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August 20, 2019
8:00AM - 12:00PM ET


August 21, 2019
2:00PM - 6:00PM ET


August 27, 2019
8:00AM - 12:00PM ET


August 28, 2019
2:00PM - 6:00PM ET


August 31, 2019
9:00AM - 1:00PM ET


September 03, 2019
8:00AM - 12:00PM ET


September 04, 2019
2:00AM - 6:00PM ET



Course Description

Knowing the accounting principles is only half the story for most accountants in public accounting. You must also understand the myriad of rules relating the reporting requirements for audits. This course will cover the nuts and bolts of these pronouncements as well as cover the theory required to make proper decisions.

Topics will include the latest SAS updates, enhancing audit quality, the new competency framework, the COSO fraud risk guide and SSAE 18. Special attention will be placed on the provisions most important for compliance, including documentation. We will also discuss some troublesome topics as well as other reporting topics.


Jeff Sailor, CPA

Jeff Sailor, CPA, received a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Florida. Upon graduation, he joined the auditing staff at Peat Marwick in Jacksonville, Florida, where he worked on a large number of national accounts. Jeff has managed his own accounting firm in Ocala, Florida, since 1984. During that time, he has also developed unique auditing approaches and auditing software.

Since 1992, Jeff has been teaching accounting and auditing courses he developed to combat traditional “boring CPE.” Using a variety of creative teaching methods sprinkled with humorous video spoofs, Jeff is able to combine his in-depth accounting insights with humor in high-energy presentations. He’s also adept at presenting complex topics in a very practical, easy-to-understand manner, thus earning him rave reviews for more than 20 years. Jeff currently presents seminars, webcasts, and in-house instruction for Western CPE. He’s also a featured speaker at national conferences as well as at state and regional meetings.

For more than 10 years, Jeff has served as an AICPA peer reviewer, focusing on small firms and sole practitioners. He also served on the Resource Committee for the Private Company Financial Reporting Committee (PCFRC). Jeff has spoken at two NASBA national conferences on how to make education more engaging for practitioners.

Course Specifics

Feb 14, 2019

Compliance Information

Qualifies for CA Fraud: No

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the basics for SAS 130
  • Describe the basics for SAS131
  • Apply the provisions for auditing going concern under SAS 132
  • Identify the major elements of the AICPA's project for Enhancing Audit Quality
  • Apply the principles found in the new COSO Fraud Risk Guide
  • Identify the guidance found in the AICPA Competency Framework for Assurance Services
  • Identify the major elements of SSAE 18 for Assurance Services
  • Describe peer review problem areas
  • Apply better practice skills for documentation

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