attestation service

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Noun1.attestation service - a consulting service in which a CPA expresses a conclusion about the reliability of a written statement that is the responsibility of someone else
consulting service - service provided by a professional advisor (e.g., a lawyer or doctor or CPA etc.)
financial audit - an attestation that the client's financial statement is accurate
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The opening of degree attestation service at HEC Regional Centre in Quetta, located at House 61A, Chaman Housing Scheme Quetta, will facilitate the graduates from Balochistan to get their testimonials verified from their own province rather than going to Karachi or Islamabad.
At the moment, the attestation service is offered from 8am to 12 noon at the embassy and consulate, it added.
Family and friends packed out the council chamber for the short attestation service, led by Major Bob Bath, the army's regional recruitment officer.
An attestation service is a type of assurance service wherein a CPA issues a report about the reliability of another party's assertion.
The result is a population of internal audit departments with vastly different orientations: from pure consulting shops to full attestation service providers.
CPAs and firms should take the steps necessary to provide this expanded attestation service by expanding its competency, changing its structure, and gaining the support of regulatory agencies, including the SEC and state and jurisdictional regulators.
The problem we see is that, since the "preparation of financial statements service" is not an attestation service, it can be provided by anyone who knows how to put together a set of financial statements.
The classification of compilations as an attestation service allows certain states (and other states that adopt this provision of the UAA) to restrict their use to licensed audit firms.
"The outsourced company entrusted with the attestation service is planning to open the new centre by early second week of next month in Al Nahyan Camp area, off Muroor Street in Abu Dhabi city," announced M.K Lokesh, India's ambassador to the UAE.
Information consultants would improve the quality of the attestation service and reestablish it as the profession's premier service.
He went on to say that the main focus on regulation and self-regulation should be on the CPA performing the regulated service (presumably an attestation service) and not on the firm that the person works for or is a partner in.