Technical guidance

Our Technical Services Unit provides guidance and support to the external auditors we appoint. We help them to fulfil their responsibility under their audit appointment to give an opinion on the financial statements.

For further information, contact Paul O'Brien at pobrien@audit-scotland.gov.uk.

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Technical guidance notes

Last updated December 2017

Technical guidance notes provide guidance to external auditors on particular subjects or themes relevant to their audit appointment.

Notes for guidance

Last updated February 2016

Notes for guidance offer guidance to external auditors, and to provide information which may be of interest or assistance in the performance of their audit work.

Code of Audit Practice - Supplementary guidance

Last updated November 2016

The Code of Audit Practice was published in May 2016.

Planning guidance

Last updated October 2017

This guidance is for auditors of all audited bodies to help with planning their audits. It includes separate guidance for each audit year.

Technical bulletins - 2017

Last updated December 2017

Technical bulletins summarise technical developments in each quarter for external auditors, and provide guidance on any emerging issues.

Previous technical bulletins

Last updated March 2017

The bulletins for each quarter have been combined into one file per year.

Good practice notes

Last updated November 2017