Auditing Standards Update for CPAs (Currently Unavailable)

Author: Pat Patterson

CPE Credit:  2 hours for CPAs

Review new pronouncements from the AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board (ASB) up to the date of the course. This presentation will inform participants of the latest issues from the ASB and the AICPA for private entities. New and revised audit standards and pronouncements will be discussed. The impact of the Auditing Clarity Project and the revised auditing standards will be examined for current application. Any newly released auditing issues will be visited.

Publication Date: February 2018

Designed For
Professionals in public practice, industry, government, and education who deal with nonpublic entities and wish to stay current on professional standards.

Topics Covered

  • New releases from the Auditing Standards Board
  • New releases from the AICPA regarding private company audits
  • An advanced look at disclosure and documentation standards will be made for changes required by new ASB standards
  • Further updates that impact on the auditing professional standards including new Quality Control Standards and their requirements
  • Ethics Interpretation 101-3 will be explored for revisions and updates in attest/nonattest applications as released or considered by the Professional Ethics Executive Committee
  • Any other matters deemed appropriate and timely

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the auditing pronouncements that may impact private companies that come from the ASB of the AICPA and to review other new audit releases that may affect the non issuing entities
  • Recognize any new auditing standards recently issued and to review some of the Clarified Auditing Standards that are substantive
  • Identify which organization has oversight authority over the PCAOB
  • Differentiate true statements regarding substantive changes to Extant SASs
  • Recognize SASs superseding the existing requirements
  • Recognize true statements regarding Statement of Quality Control Standards
  • Identify correct statements with respect to AU-C Section 570
  • Identify the top audit deficiency based on the referenced Journal of Accountancy article
  • Recognize which SSAE resulted in the completion of the AICPA ASB's Clarify Project
  • Identify the date all clarified SASs became effective for audits of financial statements
  • Recognize a new element with respect to a firm's system of quality control based on the requirement of QC Section 10
  • Identify the top audit deficiency based on the referenced JOA article


Instructional Method

NASBA Field of Study
Auditing (2 hours)

Program Prerequisites
Basic understanding of and Auditing Standards.

Advance Preparation

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