Peer Review Conference 2019

Aug 5, 2019 ‐ Aug 7, 2019


We will offer a full day of optional sessions on Monday, August 5, 2019. Back by popular demand will be the conference cases and concurrent sessions, along with an A&A update and its Impact on Peer Review. For the third year, we will offer topical breakout sessions.


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This includes sessions from the conference: Peer Review Conference 2019

Sessions Included:

Welcome & AICPA Update (Aug 06, 2019 08:00 AM)

Peer Review Update (Aug 06, 2019 09:30 AM)

An Inside Look at the Report Acceptance Process (Aug 06, 2019 11:20 AM)

Conference Cases (Aug 06, 2019 01:20 PM)

Peer Review Committee Members (Aug 06, 2019 03:20 PM)

Technical Reviewers (Aug 06, 2019 03:20 PM)

Experienced Peer Reviewers (Aug 06, 2019 03:20 PM)

New Peer Reviewers (Aug 06, 2019 03:20 PM)

A&A Update and Its Impact on Peer Review (Aug 07, 2019 08:00 AM)

Conference Cases (Aug 07, 2019 09:30 AM)

Broker-Dealers (Aug 07, 2019 11:20 AM)

Back to Basics: Peer Review Guidance (Aug 07, 2019 11:20 AM)

Navigating Dangerous Waters: Auditor's Risks to Independence (Aug 07, 2019 11:20 AM)

Peer Review Focus Areas: Internal Controls and Risk Assessment (Aug 07, 2019 01:20 PM)

AICPA Technical Hotline's Top A&A Issues Facing CPAs (Aug 07, 2019 03:15 PM)

Breaking Bad…News: Communication Strategies for Peer Reviewers (Aug 07, 2019 03:15 PM)

An Elemental Focus: Systems of Quality Control (Aug 07, 2019 03:15 PM)

Standard: $299.00

Sessions

Engagements under Government Auditing Standards Must Select Update

Aug 5, 2019 8:30am ‐ Aug 5, 2019 12:00pm

Identification: PER19201

Operation Minutes : 200

Elaine Cahoon, KPMG Senior Manager, Risk Management – Independence, Karen Kerber, former PRB Member and current PMTF – Government Compliance Audits Subgroup Chair, Nancy Miller, KPMG Managing Director, Risk Management – Independence, and Flo Ostrum, PMTF – Government Compliance Audits Subgroup Member and State and Local Governments Expert Panel Member, will discuss performing peer reviews of engagements under Government Auditing Standards with emphasis on enhancing audit quality areas of focus. They will also discuss new standards and guidance from the U.S. Government Accountability Office and impact to peer review.

  • Analyze the key changes to Government Auditing Standards, including peer review considerations.
  • Recognize the challenges to maintaining audit quality in governmental and single audit engagements and impact to peer reviewers.
  • Explore best practices when performing reviews of governmental engagements.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $79.00

Employee Benefit Plans Must Select Update

Aug 5, 2019 1:30pm ‐ Aug 5, 2019 5:00pm

Identification: PER19202

Operation Minutes : 200

Marilee Lau, PRB Practice Monitoring Task Force Member for EBP, Roland O’Brien, PRB Practice Monitoring Task Force Member for EBP, Michael Auerbach, Chief Accountant for the US Department of Labor – EBSA, Marcus Aron, Senior Auditor for the US Department of Labor – EBSA, and Jeff Gendreau, PRB Member will discuss performing peer reviews of Employee Benefit Plan engagements, including documentation issues, findings and deficiencies. They will also discuss how recent professional standards and regulatory developments impact peer review.

  • Identify significant items frequently overlooked when an EBP Audit was deemed nonconforming.
  • Use bold questions and italicized considerations when completing the Employee Benefit Plan Audit (EBP) Checklist.
  • Determine whether peer review documentation provides the basis for reviewer conclusions prior to the report acceptance process.

Speaker(s):
  • Marilee P. Lau, CPA, Consultant, Marilee Lau, CPA
  • Marcus J. Aron, CPA, Senior Auditor, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Michael E. Auerbach, CPA, Chief, Division of Accounting Services Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Roland O'Brien, CPA, Director, Quality Control Review, Novak Francella, LLC
  • Jeff Gendreau, CPA, Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Standard: $79.00

Welcome & AICPA UpdateWelcome & AICPA Update

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Welcome & AICPA Update

Aug 6, 2019 8:00am ‐ Aug 6, 2019 9:20am

Identification: PER1901

Operation Minutes : 75

Karen Kerber, former PRB Education and Communication Task Force Chair, will welcome attendees to Washington, DC.

Sue Coffey, Executive Vice President – Public Practice, will present on high level developments in the accounting world.

  • The latest trends reshaping the accounting profession.
  • How technology can enable us to enhance quality in existing service areas, and provide opportunity in new service areas our clients and businesses increasingly demand.
  • Recognize common drivers of non-conforming engagements.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Peer Review UpdatePeer Review Update

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Peer Review Update

Aug 6, 2019 9:30am ‐ Aug 6, 2019 11:10am

Identification: PER1902

Operation Minutes : 100

Jim Brackens, Vice President – Ethics and Practice Quality, and Andrew Pope, Peer Review Board Chair, will provide an update on the Enhancing Audit Quality initiative, discuss the latest developments in peer review, and other “hot topics” within the Peer Review Program.

