STATEMENTS OF AUDITING STANDARDS Definition

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STATEMENTS OF AUDITING STANDARDS (SAS) provide guidance to external auditors on Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) in regards to auditing an entity and issuing a report.

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CAR is Certificate of Automobile Receivables; an asset ­backed security supported by automobile loan contracts.

ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES BOARD (APB) OPINIONS were published by the Accounting Principles Board (APB). The APB was created by American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in 1959; replaced by Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in 1973. The APB mission was to develop an overall conceptual framework of US generally accepted accounting principles (US GAAP). APB was the main organization setting the US GAAP and its opinions are still an important part of it.

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