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The A&A Buffet: Build Your Own CourseCOURSE ID: AABUFF

Every public and industry accountant faces different challenges and issues, depending on factors such as nature and size of the reporting entity, services offered, and/or client demographics. This unique course allows you to customize a day of accounting, auditing and other attest services training based on what is of most interest and relevance to your specific circumstances. (Can be customized to any desired length)

DESIGNED FOR: Public and industry accountants who require training in accounting, auditing and other attest servicesFIELD OF STUDY: Accounting, AuditingLEVEL: BasicPREREQUISITES: NoneCOURSE PRODUCER: Business Learning InstituteCREDITS: 8.0OBJECTIVES:
  • Describe accounting, auditing and other attest issues important to a public or industry accountant
  • Explain best practices for complying with professional, technical, and regulatory requirements related to common A&A issues faced by public and industry accountants
  • Apply examples and illustrations to “real-life” circumstances encountered

Select up to 8 topics from the following list to create an 8-hour CPE credit course:
Accounting Topics
* The Executive Summary A&A Update – Highlights of the Most Critical Current Issues and Changes (THAA) #61.
* Accounting and Financial Reporting Issues that Your Auditors Will Most Likely Focus on During Your Next Audit (IAFO) #58.
* Private Company FASB GAAP Alternatives – When and Why Should Companies Adopt the Simplifications? (PCGP) #59.
* New Required Going Concern Disclosure – Evaluating the Impact on Preparing Financial Statements, Compilations, Reviews and Audits (RGCD) #57.
* Long-Term Debt – Case Studies in Issues Impacting Classification, Disclosure and Debt Covenant Compliance (LTDT) #55.
* Leases Before and After New U.S. GAAP – Case Studies on the Impact of Applying Changes in Lease Accounting and Financial Reporting (LEAS) #54.
* Revenue Recognition Before and After New U.S. GAAP – Case Studies on the Impact of Applying Changes in Accounting and Reporting (REVR) #56.

Auditing Topics
* The Four Basic Food Groups of Audits – Satisfying Your Audit Risk Appetite (FBFG) #29.
* Critical Traits of a Thinking Auditor – Tips for Stretching Yourself Beyond the Audit Basics (CTTA) #28.
* Professional Skepticism – Case Studies in Identifying Material Fraud and Error (PSFE) #44.
* Leveraging Analytical Procedures to the Fullest on Audits – Case Studies in Strengthening Analytic Evidence (LAPA) #32.
* The Most Common Analytics Used to Interpret Financial Statement Results (MCAP) #33.
* Evaluating the Propriety of Estimates and Other Areas of Subjectivity (AEST) #27.
* Strengthening Inquiry Skills – Tips for Gathering the Information You Need on Audits (INQS) #31.
* Avoiding Common Sampling Mistakes on Financial Statement and Compliance Audits (SAMP) #35.
* Who is Exactly Responsible for What on Group Financial Statement Audits? – Complying with Group Audit Requirements (GRPA) #30.
* Modifying Financial Statement Audit Reports – Case Studies for Altering Standard Report Language (MFAR) #34.

Internal Controls and Fraud Topics
* Critical Internal Control Concepts for Managing Financial Reporting Risk Under COSO’s Internal Control – Integrated Framework (2013) (CICC) #41.
* Essential Governance – Best Practices for Overseeing Enterprise-Wide Risk Management (EGBP) #40.
* SAS 130 – Performing an Effective and Efficient Integrated Audit of Internal Controls and Financial Statements (S130) #42.
* Current Fraud Trends in Today’s Environment – Shifting Risks and Changing Fraud Schemes (FRDT) #43.

Governmental and Nonprofit Topics
* Current Issues in Yellow Book and Single Audit Engagements (YBSA) #62.
* Looming Changes in Nonprofit Financial Reporting (NFPR) #63.

Nonaudit and Nonattest Services
* Third Party Verification (Comfort) Requests – What are Options for Responding and How to Determine Which Professional Standards to Apply? (TPVR) #53.
* Frequently Asked Questions in Applying SSARS 21 (FAQS) #51.
* Avoiding Peer Review Deficiencies in SSARS, SAS and SSAE Engagements (APRD) #50.
* Mitigating Malpractice Risk When Performing Nonaudit Services for Clients (MMRN) #52.

Managing the Audit Relationship
* Thinking Like an Auditor When Preparing Your Financial Statements (TLAA) #38.
* How to Evaluate Whether You (the Client) Are Getting the Most for Your Audit Dollars (VALU) #39.
* Explaining the Financial Statement Audit Process to the Nonauditor (APNA) #36.
* How Internal Auditors Can Be Leveraged in External Audits (IAEA) #37.

Management and Personal Development
* Make it Happen! – A Disciplined Approach to Getting Things Done (MIHD) #48.
* Adjusting to Varying Personality Styles for Improved Communication and Performance (PERS) #49.
* Coaching the Next Generation of CPA’s – Tips for Developing Millennials (CNGC) #46.
* Striking the Right Balance Between Leadership and Management – Adapting Your Behaviors to Succeed at Short- and Long-Term Objectives (BLMB) #45.

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