  • Identify the significant objectives of the Peer Review Program.
  • Recall significant elements of the current EAQ Initiative.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

An Inside Look at the Report Acceptance Process

Aug 6, 2019 11:20am ‐ Aug 6, 2019 12:10pm

Identification: PER1903

Operation Minutes : 50

Brian Bluhm, Chair of the PRB Oversight Task Force, Suzanne Heidenreich, Technical Reviewer for the California Society of CPAs, Chuck Jordan, Alabama Society of CPAs, Paul Pierson, Illinois CPA Society, Clynt Hart, Committee Member – Alabama Society of CPAs, Karen Welch, Chair of the PRB Education and Communication Task Force, and Richard Wortmann, PRB Oversight Task Force Member, will present a mock Report Acceptance Body (RAB) meeting to highlight some best practices for Committee and RAB members. Peer reviewers, technical reviewers and administrators will also benefit from seeing the nature of RAB discussions when a review is presented for acceptance.

  • Recall the roles of individuals that attend Report Acceptance Body meetings.
  • Identify issues in materials presented to the Report Acceptance Body.
  • Recall peer review guidance for acceptance, delayed acceptance, and deferrals of peer reviews.

Speaker(s):
  • Clynt Hart, CPA, CFE, Service area leader for the Montgomery Audit Practice, Warren Averett LLC
  • Richard Wortmann, CPA, DABFA , Member, RW Group, LLC
  • Paul Pierson, CPA, Senior Director of Professional Standards and Peer Review , Illinois CPA Society
  • Suzanne Heidenreich, CPA, Partner, Heidenreich & Heidenrech, CPA's PLLC
  • Brian Bluhm, CPA, Partner, Eide Bailly LLP
  • Karen Welch, CPA, Principal/Quality Control Director, Walsh & Company, PC
  • Chuck Jordan, CPA, Director of Peer Review Professional Standards, Alabama Society of CPAs
Standard: $49.00

Conference CasesConference Cases

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Conference Cases

Aug 6, 2019 1:20pm ‐ Aug 6, 2019 3:00pm

Identification: PER1904

Operation Minutes : 100

Participants will be divided into breakout groups to consider case studies and short question and answer cases on issues and problems related to the performance and administration of Peer Reviews, including discussion of recently issued Reviewer Alerts. A member of the AICPA Staff, Peer Review Board or other designated individual will facilitate each breakout group.

Standard: $49.00

Peer Review Committee MembersPeer Review Committee Members

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Peer Review Committee Members

Aug 6, 2019 3:20pm ‐ Aug 6, 2019 5:00pm

Identification: PER1905A

Operation Minutes : 100

Brian Bluhm, Chair of the PRB Oversight Task Force, and Richard Hill, PRB Oversight Task Force Member, will provide an update on recent changes to Peer Review administration, common findings from RAB observations, and an overview of how recent changes in peer review guidance impact committees and report acceptance.

  • Evaluate materials presented to the Report Acceptance Body.
  • Differentiate between reviewer performance findings and reviewer performance deficiencies.
  • Apply peer review guidance for acceptance, delayed acceptance, and deferalls of peer reviews.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Technical ReviewersTechnical Reviewers

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Technical Reviewers

Aug 6, 2019 3:20pm ‐ Aug 6, 2019 5:00pm

Identification: PER1905B

Operation Minutes : 100

Suzanne Heidenreich, PRB Oversight Task Force Member, Barbara Lewis, PRB Standards Task Force Member, and Brad Coffey, Manager – Peer Review, will provide an update on items impacting technical reviews and report acceptance, with an emphasis on the evaluation of peer review working papers and how to appropriately document your technical review procedures.

  • Use updated checklists to perform technical reviews of System Reviews and Engagement Reviews.
  • Distinguish important concepts related to performing technical reviews of peer review documentation related to engagements subject to Government Auditing Standards and the Single Audit Act.
  • Use guidance to assess and document reviewer performance considerations for Report Acceptance Bodies.
  • Identify applicable guidance related to the report acceptance process.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Experienced Peer ReviewersExperienced Peer Reviewers

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Experienced Peer Reviewers

Aug 6, 2019 3:20pm ‐ Aug 6, 2019 5:00pm

Identification: PER1905C

Operation Minutes : 100

Chuck Jordan, Alabama Society of CPAs, and Clynt Hart, Committee Member – Alabama Society of CPAs will provide an in-depth discussion on recent peer review guidance changes, address common questions from peer reviewers and cover best practices for getting peer reviews through the report acceptance process.

  • Identify where reviewers often don’t comply with the peer review standards, as identified through RAB observations.
  • Identify best practices when completing peer review documentation.
  • Differentiate between the various options for corrective actions and implementation plans so you can recommend the step to help your peer review clients improve.

Speaker(s):
  • Clynt Hart, CPA, CFE, Service area leader for the Montgomery Audit Practice, Warren Averett LLC
  • Chuck Jordan, CPA, Director of Peer Review Professional Standards, Alabama Society of CPAs
Standard: $49.00

New Peer ReviewersNew Peer Reviewers

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New Peer Reviewers

Aug 6, 2019 3:20pm ‐ Aug 6, 2019 5:00pm

Identification: PER1905D

Operation Minutes : 100

Mike Brand, former Peer Review Board member, and Jaime Beasley, Manager – Peer Review, will discuss the key parts of the peer review process, the use of PRIMA during this process, and resources available to peer reviewers.

  • Discuss elements of the peer review process.
  • Discuss the use of PRIMA during the peer review process.
  • Review available resources.

Speaker(s):
  • Mike Brand, CPA, CGMA, Partner, Johnson, Feigley, Newton & Brand, LLP
  • Jaime Beasley, CPA, Technical Manager, AICPA
Standard: $49.00
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