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The objective of this course is to inform the reader of the various changes made to the compilation and review standards by the AICPA’s Accounting and Review Services Committee (ARSC), and to address practice issues related to compilation and review engagements.
The first section of this course consists of an overview of SSARS No. 21, as amended by SSARS Nos. 22 through 26, and addresses the three types of engagements that can be performed under the SSARSs: a preparation of financial statements engagement, a compilation engagement, and a review engagement, There is also a discussion of the new Quality Management (QM) Standards in SSARS No. 26.
The remainder of the course consists of practice issues in compilation and review engagements. Topics include a discussion of an accountant’s responsibility for fraud, internal control and going concern, representation letters for review engagements, personal financial statements, tax-basis financial statements, legends on financial statements, accountant’s liability in compilation and review engagements, saving time in engagements, ethics and independence issues, and more. The focus of the course is to identify, recognize and recall the rules pertaining to various pronouncements, including those related to recent developments.
Additional Course Details
- Author: Steve Fustolo
- Course Level: Overview
- Pre-Requisites: General understanding of compilation and review standards
- Interactive: Yes
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