CPE Self-Study

How to Conduct a Peer Review Under the AICPA Practice-Monitoring Program

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Learn the foundation of an effective peer review engagement and evaluation of a firm’s system of quality control under the AICPA Practice-Monitoring Program. This CPE course features realistic case studies that encompass the most important elements of a system peer review, as well as several case studies pertaining to an engagement review.

As a current or future team and/or review captain, you will learn to successfully plan for, perform and report on both system and engagement reviews. You are also introduced to the administrative and committee roles in the peer review program.

Topics Discussed:

  • Evaluation of a firm’s system of quality control
  • Steps in a peer review engagement
  • Writing peer review reports
  • Assisting firms in preparing letters of response
  • Planning and conducting the exit conference
  • The role and qualifications of the peer reviewer in system and engagement reviews
  • Objectives and requirements related to peer reviews in a peer review program
  • Comprehensive system peer review case studies
  • Engagement reviews and their distinct differences from system reviews

Learning Objectives:
When you complete this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the process of how to effectively plan system and engagement peer reviews.
  • Identify steps needed to understand a firm’s system of quality control.
  • Document procedures used in testing the firm’s system.
  • Prepare the peer review report.
  • Provide recommendations for follow-up action to the administrating entity.
  • Identify the impact and effect that organizational issues have on a firm’s system of quality control.

Who Will Benefit?
Individuals who wish to serve as peer review team captains and review captains

Prerequisite: Working knowledge and experience with the Statements on Quality Control Standards

Advanced Preparation: None

About the Authors

AICPA Peer Review Program Staff

AICPA Peer Review Team

Carl Mayes, CPA

LaShaun King, CPA

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.