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Monday, November 16, 2020 Webcast

Focus on Engagement Quality: How to Avoid Deficiencies in Peer Reviews (E2011561)

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST

Registration: 8:30 AM EST

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8.0 CPE Credits in AA

OVERVIEW

With the AICPA’s heightened focus on enhancing audit quality, increased oversight of the peer review process and the auditor’s overall responsibility to provide high quality services, the focus on compliance with professional standards has never been greater. Recent peer reviews have indicated that auditors are often failing to perform and/or document certain critical components of an audit such as the auditor’s assessment of risk and linking the results of the assessment to substantive procedures performed. In addition, auditors are not adequately documenting their consideration of fraud, expectations in analytical procedures and the appropriate level of work needed to understand an entity’s internal control. Now is time to revisit the way that auditors are performing and documenting the work performed to meet professional standards since nonconforming engagements can result in an auditor’s referral to the AICPA Ethics Committee. This course will focus on the most significant items resulting in deficiencies identified in the peer review process. We will also discuss the applicable audit standards, documentation requirements and best practices. The objective of the course is to provide the insights necessary to help an auditor improve not just the quality of their work but also the perception of the accounting profession as a whole.

This course features a live instructor and has been specifically designed for the NJCPA.

DESIGNED FOR

Accounting and auditing practitioners at all levels desiring to improve engagement quality.

BENEFITS

  • Identify key elements of the AICPA’s Enhancing Audit Quality initiative
  • Recognize key trends in recent peer review deficiencies noted
  • Identify professional standards related to performing a risk assessment, understanding and testing internal controls and linking these procedures to further audit consideration
  • Implement best practices to help ensure overall engagement quality

HIGHLIGHTS

  • AICPA’s Enhancing Audit Quality initiative
  • Feedback from peer reviews, including areas driving deficiencies in audit
  • Elements of an effective risk assessment and how to link to audit procedures performed
  • Understanding internal controls and making the decision whether or not to test them
  • Issues related to compilations and reviews
  • Issues related to employee benefit plans
  • Issues related to Government Auditing Standards/Single Audits
  • Best practices in documentation

COURSE LEVEL

Intermediate

PREREQUISITES

Experience in accounting and auditing.

ADVANCE PREPARATION

None

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Course materials are distributed electronically. To access the materials visit My Events. Download to your laptop or tablet prior to the seminar, handouts are added as received.

INSTRUCTOR

William Eskin

William I. Eskin, CPA

AICPA/Professional Development Institute

William (Bill) I. Eskin, CPA, is very active in the accounting, auditing, tax, and fraud investigation fields in general, and the construction and real estate industries in particular, where he may be best known for identifying and proving CPA malpractice. Recently, he has had three books published: “Construction Contractors-Real World Guide to Accounting and Auditing”, Real Estate-Real World Guide to Accounting and Auditing” and “Real Estate Tax Boot Camp”. Previously, Bill had been the Director of Financial Analysis and Investigation for the world’s largest surety group. His professional experience also includes more than 12 years of experience working for various CPA firms where he specialized in construction, real estate, litigation support, and other services. He has been a Discussion Leader for various organizations where he led numerous courses, presentations, and webinars. Bill has been awarded the Outstanding Discussion Leader Award every year for the past 10 years. He has also been a featured speaker at the AICPA National Construction Conference and various state CPA annual conferences.

PRICING

$289.00 - Member

$389.00 - Non Member

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