30 Aug 2021

What does it take to have a properly designed and effective quality control system that leads your CPA firm to receive a pass with no findings on your next peer review report? Find out how to prepare yourself for your next peer review and what you can do to create a strong quality control environment for your assurance practice. Offering practical guidance, this CPE course will assist you in the process for selecting the appropriate peer reviewer and to determine the right review year-end for your practice.

Recent changes to enhance the peer review process by incorporating best practices of effective peer reviewers into the Peer Review standards, interpretations, and related guidance are also covered in this course. This course summarizes these changes and help firms prepare for an upcoming peer review. These changes are also intended to reinforce the need for adequate planning and preparation for a peer review by both firms and peer reviewers to allow sufficient time for proper identification of systemic causes and appropriate remediation, when necessary.

Who Should Attend
CPA firm practitioners who are subject to the AICPA Peer Review who perform compilation, review, and/or auditing of financial statements of small and midsize private entities.

Topics Covered

  • Provide best practices on how to create a firm environment that focuses on quality
  • Discuss the basic steps for monitoring and performing internal inspections
  • Discuss the key considerations related to establishing a quality control system based on the AICPA Statements on Quality Control Standards
  • Address significant recurring engagement deficiencies and how to prevent them
  • How to properly prepare for your next AICPA Peer Review, including decisions to make and how to gather and maintain the correction information

Learning Objectives

  • Identify practical and insightful perspectives on how a CPA firm will prepare for its upcoming AICPA Peer Review

CPE Credit: 2 hrs for CPAs