CPE Self-Study

A Firm's System of Quality Control

Publisher: AICPA
  • $129.00-$169.00
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    Non-Member: $169.00
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This CPE course provides a comprehensive review of a firm's system of quality control standards and emphasizes the following:

  • Tailoring a QC system of your firm's accounting and auditing practice that is appropriate and effective
  • Creating an environment focused on quality and continuous improvement through QC monitoring
  • Policies and procedures for each of the six elements of a QC system (QCPP)
  • Getting beyond mere compliance—improve audit quality and increase profitability

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare you to:

  • Compare your firm's existing system of quality control to the requirements in QC section 10, A Firm's System of Quality Control (AICPA, Professional Standards), and determine and implement any necessary changes to your firm's system

Key Topics

  • Introduction to Statements on Quality Control Standards (SQCS) No. 8
  • The six elements of quality control
  • Monitoring your QC system
  • Documenting and communicating your QC system
  • Common peer review matters related to QC systems
  • Scenarios, tips, and tools

Who Will Benefit?

  • Accounting and auditing practitioners who want a QC system that is appropriate and effective
  • This course is also recommended for firms subject to corrective action

System Requirements

About the Authors

Cathy Allen, CPA

Cathy Allen, CPA of Audit Conduct, LLC helps CPA firms comply with auditor independence and professional ethics rules. She develops numerous AICPA courses on professional ethics, independence, and related topics. Cathy was a Managing Director in the Independence Office of a Big 4 accounting firm and formerly served as staff to the AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee, where she was instrumental in developing standards and tools for the profession like the AICPA Plain English Guide to Independence and the Conceptual Framework for Independence.

About the Publisher


About the AICPA The American Institute of CPAs is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 412,000 members in 144 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.

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