CPE Self-Study

A Firm's System of Quality Control

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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

Catherine R. Allen, CPA

Cathy Allen, CPA formed Audit Conduct, LLC in 2005 to help CPA firms comply with an array of auditor independence and professional ethics rules. Uniquely experienced, she develops numerous AICPA courses on professional ethics, independence, and related topics, provides specialized training, and advises firms on critical independence matters and quality controls. She's served as an expert witness on CPA professional conduct.

About the Publisher

American Institute of CPAs

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 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 specialized credentials for qualified professionals who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. With The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it offers the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which sets the global benchmark for quality and recognition in management accounting.

The AICPA and CIMA also make up the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), which represents public and management accounting globally, advocating on behalf the public interest and advancing the quality, competency and employability of CPAs, CGMAs and other accounting and finance professionals worldwide.

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.