Advanced Accounting and Auditing (as part of ENGAGE 2020)


This includes sessions from the conference: Advanced Accounting and Auditing (as part of ENGAGE 2020)

Standard: $379.00

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ENG201.03. Investing in Innovation: AICPA/CPA.com 2020 Startup Accelerators

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ENG201.03. Investing in Innovation: AICPA/CPA.com 2020 Startup Accelerators


Identification: ENG201.03

The Association (unified voice of AICPA & CIMA) and CPA.com launched a shark-tank style startup accelerator three years ago with a focus on FinTech and EdTech solutions. Its purpose is to foster innovation and bring emerging technologies to the accounting profession. Investment into new technologies and solutions is critical for not only staying ahead of the curve, but providing client-centric service. In this session, you will hear about trends in FinTech developments and see the 4 startup companies that make up the 2020 cohort. These solutions have a leading role in a diverse range of categories including: crypto-asset management, financial impacts of climate change, accounting task automation and cash flow management.

Learning Objectives:
· Discover trends in FinTech that are impacting the profession and your role
· Hear from the front lines of designing new tech for business
· Learn about the 4 startups that are members of the third cohort of the Association and CPA.com Startup Accelerator
· Get inspired to rethink how you can leverage emerging technologies to be ahead of mass adoption

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Standard: $49.00

ENG201.07. Special Edition of the AICPA Town Hall Series

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ENG201.07. Special Edition of the AICPA Town Hall Series


Identification: ENG201.07

Join this exciting special Town Hall with AICPA Leadership to hear about the latest issues affecting the profession and how we're working to help guide the way forward. We'll cover things like:

- the Firms role in business relief and restarting of the economy 

- How firms are operating in new normal environment, and;

- Online platforms and new firm strategies to drive success.

Learning Objectives:
· Identify your role in business relief and restarting of the economy
· Identify how to operate in the new normal
· Recognize the AICPA resources and tools

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Standard: $49.00

ENG201.08. Peer Review Update: Performing System Reviews in a COVID-19 World - PART 1

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ENG201.08. Peer Review Update: Performing System Reviews in a COVID-19 World - PART 1


Identification: ENG201.08

PART 1

As the world adjusts to life with COVID-19, many organizations, including many CPA firms, have transitioned to working remotely. During these unprecedented times, we must stay faithful to our mission of protecting the public interest.

In this webcast we will discuss temporary guidance changes that the Peer Review Board approved in April 2020, which includes performing off-site system reviews. We will also address risks associated with off-site reviews and ways to mitigate those risks to help you perform quality peer reviews during this challenging time. This webcast will also cover areas in this year's audits that need special attention during the peer review as they are expected to be heavily impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Learning Objectives:
· Recall the purpose and objectives of a system review
· Identify unique risks associated with performing system reviews offsite
· Recall best practices for effective remote communications
· Recognize audit areas that will need additional focus during upcoming peer reviews

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Standard: $49.00

ENG201.10. Peer Review Update: Performing system reviews in a COVID-19 world - PART 2

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ENG201.10. Peer Review Update: Performing system reviews in a COVID-19 world - PART 2


Identification: ENG201.10

PART 2

Peer Review Update: Performing system reviews in a COVID-19 world - PART 2

As the world adjusts to life with COVID-19, many organizations, including many CPA firms, have transitioned to working remotely. During these unprecedented times, we must stay faithful to our mission of protecting the public interest.

In this webcast we will discuss temporary guidance changes that the Peer Review Board approved in April 2020, which includes performing off-site system reviews. We will also address risks associated with off-site reviews and ways to mitigate those risks to help you perform quality peer reviews during this challenging time. This webcast will also cover areas in this year's audits that need special attention during the peer review as they are expected to be heavily impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Learning Objectives:
· Recall the purpose and objectives of a system review
· Identify unique risks associated with performing system reviews offsite
· Recall best practices for effective remote communications
· Recognize audit areas that will need additional focus during upcoming peer reviews

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Standard: $49.00

NAA2001. Auditing and Assurance: Opportunity (and Challenge) in Uncertain Times

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NAA2001. Auditing and Assurance: Opportunity (and Challenge) in Uncertain Times


Identification: NAA2001

In these uncertain times, assurance providers have never been more important. Navigating these uncharted waters requires us to be nimble, addressing challenges as they arise while recognizing new opportunities.

Speaker(s):
  • Susan S. Coffey, CPA, CGMA, Executive Vice President – Public Practice, AICPA
Standard: $49.00

NAA2002. Auditing and Attest Standards Update

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NAA2002. Auditing and Attest Standards Update


Identification: NAA2002

The Auditing Standards Board (ASB) Chair and AICPA Chief Auditor will discuss recently issued standards for audits and attestation engagements. The discussion will also include the ASB's active agendas including ongoing efforts to modernize auditing and attestation standards, enhance ASB outreach to stakeholders regarding proposed standards and post-implementation reviews of issued standards. This session will feature a discussion of the current status of the ASB's projects to: a) Revise and expand the auditor's report, b) Revise the attestation standards to enable a practitioner to perform an examination, review, or agreed-upon procedures engagement without having to request an assertion from the responsible party, c) Revise the audit evidence standard, d) Revise the standard on auditing management estimates and use of management specialists, e) Make narrow revisions to auditor communications regarding NOCLAR; and convergence efforts on auditor risk assessment, quality control and group audits.

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Standard: $49.00

NAA2004. Applying Professional Skepticism in Today's Audits

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NAA2004. Applying Professional Skepticism in Today's Audits


Identification: NAA2004

Professional skepticism is a foundational concept to auditing, but one that can be challenging to demonstrate and is a common focus area for inspections and media interest. This course will address how professional skepticism is applied in the auditing standards, with a focus on standards that have been recently updated. It will also address how professional skepticism can be applied and demonstrated through the performance of audit procedures.

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Standard: $49.00

NAA2006. Audit Sampling - It's Not Rocket Science

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NAA2006. Audit Sampling - It's Not Rocket Science


Identification: NAA2006

A deeper dive into the mysteries of sampling and why today it is a subject of consternation. We will examine how to address this issue in your firm and how sampling can provide audit evidence to demonstrate the achievement of a low audit risk engagement. Some tips, techniques and "rules of the road" will be offered to make sampling easier, less stressful and more efficient on your engagements.

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Standard: $49.00

NAA2007. Ethics Update - A Peek at the PEEC

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NAA2007. Ethics Update - A Peek at the PEEC


Identification: NAA2007

This session will provide attendees with an update on recent changes to the Code of Professional Conduct and also a refresher on other topics the hotline staff are frequently asked. In addition, attendees will be informed of current and future initiatives of the Professional Ethics Executive Committee.

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Standard: $49.00

NAA2009. COVID-19 Effects - Risk Assessment, Remote Audit and Financial Reporting Implications

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NAA2009. COVID-19 Effects - Risk Assessment, Remote Audit and Financial Reporting Implications


Identification: NAA2009

As a result of COVID-19, firms have to rethink how they conduct audits while preparers may face numerous financial reporting implications and challenges. During this session, we will review what the audit standards say about remote auditing, learn about higher risk audit and accounting areas to focus on, and review best practices so you can still put your best foot forward, even if it's from home.

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Standard: $49.00
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