Assurance Alert: Release of CSRS 4200 Compilation Engagements

Category: Assurance

Assurance Alert: Release of CSRS 4200 Compilation Engagements

In February 2020, the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AASB) issued a new Canadian Standard on Related Services (CSRS) 4200 Compilation Engagements. This new standard was developed based on the results of outreach and consultation with key stakeholders and is intended to improve the usefulness of compiled financial information relied on by management and others. This alert outlines the impact this new standard will have on how financial information is compiled and reported on by a practitioner.

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Michelle Balmer

Michelle Balmer CPA, CA

Vice President, Assurance

Michelle Balmer, CPA, CA, is a Senior Assurance Services Partner with MNP. With 14 years of experience in public practice, Michelle helps a broad range of public and privately held companies in a variety of industries. She also works on special projects, including costing studies, benchmarking and best-practice studies, operational analyses, litigation support and due diligence.

As a key member of MNP's Assurance team, Michelle has played an instrumental role in assurance policy development, implementing accounting and assurance standards firm-wide and educating assurance practitioners regarding methodologies and new pronouncements. She also provides technical advice and consultation on accounting and assurance issues, as well as on rules of professional conduct issues, to all MNP practitioners.

Michelle was certified a Chartered Accountant (CA) after obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta. She has been actively involved with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta, including the Chartered Accountants School of Business, in an instructional and marketing capacity. An avid volunteer, she has assisted numerous groups such as the Easter Seals of Alberta, Paralympic Sports Association and Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta.