For accounting and financial professionals, spreadsheets are an integral part of day-to-day operations and are used in many different ways. Spreadsheets that are used in the financial reporting process are of most concern to the assessment of the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting mandated by Sarbanes-Oxley. This course discusses how to evaluate spreadsheets under the rules of Section 404 and AS 2201: An Audit of Internal Control Over Financial Reporting That Is Integrated with An Audit of Financial Statements as well as what specific compensating spreadsheet controls are supported by Excel 2010, 2013, and 2016.
Sarbanes-Oxley. Controls and Excel Supports.
CPAs, controllers, accountants, financing professionals, business owners, and managers.
Recognize the governing bodies and fundamental aspects of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Public Accounting Oversight Board AS 2201. Recognize the process for navigating and evaluating spreadsheets under the rules of Section 404 and AS 2201. Identify specific compensating spreadsheet controls supported by Microsoft Excel.
Joseph Helstrom, Western CPE
Joseph Helstrom, CPA, is a partner at CFO Resources, LLC, a company focused on training and courseware for CPAs. He’s also the owner of Mill Creek Publishing LLC. Joe has over 30 years of experience as a CPA in both public accounting and industry, with extensive experience in financial reporting and analysis, treasury, tax, information technology, legal and regulatory matters, and strategic planning.
After graduation from Butler University with a degree in accounting, Joe got his start at Ernst & Young. Subsequent to that, he has served for several different companies as a chief financial officer; director of treasury and tax; controller; and manager of financial planning, reporting, and analysis.
Joe and his wife, Patricia McCarthy, produce self-study courses for Western CPE and have published articles in Missouri and Texas CPA society publications titled “Incorporating Excel Arrays into Your Audit Plan.”
Non-Member Price $67.00
Member Price $58.00