Course ID: PAATU

Audit and Attest Update: Highlights of the Latest Issues Related to Audit and Other Attest Services

This course focuses on explaining the theory behind major issues and trends, enabling professionals to understand the most important aspects of relevant professional standards related to audit and other attest services.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe “hot topics” in the audit and attestation profession
  • Explain how to manage risk associated with audit and nonaudit services
  • Discuss practical examples of implementing changing professional and relevant regulatory requirements

Major Topics

  • Frequently asked questions related to SSARS 21 financial statement preparation, compilation and review engagements
  • When to apply the latest attestation standards contained in SSAE No. 18
  • Mitigating risk associated with non-attestation services, including responding to requests for third party verification (comfort letters)
  • Recent revisions to generally accepted auditing standards, including PCAOB audit and reporting requirements
  • Highlights of COSO’s internal control and enterprise-wide risk management guidance
  • Current fraud trends in today’s business environment
  • Other matters that should be on your radar

Who Should Attend

Public accountants at all levels interested in remaining current on professional and regulatory requirements for performing various services for clients

Fields of Study



Knowledge of currently effective professional and regulatory standards


Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits




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