financial statements that might affect the previously issued audit report. Is the auditor's responsibility with respect to that information different if the auditor has resigned or been discharged prior to undertaking or completing his investigation than if he were the continuing auditor?
.02 Interpretation—No. AS 2905, Subsequent Discovery of Facts Existing at the Date of the Auditor's Report, requires the auditor to undertake to determine whether the information is reliable and whether the facts existed at the date of his report. This undertaking must be performed even when the auditor has resigned or been discharged.