For the purposes of this Auditing Standard, the following terms have the meanings attributed below:



Date of the financial report means the date of the end of the latest period covered by the financial report.  Date of approval of the financial report means the date on which all the financial statements that comprise the financial report, including the related notes, have been prepared and those with the recognised authority have asserted that they have taken responsibility for that financial report.  (Ref: Para. A2)



Date of the auditor’s report means the date the auditor dates the report on the financial report in accordance with ASA 700.  (Ref: Para. A3)



Date the financial report is issued means the date that the auditor’s report and audited financial report are made available to third parties.  (Ref: Para. A4‑A5)



Subsequent events means events occurring between the date of the financial report and the date of the auditor’s report, and facts that become known to the auditor after the date of the auditor’s report.