Preparation, Compilation, and Review Engagements Guide
Your guide to the ARSC's latest developments for preparation, compilation and review engagements.

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Your go-to guide for important updates

Who Will Benefit?

  • Accountants who are new to the preparation, compilation and review engagements
  • Experienced accountants in this area who need a refresher on their knowledge to keep up with the recent development in this field

Key Features and Benefits

  • Authoritative guide
  • Illustrative inquiry and analytics for review engagements
  • Illustrative engagement letters for preparation, compilation and review engagements
  • Illustrative representation letter for review engagements
  • Illustrative accountant's compilation/review reports on financial statements
  • Illustrative engagement letter for a compilation of pro forma financial information
  • Illustrative accountant's compilation report on pro forma financial information

Whether you're a new or seasoned accountant, it's time for a PCRE refresher.

Issued by the Accounting and Review Services Committee (ARSC), this edition contains the latest developments in performing preparation, compilation and review engagements.

You'll find ARCS's best advice on:

  • Recently issued Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS) No. 22, Compilation of Pro Forma Financial Information,
  • SSARS No. 23, Omnibus Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services, 2016, and
  • SSARS No. 24, Omnibus Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services, 2018

International reporting updates are here

You'll find enhanced updates and illustrative accountant's reports, plus coverage of international reporting issues. That includes SSARS No. 24, which is effective on or after June 15, 2019.

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