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Tuesday, September 26, 2023 Live Webcast

Annual Update and Practice Issues for Preparation, Compilation, and Review Engagements (E2309131)

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT

Registration: 8:45 AM EDT



8 CPE Credits in AA


An essential reference for training staff and managing your preparation, compilation and review engagements, this course will enable you to comply with the professional standards surrounding engagements performed in accordance with Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARSs). Through a practice-oriented review, the latest developments and case studies are explored, fostering an engaging and informative discussion among the experienced participants. This practical approach enhances the learning experience, making the course educational and applicable.


CPA firm seniors (and above) managing engagements performed in accordance with SSARSs


  • Identify the professional standards and risk factors relevant to the planning and performance of preparation, compilation, and review engagements, including engagements on pro forma and prospective financial information.
  • Identify responses to preparation, compilation, and review engagement practice issues that comply with all applicable professional standards.


  • Overview of preparation, compilation, and review guidance
  • Accounting and reporting issues
  • Current practice issues
  • Common deficiencies in peer reviews
  • Current and future standard setting projects
  • International reporting issues in SSARS engagements
  • Special Purpose Framework financial statement issues




Experience with engagements performed in accordance with SSARSs.




R. Wayne Wells

R. Wayne Wells, CPA, CFE

AICPA/Professional Development Institute

Robert “Wayne” Wells has 53 years of experience in public accounting and annually instructs numerous virtual continuing education seminars and in-firm training classes for continuing education providers in the areas of accounting, auditing, fraud, and taxation. Wells began his career in public accounting in 1970 with the national firm of what was then Touché, Ross & Co. in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1974, he joined a local firm in Nashville and provides accounting, auditing, fraud investigation, and tax services to small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as extensive tax services to individuals. Wells graduated from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and economics. He holds a certified public accountant certificate in Tennessee and is also a Certified Fraud Examiner. He is a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Discussion Leader Award presented by the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Outstanding Discussion Leader Award presented by the AICPA, and the Outstanding Discussion Leader Award presented by Surgent.


$289.00 - Member

$439.00 - Nonmember

AICPA members receive a discount of $30 for this event.

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