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Navigating the Gray: An Advanced Guide to Auditor Independence Compliance Webinar

CPE

When
Aug. 17
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

CPE Credits
1-A&A; 3-Ethics

Details

 Pricing

PICPA Member: $139 | Nonmember: $189


 More Information

Course No.
GAGA-2022-01-WEBNR-229-01
Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
Experience in financial reporting
Note
This webinar is hosted by PICPA's partner, Surgent CPE. After registering, you will receive an email from Surgent CPE with the log-in information.

Description

CPAs today face greater challenges than ever to maintain the high ethical standards of their profession. This course will provide a detailed discussion of accountants’ independence and objectivity obligations, including those found in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and further supplemented by United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and General Accounting Office (GAO) rules and regulations. The course will also explore in-depth independence considerations related to performing non-attest services for attest clients, with a focus on the AICPA, SEC, and GAO requirements for performing such services, as well as their restrictions.

Highlights

  • The CPA’s responsibilities related to independence and objectivity
  • The AICPA independence rule and its interpretation
  • Similarities and differences between AICPA and SEC independence rules
  • Rules governing the performance of non-attest services for attest clients
  • Examples of applying the AICPA’s non-attest rules
  • GAO and Yellow Book independence and documentation requirements
  • Sources for relevant independence rules and regulations


Speaker(s)

Richard Daisley, CPA

 

Rich is a CPA and has over 25 years of experience in the accounting and auditing field. He has worked in both the client service setting as well as in internal capacities as a facilitator of accounting and auditing courses.  He was an assurance manager with PwC, spending time in both the assurance practice as well as with PwC’s Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services group, where he advised clients on the implementation of new accounting pronouncements as well as on issues related to public offerings. Rich also worked in PECO Energy’s Merger and Acquisition group, where he performed financial due diligence that supported PECO’s acquisition activity in the energy sector. He has experience in the manufacturing, health care, energy, and pharmaceutical industries.

 

Prior to joining Surgent, Rich also has more than 10 years of experience as a course developer and facilitator, creating and leading training courses on such topics as revenue recognition, stock based compensation, equity instruments and performing integrated audits under the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation. He also designed and delivered courses on instructor development and facilitation skills to senior PwC internal course instructors. 

 

In 2015 he joined Surgent as Director, Accounting & Financial Reporting Content. In this role, he researches and develops the technical content for Surgent’s Accounting and Financial Reporting curriculum.

 


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