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COVID-19: Impact on the Audit Webinar

CPE

When
Sept. 23
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

CPE Credits
2-A&A

Details

 Pricing

PICPA Member: $79 | Nonmember: $104


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Course No.
PAAHCIA2
Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
General knowledge of auditing
Note
This webinar is hosted by PICPA's partner, CPA Crossings, LLC. After registering, you will receive an email from messenger@webex.com with the log-in information.

Description

This webinar is one in a series providing cutting-edge insight on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on accounting and audits. Allison Henry, CPA, CGMA, PICPA’s Vice President of Professional and Technical Standards, will discuss the key standards and considerations related to COVID-19 audit issues, critically evaluating risk assessment, changes to internal controls, working remotely and assessing the impact of the auditor's report. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Learning Objectives:
After attending this presentation you will be able to...

  • Apply remote work processes to ensure a proper audit is performed
  • Identify fraud risks and new risk areas during times of crisis
  • Identify potential changes to internal controls and if there is any impact on significant deficiencies and material weaknesses on substantive testing.
  • Recognize factors where there can be financial statement implications including inventory valuation, accounts receivable and collectability, ASC 606, valuation of assets, change in accounting estimates, debt covenant violations, etc.
  • Apply effective analytical review procedures
  • Identify red flags with respect to going concern evaluations and analyze effects of the outbreak
  • Identify subsequent events an determine if disclosures are required
  • Determine the impact on audit engagements pertaining to nature of engagement, deadlines, appropriateness of financial reporting framework, risk assessment, fraud risk consideration and additional challenges due to remote work environment

Highlights

The major topics that will be covered in this course include:

  • Achieving a high-quality audit in a remote working environment
  • Reconsidering engagement fundamentals and critically evaluating risk assessment
  • Other challenging audit issues, including auditing inventory, performing analytical procedures, changes to the internal control systems, heightened fraud risk factors, evaluating subsequent events, considering going concern, assessing the impact on the auditors’ report


Speaker(s)

Allison M. Henry, CPA
Vice President, Professional & Technical Standards
PICPA

Allison is presently the Vice President - Professional & Technical Standards for Pennsylvania Institute of CPA’s (PICPA) where she is responsible for overseeing the administration of the AICPA’s Peer Review Program in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and the Virgin Islands. She also administers PICPA’s Joint Ethics Enforcement Program with the AICPA, and serves as the technical staff liaison to seven state-wide committees and two newly-created task forces; specifically, the Peer Review, Professional Ethics, Accounting and Auditing Procedures, Forensic and Litigation Services, Business Valuation, Not-for-Profit and Employee Benefit Plan Committees and the Healthcare Reform and Marcellus Shale Task Forces. In addition, she fields technical inquiries, writes columns for the CPA Journal and Pursuit publications, provides technical updates at PICPA chapter events, and assists in writing responses to technical exposure drafts.

Allison has been in the profession for about twenty years, including twelve years in public accounting and over eight years with PICPA. Her public accounting experience consists of several years as senior manager with a regional accounting firm and nine years at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, where she worked in their assurance and advisory services group. Her diverse client service experience includes many not-for-profit, healthcare, and world relief organizations, as well as small and large manufacturing, distribution, and other service-oriented entities. She has also served as the designated employee benefits specialist. Prior to her experience with Deloitte, she spent four years in internal accounting positions including the Department of Defense, while her husband was serving on active duty with the U.S. Army.

Allison is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and holds an accounting equivalency from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is also a member of Washington Crossing United Methodist Church, where she serves on the financial accountability team, and volunteers for the children’s ministry. She is a native of St. Louis, Mo. and is an avid runner.


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