2023 FASB SSARS and SAS Update and Review (Item #29 and 29E)

2023 FASB SSARS and SAS Update and Review (Item #29 and 29E)
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  • Credits: 24
  • Format: Interactive Self-Study eBook
  • Field of Study: (16) Accounting | (8) Auditing
  • Author: Steven Fustolo
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Advanced Preparation:None
Experience Level:Overview
Program Prerequisites:Basic Understanding of U.S. GAAP, Compilation and Review, and Auditing Standards
Course ID:SF-208.23U
Published Date:Author Updated: 4/10/23 | Registered for 2023

The purpose of this course is to inform the reader of
the various changes affecting accounting, compilation, and review, and auditing
engagements as well as a review and recall of existing standards.  Topics include a summary of newly issued FASB
statements, new statements issued by the Auditing Standards Board, changes in
compilation and review, current and pending developments, practice issues, and

    Learning Objectives:

    After reading the Chapter 1 course material, you will be able to:

    • Recognize a key change made to GAAP by the new lease standard
    • Identify a type of lease that exists for a lessee under ASU 2016-02
    • Recall a type of lease for which the ASU 2016-02 rules do not apply  
    • Identify some of the types of benefits a lessee can obtain from a leased asset 
    • Identify a threshold for a lease term to be considered a major part of an asset’s remaining economic life
    • Recognize who an entity might not want to use the risk-free rate to compute the present value of lease payments
    • Identify how a lessee should account for initial direct costs 
    • Recognize items that are and are not components of a lease term
    • Recall the method a lessee should use to record interest expense on a lease obligation
    • Identify some types of leases for a lessor
    • Recall how a lessor should initially account for initial direct costs for a lease in certain instances
    • Identify how a lessor should account for lease payments received on the income statement for an operating lease
    • Recall how a lessor should classify certain cash receipts on the statement of cash flows
    • Recognize how certain existing leases are accounted for on the implementation date of ASU 2016-02
    • Identify how deferred income taxes will be treated for lessees under ASU 2016-02
    • Recall the potential impact that the new lease standard might have on a lessee’s EBITDA and debt-equity ratios, and
    • Recall the IRS rules as to when an entity should and should not capitalize a lease for tax purposes.

    After reading the Chapter 2 course material, you will be able to:

    • Recognize some types of concentrations that might require disclosure under the risk and uncertainty rules
    • Identify the definition of near term
    • Recall the frequency in which an entity should test goodwill for impairment
    • Recognize some exit and disposal costs
    • Recall how to classify business interruption insurance proceeds on the financial statements
    • Recognize the relationship a change in interest rates has on real estate values
    • Identify methods that can be used to measure variable consideration revenue
    • Recognize an example of a construction-type contract
    • Identify whether the LIFO IPIC approach is acceptable for GAAP
    • Recall the net operating loss rules
    After reading the Chapter 3 course material, you will be able to:

    • Recognize the type of expense that is the basis for measuring the amount of the ERC.
    • Identify where to present the ERC in the statement of income using the ASC 958 conditional contribution model.
    • Recognize where to present the ERC in the statement of income using the IAS 20 grant model.
    • Identify an action step to be taken to correct the previous presentation and disclosure of an ERC in the statement of income.
    • Recognize the proper presentation of the ERC in a tax-basis statement of income.
    • Recognize a technique that has been attempted to circumvent the SALT deduction limitation.
    • Identify how to account for the PTE tax in an entity’s financial statements.
    • Recognize the requirements for recording deferred state income taxes concerning the PTE tax election.
    • Identify disclosures that should be made for the PTE tax.

