Peer Reviews of SSARS Engagements Webinar
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Peer Reviews of SSARS Engagements Webinar

CPE

When
Oct. 19
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

CPE Credits
2-A&A

Details

 Pricing

PICPA Member: $79 | Nonmember: $104


 More Information

Course No.
PAAHPRS2
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

Cover the basic requirements of a peer review performed in accordance with AICPA's Peer Review Standards for firms that perform preparation, compilation, and review engagements. Topics include the documents reviewed by peer reviewers, the evaluation of the engagements, types of matters and peer review reports, the administrative process, peer review committee involvement, and requirements of the state boards of accountancy. 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 completing this course, you will be able to...

  • Recognize basic tenets of engagement reviews performed in accordance with the AICPA Peer Review Standards.
  • Recall tips to make sure that your firm has a successful peer review.

Highlights

The major topics covered in this class include:

  • Basic requirements of an engagement review.
  • Qualifications for serving as a peer reviewer.
  • Involvement of peer review administrators and technical staff, peer review committees, AICPA, state boards of accountancy.
  • Engagement selection criteria, information to be provided to the peer reviewer, the evaluation of engagements, the synthesis of matters, the nature of the reports, what happens if there is a nonconforming engagement, follow-up actions required by the committee.
  • Common engagement review findings and tips for passing peer review.


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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