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Attest

To solemnly declare verbally or in writing that a particular document or testimony about an event is a true and accurate representation of the facts; to bear witness to. To formally certify by a signature that the signer has been present at the execution of a particular writing so as to rebut any potential challenges to its authenticity.

attest

v. 1) to confirm (usually in writing) that a document is genuine. 2) to bear witness that someone actually signed a document, such as a will. All states require at least two witnesses (three in Vermont) to attest that a will was signed and declared to be a will (except a will written in one's own handwriting in some states). (See: will, witness, holographic will)

attest

verb adjure, affirm, assert, authenticate, aver, bear out, bear witness to, certify, confirm, corroborate, declare the truth of, depone, depose, endorse, evince, ratify, rem testari, speak on oath, subscribe, support, swear, take one's oath, testem facere, testificari, testify to, validate, verify, vouch for, witness
Associated concepts: affidavit, interrogatory
See also: adduce, affirm, affirmation, allege, assert, assure, attestation, averment, avouch, avouchment, avow, bear, bespeak, certify, cite, claim, confirm, contend, corroborate, depose, endorse, establish, evidence, maintain, manifest, posit, profess, promise, seal, show, sign, state, subscribe, substantiate, support, sustain, swear, testify, validate, verify, vouch, vow
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Members also should frequently visit the Web page of the AICPA audit and attest standards team (www.
The due care principle of obtaining sufficient relevant data does not carry the same weight as it would for an attest engagement.
Those states that don't include a definition of "attest" and its variants in their accountancy laws make reference nevertheless to attest or attesting without benefit of a definition when the law or regulation defines what constitutes the "practice of public accountancy.
By having the independent auditor attest to management's assertion, we believe the intent of Congress--to have the independent auditors fulfill this responsibility in a manner more transparent to investors--is satisfied.
Those who do not attest their contracts will receive warnings and then the municipality will inform the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) to disconnect the power and water connections.
Residents are given a grace period of three days to attest their tenancy contracts, and this means they have sufficient time to do so.
In a surprise move, the California Board of Accountancy's Committee on Professional Conduct recommended that the CBA consider requiring all California CPA candidates to complete a minimum number of attest hours prior to licensing.
26, 2005, the Professional Ethics Executive Committee adopted two new ethics rulings under Rule 101, Independence, and Rule 102, Integrity and Objectivity, that provide guidance on how a member's offer or acceptance of gifts or entertainment, to or from a client (both attest and nonattest), or a customer or vendor of the member's employer, affects a member's independence or objectivity.
The AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee (PEEC) revised three aspects of Interpretation 101-3, "Performance of Nonattest Services," to respond to members' questions about the intent of the guidance and to ensure its continued effectiveness in promoting members' independence when rendering nonattest services to attest clients (www.
To avert challenges from state regulators, the attest portion of the business is separated from the non-attest (mostly financial services) business, with leased employees, cost-sharing agreements, non-compete contracts, separate letterheads and similar measures.
About McGladrey & Pullen LLP: McGladrey & Pullen, a partner-owned CPA firm, provides audit and attest services through more than 100 local and national offices.
Summary: SHARJAH - The Sharjah Municipality will disconnect the power and water connection to the commercial and residential buildings that fail to attest the tenancy contracts starting from this week.