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
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.