Course ID: AQMA

Audit & Attest Quality Matters that Should be on Your Radar: Avoiding Common Deficiencies in SAS, SSARS and SSAE Engagements

Quality control is important. Every CPA firm that provides audit and other attest services must undergo a third-party quality control review. This session will provide you with the tips on how to avoid common quality control deficiencies in all services that are subject to peer review. (Available in 2, 4 or 8 hour formats)

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the potential impact of risks faced by public accountants when performing audit and other attest services
  • Explain the results of the findings and recommendations made by the Center for Audit Quality and PCAOB as an outcome from quality control reviews
  • Discuss common peer review deficiencies in all types of attest engagements
  • Apply best practices for ensuring professional, technical, regulatory and ethical standards for various audit and other attest services

Major Topics

  • Applying professional skepticism to ensure quality work
  • Meaningful risk assessment when designing work programs for various levels of services
  • Proper planning and supervision of all engagements
  • Accountant responsibilities for evaluating internal control
  • Strengthening analytic procedures to support conclusions
  • Complying with the Code of Professional Conduct and quality control standards

Who Should Attend

Public accountants who perform audit and other attest services for clients

Fields of Study





Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits




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