    After reading the Chapter 4 course material, you will be able to:

    • Identify some of the eligible expenses related to the use of PPP loan proceeds
    • Recognize approaches to account for PPP loans under GAAP
    • Recall how to present  debt issuance costs on the financial statements
    • Recognize how to account for PPP loan forgiveness
    • Recognize how to present a gain on extinguishment on the statement of cash flows
    • Identify how to treat the forgiveness of a PPP loan for tax purposes
    • Recognize  how the IAS 20 grant approach is used to account for its PPP loan
    • Recognize actions that impact a CPA’s independence in a PPP loan assistance engagement, and
    • Identify whether an emphasis-of-matter paragraph may be used in an accountant’s report when there is a forgiveness of a PPP loan

    After reading the Chapter 5 course material, you will be able to:

    • Identify the goal of the FASB’s Disaggregation-Income Statement Expenses project
    • Recognize one of the characteristics of a multi-employer pension plan
    • Recognize the impact that life expectancy has on the amount of a pension liability
    • Identify a concentration of risk that might require disclosure
    • Identify a particular way in which most marijuana businesses must operate
    • Recognize when a state might be able to charge sales tax under the Wayfair decision
    • Recognize the accounting alternative for leases under common control in ASU 2018-17

    After reading the Chapter 6 course material, you will be able to:

    • Recognize the model that ASU 2016-13 uses to deal with credit losses
    • Identify how credit losses should be recorded under the new ASU 2016-13
    • Identify some of the disclosures required by ASU 2016-13

    After reading the Chapter 7 course material, you will be able to:

    • Identify an example of an attribute of information obtained as audit evidence
    • Recognize actions an auditor should perform in evaluating information used as audit evidence
    • Recognize attributes of information to be used as audit evidence
    • Identify an attribute that affects the reliability of information used as audit evidence
    • Recall functions on which an auditor can use automated tools and techniques 
    • Identify an example of an accounting estimate related to classes of transactions, account balances, and disclosures identified in SAS No. 143
    • Recognize how inherent and control risks should be assessed in accordance with SAS No. 143
    • Recognize an example of an inherent risk factor 
    • Identify examples of the approaches that can be performed in assessing the risks of material misstatement from accounting estimates 
    • Recall one of the amendments made to AU-C 501 by SAS No. 145  in connection with using the work of an external inventory-taking firm
    • Identify some instances in which an auditor may conclude that a specialist’s work is not adequate 
    • Identify a type of risk assessment procedure that an auditor can use in accordance with SAS No. 145
    • Recall examples of risk assessment procedures that an auditor may perform in SAS No. 145
    • Recognize how to perform risk assessment procedures when relying on information obtained from previous experience with an entity
    • Identify examples of risk assessment procedures to obtain audit evidence in accordance with SAS No. 145
    • Recognize a new requirement made by SAS No. 145 in connection with assessing inherent risk and control risk in an audit, and
    • Identify how an auditor should respond if the auditor does not plan to test the operating effectiveness of an entity’s controls.
    • Recall the date by which an engagement partner must take responsibility for determining that ethical requirements are fulfilled
    • Identify certain requirements an engagement partner must satisfy in performing an audit engagement 
    • Recognize examples of resources assigned or made available by a firm to support the performance of an audit engagement
    • Identify a type of unconscious bias defined in SAS No. 146
    • Recall a possible action that an engagement team may take to mitigate impediments to exercising professional skepticism
    • Identify when a successor auditor should request management to authorize a predecessor auditor’s response to the successor auditor’s inquiry
    • Recognize one of the new inquiries a successor auditor should make of a predecessor auditor by SAS No. 147
    • Recall the extent of a predecessor auditor’s response to a successor auditor’s inquiries when there are certain restrictions on the predecessor auditor.
    • Identify an example of a recently issued auditing standard that SAS No. 148 incorporates into amendments to AU-C 935, Compliance Audits.
    • Recall examples of inherent risk factors related to identifying and assessing risks of material misstatement in a compliance audit.

    After reading the Chapter 8 course material, you will be able to:

    • Identify a scenario in which it would be impracticable for an auditor to attend a physical inventory
    • Recognize an advantage of remote auditing
    • Recognize a factor to consider in evaluating the going concern of an entity
    • Identify a term used as a benchmark in considering going concerned
    • Identify a suggestion for an auditor to reduce time and increase audit efficiency
    • Recognize when negative accounts receivable confirmations should not be used
    • Recognize a behavioral trait of most occupational fraudsters

    After reading the Chapter 9 course material, you will be able to:

    • Identify which party is responsible for determining that engagement team members have the appropriate competence and capabilities to perform an SSARS engagement

    Who Should Attend:

    • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)

    Qualifies and Approved with all State Boards of Accountancy and the following sponsorships: