The title of this course is the new mantra for the AICPA. With accountants increasingly being sued for deficiencies perceived by clients and attorneys in various engagements, the AICPA has increased its focus on documentation in the accounting and auditing arena. In addition, peer review has revealed a consistent lack of proper documentation. In this course, Jeff Sailor will discuss the requirements for a variety of engagements as well as tips for better documentation. You will not only learn the basic requirements, but also the proper theory for exceptional documentation. As always, Jeff will bring his truly unique presentation style and include a few of his signature video parodies, which are designed to keep you awake and reinforce the material.
Engagements for which written documentation is required or not required. Documentation for the following types of engagements - Audits, Reviews, Compilations, and Preparations. Importance of Documentation. Basics for all Engagements. Documentation Definitions. Form, Content, and Extent. Reviewing Documentation. Documentation Finalization. Revisions to Documentation after the Report Date. Selected Required Documentation. Common Documentation Deficiencies. Preparation Engagement. Review Engagement. Pro Forma Compilation Engagement. Examination Under SSAE. Review Under SSAE. Agreed Upon Procedures Engagement Under SSAE.
CPAs, CFOs, controllers, financial professionals, and auditors.
Identify the documentation requirements for audits, reviews, compilations, and preparations. Cite the requirements for documenting examinations under the SSAEs and reviews under the SSAEs. Identify the Agreed Upon Procedures engagements under the SSAEs and cite the standards for those engagements. Identify a variety of best practices for documentation.
This is a FlexCast (no exam required) and may be viewed only Monday - Saturday, 5am - 5pm PT. You may take up to one year from the date of purchase to complete the course. Pause your FlexCast and resume at a convenient day during the hours above. Partial credit for 2+ credit courses: If you are unable to complete the course in one sitting, partial credit can be awarded (minimum of one credit). To earn the remaining credits, you must return later and start the course from the beginning. Use chat to ask questions of a subject matter expert during the program.
Jeff Sailor, Western CPE
Jeff Sailor, CPA, received a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Florida. Upon graduation, he joined the auditing staff at Peat Marwick in Jacksonville, Florida, where he worked on a large number of national accounts. Jeff has managed his own accounting firm in Ocala, Florida, since 1984. During that time, he has also developed unique auditing approaches and auditing software.
Since 1992, Jeff has been teaching accounting and auditing courses he developed to combat traditional “boring CPE.” Using a variety of creative teaching methods sprinkled with humorous video spoofs, Jeff is able to combine his in-depth accounting insights with humor in high-energy presentations. He’s also adept at presenting complex topics in a very practical, easy-to-understand manner, thus earning him rave reviews for more than 20 years. Jeff currently presents seminars, webcasts, and in-house instruction for Western CPE. He’s also a featured speaker at national conferences as well as at state and regional meetings.
For more than 10 years, Jeff has served as an AICPA peer reviewer, focusing on small firms and sole practitioners. He also served on the Resource Committee for the Private Company Financial Reporting Committee (PCFRC). Jeff has spoken at two NASBA national conferences on how to make education more engaging for practitioners.
Non-Member Price $113.00
Member Price $98.00