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How to Conduct a Review Engagement

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Overview
Credits
CPE Credits
2 Credits: Auditing

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.

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.

Course Specifics

Course ID
9189038
Revision Date
October 16, 2020
Advanced Preparation

None

Compliance information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

Course Instructor

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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 …

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How to Conduct a Review Engagement

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CPE CREDITS
2 Credits: Auditing

$58.00$78.00

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Icon_Self-Study
Self-Study
Icon_Level
Overview
Credits
CPE Credits
2 Credits: Auditing

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.

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.

Course Specifics

Course ID
9189038
Revision Date
October 16, 2020
Advanced Preparation

None

Compliance information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

Course Instructor

Steven M. Bragg Headshot
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 …

Steven M. Bragg, CPA Read More »

How to Conduct a Review Engagement

Expert Instructors
Format
CPE CREDITS
2 Credits: Auditing

$58.00$78.00

Clear