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How SAS Nos. 134-145 Improve Risk-Based Audits Webinar

CPE

When
July 19
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

CPE Credits
4-A&A

Details

 Pricing

PICPA Member: $139 | Nonmember: $189


 More Information

Course No.
ESJLSAS4
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
None
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

Recent generally accepted auditing standards were written to improve the quality of risk-based financial statement audits, audit reporting, and required by-product communications. This course will discuss the important clarifications and enhancements intended to improve audit quality to ensure better compliance with requirements contained in SAS Nos. 134-145. 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...

  • Identify new requirements related to audit reporting and required by-product communications
  • Recall core concepts fundamental to obtaining sufficient and appropriate audit evidence in compliance with recently-issued auditing standards
  • Recognize recent clarifications and enhancements made to improve the quality of the risk-based audit process
  • Recall significant new requirements of SAS Nos 134-145

Highlights

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

  • Key changes to audit report elements intended to improve the understandability of the nature and results of financial statement audits
  • Enhanced required by-product communications with management and those charged with governance to promote more reliable financial statements
  • Clarifications related to obtaining sufficient and appropriate audit evidence, including significant unusual transactions, related parties, going concern uncertainty, and accounting estimates
  • New definitions and requirements related to identifying and evaluating risks of material misstatement
  • Other important matters contained in SAS Nos. 134-145


Speaker(s)

Jennifer F. Louis, CPA Biography

 

Jennifer F. Louis, CPA has over 25 years of experience in designing and instructing high-quality training programs in a wide variety of technical and “soft skills” topics needed for professional and organization success.  In 2003, she founded Emergent Solutions Group, LLC, where she focuses her energy on designing and delivering high-quality, practical, and engaging accounting and auditing training.  She was most recently Director of Audit Product Development at Surgent Professional Education, and prior to that served as Executive Vice President/Director of Training Services at AuditWatch, Inc., a highly-respected training and audit process consulting firm.  Before joining AuditWatch, Jennifer was the Financial/Operational Audit Manager at AARP.  At the start of her professional career, Jennifer was an Audit Manager for Deloitte & Touche LLP, where she frequently served as a local and national instructor.  Jennifer graduated summa cum laude from Marymount University with a BBA-Accounting.  Besides loving life on the lake with her husband in Charlotte, NC, she enjoys hiking with her little dog Frodo Beggins, and savoring any precious moments spent with her two young adult boys.

 


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