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Annual Accounting and Auditing Workshop

Author/Moderator: Kurt Oestriecher, CPA and Mark Beasley, PhD, CPA
Publisher: AICPA
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Are your accounting and auditing skills up-to-date and on-par with industry standards? Be sure with this comprehensive, two-day course that updates you on the latest standards, including accounting, auditing, compilation, preparation, and review.

The course covers important industry changes such as revenue recognition, leases, financial instruments, and SSARS No. 21, and includes practical applications for each, to help you understand and apply the standards to real-life scenarios. The course also contains an exclusive video segment featuring expert speakers from the Private Company Council, Deloitte & Touche, and the AICPA Audit & Attest Standards Team.

With the rate of change in today’s regulatory environment, it’s critical to have access to a reliable source of information that will update you on key changes in the industry. This course provides the information you need to keep your knowledge and skills up-to-date in your area of practice.

New for 2016:

ASU’s issued in the past year, covering topics such as revenue recognition, leases, financial instruments, and Business Combinations; recently issued SAS No’s 128 through 130 and recently issued auditing interpretations; revised SSAE standards; Overview of SSARS No. 21.

Key Topics:

  • Accounting, auditing, and attestation standards updates
  • Attest Clarity Project
  • ARSC Clarity Project
  • FASB projects — financial instruments
  • Private company financial reporting
  • IFRS in the United States – an update
  • Impact of the current environment on audit planning

Learning Objectives:
This course will prepare you to:

  • Apply recently issued FASB, PCAOB, ASB, and ARSC guidance, standards, and pronouncements
  • Identify various standard setters’ project updates

Who Will Benefit?
CPAs who require a comprehensive review of recent accounting and auditing pronouncements

Prerequisite:  Previous auditing and accounting experience

Advance Preparation:  None

This product includes a course manual, plus, a 268 min (total run time) DVD video, which includes 11 separate segments relating to chapters within the manual. AICPA has assembled subject matter experts to discuss what matters most to those within the accounting and auditing profession, as well as what is expected to come in the future, from a regulatory and statutory standpoint. This product is designed to be used by first viewing the specific video segment, and then, returning to the course manual to read the chapter relating to the same topic as the video. Panelists’ discussion is led and moderated by Renee Rampulla, CPA, CGMA, Owner, Rampulla Advisory Services, LLC.  Panelists include the following (listed in order of appearance): William Schneider, CPA, CGMA, Director of Accounting, AT&T, Inc.; Michael Cheng, CPA, Private Company Council, FASB; Ahava Goldman, CPA, CGMA, Senior Technical Manager – Audit & Attest Standards Team, AICPA; Megan Zietsman, CPA, CA (SA), Partner – Audit & Assurance Services, Deloitte & Touche, LLP; Michael Glynn, CPA, CGMA, Senior Technical Manager – Audit & Attest Standards Team, AICPA

NASBA Field of Study: Accounting and Auditing
Level: Update
Recommended CPE Credit: Text 15; Text with Video 20; Online with Video - 17
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