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Implementing SSARS 21: Preparation, Compilation, Review, and the Cash and Tax Basis of Accounting Webinar


Dec. 11
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

CPE Credits



PICPA Member: $249 | Nonmember: $349

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This is a recording of a live course. If you attended this course in 2017, this webinar would be considered a duplicate and cannot be used towards your CPE requirement.

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Obtain an overview of the standards, interpretations, and practice problems involved in compilation and review today, as well as the proposed changes to standards involving the new SSARS clarity redrafting project. Discuss the CPA's responsibility for detecting and reporting fraud during compilation and review engagements.


  • SSARS review: Compilation, review, and audit
  • Bookkeeping and accounting services
  • Independence and management advisory services
  • Using analytical procedures in review engagements
  • Personal financial statements
  • OCBOA and Special Purpose Framework: Authoritative and nonauthoritative guidance
  • AICPA's SME framework
  • Coverage will reflect the most recently issued authoritative literature and will use case studies and questions


Dr. Ray Thompson, CMA, CFM, CBA

Dr. Ray Thompson is Emeritus Associate Professor of Accounting & Finance at the University of Pittsburgh. He served as department head at the UPJ campus for over 25 years. He was also Associate Director of UPJ’s Entrepreneurial Development Assistance Project, where he was involved in financial consulting and assisting in preparing loan proposals for small business start-ups.

He has taught in graduate and undergraduate business programs in Europe, Africa and the US. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Economics and Systems Dynamics from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom, his M.B.A. in Accounting from Xavier University of Ohio, and his Doctor of Business Administration from Nova University. Ray is also certified in Financial Management and is a Certified Management Accountant and Certified Business Appraiser. He recently became certified in International Financial Reporting Standards though the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Ray is a professional educator and writer. He authors and conducts professional development seminars for Fortune 500 and international corporations, multinational financial institutions, State CPA Societies, and CPA firms throughout the US. In addition to these live seminars, he also produces both recorded and written courses for self study. He also provides business valuation services and consults with accounting firms and sole practitioners on a range of accounting issues in the area of valuation. Ray was part of the George & Ray team which offered Accounting & Auditing courses for over 20 years.

Ray is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants and the Institute of Business Appraisers. He is also a faculty associate member of AICPA and PICPA, and is a member of the Financial Reporting Faculty of ICAEW. He lives in Bedford County, PA, and can be reached at (814) 839-0143 by phone or at


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