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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Registration: 8:00 AM

NJCPA Education Center425 Eagle Rock Avenue,
Roseland, NJ 07068
973-226-4494

CPE Credits

  • 8.00 CPE Credits in AA

Pricing

  • $279.00 - Member
  • $379.00 - Non Member

Course Developer

Reviewing workpapers is a critical internal quality control safeguard that ensures issued audit reports are appropriate given the specific engagement’s circumstances. There is a presumption that more experienced engagement team members should review work performed by less experienced staff. But, even sole practitioners must be concerned about complying with quality control standards and proper ethical conduct. This course will provide tips and techniques for effective and efficient review of audit workpapers, the success of which heavily depends on an auditor’s proper application of critical financial statement audit concepts such as assessing audit risk, applying strong substantive analytical procedures, and evaluating areas of estimates and uncertainty.

Designed For

Public accounting professionals with audit supervision and review responsibilities.

Benefits

  • Describe the most important financial statement audit documentation requirements
  • Discuss areas of critical auditor judgments that impact the nature and extent of audit documentation needed to support audit conclusions
  • Explain the importance of establishing, applying, and monitoring quality control policies and procedures related to audit documentation
  • Be familiar with the results of the numerous case studies, exercises and illustrations that reinforce key learning points throughout the course

Highlights

  • Understand the quality control standards and guidance related to a CPA firm’s responsibilities for its system of quality control over the audit practice
  • Primary purpose of audit documentation, and minimum documentation requirements
  • Tips for an efficient workpaper review process that complies with relevant standards
  • How to audit financial statement areas that commonly contain significant judgments or conclusions that require strong supporting audit documentation, including when consultations may be appropriate (e.g., substantive analytical procedures and estimates)
  • Discussing the financial statement audit risk concept, including how proper application better ensures a higher quality audit
  • Considering ethics as a critical element of high-quality workpaper reviews
  • Critical role of the engagement partner related to the overall quality of an engagement
  • Responsibilities of the engagement quality control reviewer in evaluating the significant judgments the engagement team made and conclusions reached in formulating the report
  • Importance of monitoring compliance with engagement quality control policies and procedures

Course Level

Intermediate

Prerequisites

Involvement in supervision, review or other quality control functions.

Advance Preparation

None

Additional Notes

Course materials are distributed electronically and we’ve passed the savings along to you - registrants save $20 on all 8-hour seminar pricing. To access the materials visit My Events. Download to your laptop or tablet prior to the seminar, handouts are added as received.
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Melissa Critcher

Melissa G. Critcher, CPA, PC
AICPA/Professional Development Institute

Melissa G. Critcher attended Appalachian State University where she received a BS in Accounting. Throughout the course of her career, she has had the opportunity to work with small and large, local and regional firms across North Carolina. Currently, Melissa has her own practice located in Charlotte, NC. She has extensive experience in auditing and accounting, which includes manufacturing, professional service, healthcare, and retail industries with a specialization in employee benefit plans. Currently, her practice concentrates on auditing employee benefit plans and consulting with CPA firms and plan sponsors. Melissa’s experience has led to various opportunities, which include teaching numerous continuing professional education courses for the AICPA, NCACPA, Surgent McCoy, and CPA firms, as well as, public and privately held entities. She has been repeatedly recognized as an outstanding discussion leader by the AICPA and NCACPA. Melissa has also authored several different courses for the AICPA, Surgent McCoy and others on topics ranging from employee benefit plans, internal controls, and compilation and review engagements. Throughout, the course of her career, she has served in various roles with both the NCACPA and AICPA. These positions include serving as a member of the NCACPA Board of Directors, committee member for the NCACPA Accounting and Attestation Committee, as well as, local chapter positions for the NCACPA. For the past six years, Melissa has also served as a volunteer on the AICPA Technical Standards Committee for Employee Benefit Plans which is responsible for evaluating referrals from the Department of Labor for deficient audits and makes recommendation for disciplinary actions.

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