Where Do I Go For Answers?

2 Credits: Accounting


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Where Do I Go For Answers?

Course Level
CPE Credits

2 Credits: Accounting

Course Description

Navigating the maze of accounting and reporting guidance is a common challenge faced by professionals in the field, often leading to the critical question: ‘Where do I find the guidance for this?’ This course, led by Jeff Sailor, addresses this exact need. Designed as a detailed, step-by-step guide, the course takes you through the process of finding answers to a wide range of accounting and reporting questions using authoritative, free internet sources. Covering key areas such as GAAP, special purpose frameworks, various levels of assurance reporting, quality control, and ethics, this course is a comprehensive resource for professionals seeking clarity and direction in their research. Jeff Sailor’s unique presentation style, combining clear instruction with humor, ensures an engaging learning experience that not only imparts essential knowledge but also reinforces it in a memorable way. By the end of this course, participants will have gained the skills to confidently locate authoritative accounting guidance, understand reporting requirements for different engagements, and navigate the complexities of ethics and quality control in the accounting profession.

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the sources of authoritative accounting guidance for GAAP and Special Purpose Frameworks
  • Identify the sources of authoritative reporting guidance for preparations, compilations, reviews, audits and SSAE engagements
  • Identify the sources of authoritative guidance for ethics and quality control
  • Cite various online research techniques for accounting, reporting, quality control, and ethics requirements
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
August 26, 2022


Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

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Meet The Experts

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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 …

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