Annual Update and Practice Issues for Preparation, Compilation, and Review Engagements

Description

A go-to reference for training staff and managing your preparation, compilation, and review engagements, this course will enable you to be in compliance with all of the professional standards surrounding engagements performed in accordance with Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARSs). A practice-oriented review of the latest developments, cases, and lively discussion among the experienced participants make this class informative and practical.

Highlights

  • 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
  • Case studies
  • Latest developments

Objectives

  • 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.

Designed For

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



Leaders

Joann Cross

Joann Noe Cross. PhD, CPA, CMA, CGFM, CGMA Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Joann Noe Cross is a Professor of Accounting at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Her research interests are in accounting history and the uses of financial information.

Joann is a member of numerous professional and academic organizations. She is also active in her community serving as Treasurer of the local United Way and on the Board of several small charities. In addition, Dr. Cross presents numerous accounting and auditing seminars around the country, speaks at various conferences throughout the year, and maintains an active consulting practice.

In May 2014, she was presented with the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs Award of Excellence for a Distinguished Career. Joann received her B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Ph.D. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois-Urbana.