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December 16, 2016
09:00 am - 05:00 pm (EST)

Instructor(s): Jen Louis, CPA

February 24, 2017
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Instructor(s): Jen Louis, CPA

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Advanced Concepts in SSARS 21 and Nonattest Services: Are You Certain You Are in Compliance? (SS21)

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  • Field of Study
    Auditing
  • Level
    Advanced
  • Credits
    8
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Overview

Practitioners that provide non-audit services must strike the right balance between complying with relevant professional and regulatory standards, providing value-added client service, and mitigating litigation and other practice management risks. This course contains many case studies to reinforce best practices for managing the accounting, reporting, and performance issues associated with the attest services of compilations and reviews where reports are issued, as well as the new SSARS 21 preparation of financial statements service and other nonattest engagements.

Major Topics:

  • Navigating the impact of SSARS No. 21 without risking noncompliance with professional and ethical requirements
  • Preventing malpractice claims related to nonattest accounting services
  • Identifying and safeguarding independence threats when issuing attest reports
  • Establishing an understanding with the client regarding non-audit services
  • Defining the varying levels of responsibility for accountants performing non-audit services
  • Performing compilations and reviews effectively and efficiently, including nature and extent of documentation considerations
  • Practice performing analytical review procedures appropriately, including developing proper advance expectations for review engagements
  • Properly considering going concern, subsequent events, and other disclosure matters
  • Common issues related to peer reviews, including recurring reporting problems
  • Applying financial analysis best practices to help your clients better interpret their financial results

Learning Objectives

  • Describe practice management risks associated with non-audit services
  • Properly apply relevant professional standards and regulations for non-audit services to minimize litigation and peer review risk
  • Leverage information obtained on engagements to enhance the quality of client service
  • Be familiar with the numerous illustrations, examples and exercises related to practical guidance to implement important key learning points

Who should take this course:

Designed for:

Anyone who performs or supervises non-audit engagements

Prerequisite:

Experience with performing non-audit services

Advanced Preparation:

None

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