Self-Study
2
Overview
Auditing
There are no prerequisites.

Course Description

A review engagement involves a significantly reduced set of activities from an audit engagement, with a focus on analytical procedures and inquiries. In How to Conduct a Review Engagement, we describe the nature of these analytical procedures and inquiries, as well as every other aspect of a review engagement, including the engagement letter, representation letter, and accountant’s review report. This course is based on SSARS 21, Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services: Clarification and Recodification.



Instructor

Steven M. Bragg, CPA

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 70 business books. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast.

Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and an auditor with Deloitte & Touche. He holds an MBA from Babson College, a Master of Finance from Bentley College, and a BA from the University of Maine (summa cum laude).



Course Specifics

Auditing
Aug 2, 2018
There are no prerequisites.
SS9189038
49
None


Compliance Information

103220
Qualifies for CA Fraud: No


Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the situations in which the accountant cannot accept a review engagement.
  • List the contents of an engagement letter.
  • Cite the reasons why the accountant needs an adequate knowledge of the client’s business.
  • Describe the different types of analytical procedures that can be used as part of a review engagement.
  • List the different types of inquires that an accountant would make as part of a review engagement.
  • Describe the decision criteria for judging whether an uncorrected misstatement is material.
  • Recognize the types of evidence indicating that a client may not be able to continue as a going concern.
  • Recognize the available methods for keeping a review report from being used in the future by a client.
  • Cite the contents of a representation letter.
  • Recognize how the accountant handles a client request to use financial statements prepared in accordance with a special purpose framework.


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Our self-study materials are authored by top-quality, industry experts. You’ll receive a bound notebook of all the course materials, shipped to you within one business day. In addition, you’ll also have full online access. Each self-study package includes a robust collection of learning and reference materials to help you cover the information efficiently and put it into practice immediately.

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