Peer Review Conference 2018


This includes sessions from the conference: Peer Review Conference 2018

Standard: $379.00

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Welcome & AICPA Update

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Welcome & AICPA Update


Identification: PER1801

Karen Kerber, Education and Communication Task Force Chair, will welcome attendees to Minneapolis.
Bill Reeb, Incoming AICPA Board Chair, and Jim Brackens, Vice President – Ethics and Practice Quality, 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
  • How to evolve our skillsets to remain trusted advisors in an increasingly digital world

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Standard: $49.00

Peer Review Update

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Peer Review Update


Identification: PER1802

Jim Brackens, Vice President – Ethics and Practice Quality, and Tom Parry, Peer Review Board Chair, will discuss changes in Peer Review and the challenges in implementation.

  • Recall significant elements of the EAQ Initiatives.
  • Analyze elements of non-conforming engagements, including documentation, risk assessment and reviewer responsiblities as it relates to these engagements.

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Standard: $49.00

Conference Cases

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Conference Cases


Identification: PER1803

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

Conference Cases

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Conference Cases


Identification: PER1804

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

Conference Cases

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Conference Cases


Identification: PER1805

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

Ethically Speaking

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Ethically Speaking


Identification: PER1806

Toni Lee-Andrews, Director – Professional Ethics, will discuss an overview of the Ethics investigative process as it relates to Peer Review, topics of interest from Ethics hotline inquiries, common findings from Ethics working paper reviews and provide an update on Ethics standard setting initiatives.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize how the Ethics process works in relation to Peer Review.
  • Identify topics of concern from members and firms.
  • Recall common findings resulting from Ethics working paper reviews.
  • Recognize Ethics standard setting activities.

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Standard: $49.00

A&A Update and Its Impact on Peer Review

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A&A Update and Its Impact on Peer Review


Identification: PER1807

Ahava Goldman, Associate Director – Audit and Attest Standards, and Alan Long, former Peer Review Board Member and current Auditing Standards Board Member, will discuss updates to standards and their impact on peer review and new standards on the horizon.

Learning Objectives:

  • Revise and expand the auditor’s report.
  • Focus auditor attention on financial statement disclosures as part of the risk assessment process and throughout the audit process.
  • Revise the attestation standards to enable a practitioner to perform an examination, review, or agreed-upon procedures engagement without having to request a written assertion from the responsible party.
  • Revise the auditor’s performance and reporting responsibilities with respect to ERISA audits.

Speaker(s):
  • Ahava Goldman, CPA, Associate Director - Audit and Attest Standards, AICPA
  • G. Alan Long, CPA, CITP, CGMA, Managing Member, Baldwin CPAs
Standard: $49.00

Navigating the Report Acceptance Process

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Navigating the Report Acceptance Process


Identification: PER1808

Fran McClintock, Associate Director – Peer Review, and Gloria Roberts, Technical Reviewer, will walk through the Report Acceptance Process, including hot topics from Technical Reviewers, new tools and template and common observations from recent Report Acceptance Body observations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare objectives of peer reviewers, technical reviewers and report acceptance body (RAB) members in the report acceptance process.
  • Identify common causes for delays in the acceptance process.
  • Identify opportunities to make the report acceptance process more efficient.

Speaker(s):
  • Frances McClintock, CPA, Assoc Director - Peer Review Program, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
  • Gloria Roberts, CPA, Sole Practitioner, Gloria P. Roberts, CPA
Standard: $49.00

Engagement Review Topics

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Engagement Review Topics


Identification: PER1809A

Jim Coates, Peer Reviewer and Jaime Beasley, Manager – Peer Review, will discuss topics specifically related to performing Engagement Reviews.

Learning Objective:

  • Determine elements of Engagement Reviews, including engagement selection, performance and reporting.

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Standard: $49.00

Writing Matters, Findings and Reports Other than Pass

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Writing Matters, Findings and Reports Other than Pass


Identification: PER1809B

Karen Kerber, PRB Member, and Karl Ruben, Manager – Peer Review will discuss peer review guidance and best practices for writing non-passing matters, findings and reports.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify common problem areas when writing matters, findings or peer review reports other than Pass.
  • Compare peer review documentation requirements related to matters, findings, or deficiencies.
  • Use concepts to clearly write matters, findings, or deficiencies in accordance with peer review program standards.

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Standard: $49.00
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