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July 07, 2017
11:00AM - 3:00PM ET


July 17, 2017
11:00AM - 3:00PM ET


General accounting background

Course Description

Most public accountings need to understand the reporting requirements for compilations and reviews in addition to accounting principles. This course discusses these requirements as well as the theory required to make proper decisions. Other topics covered include the new provisions under SSARS 21, the concept of preparation of financial statements, the new AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, and a look at the latest 'Peer Review Hotlist.'


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

Oct 18, 2016
General accounting background

Compliance Information

Qualifies for CA Fraud: No

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify proper application of the provisions of SSARS 21
  • Identify reporting requirements for compilations, reviews, and audits
  • Cite the new concept of preparation of financial statements

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