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SSARS 21 – Statements on Standards for Accounting & Review Services

Instructional Method Advanced Preparation Program Prerequisites Field Of Study
Group Internet Based NONE NONE Auditing
Experience Level Course ID CPE Credits Author
Overview  SM-105.LW 2 Sam Monastra


Course Description: 
The purpose of this course is to inform the reader of the various changes made to the entire compilation and review codification by SSARS No. 21. The course addresses all three of the types of engagements that can be performed under the SSARSs including preparation of financial statements engagement, compilation engagement, and review engagement.

Who Should Attend: 

Learning Objectives: 
• Identify some of the changes in SSARS No. 21 that are and are not carried over from auditing standards
• Identify engagement types that are and are not authorized under SSARS No. 21
• Recall whether the new preparation of financial statements standard is an attest or non-attest service
• Identify some of the preparation engagements that are subject to the AR-C 70 standards found in SSARS No. 21
• Recognize the new term that is assigned to engagements performed on the cash, tax and regulatory bases of accounting
• Recall whether a preparation engagement under AR-C 70 is subject to peer review
• Identify whether a report is required in a preparation of financial statements engagement under AR-C 70
• Recognize what the reporting requirements are, if any when a "no assurance" legend is omitted from prepared financial statements under the AR-C 70 standards
• Recognize an acceptable location to place the description of a special purpose framework in the preparation of financial statements engagement
• Identify where to disclose GAAP departures in a preparation of financial statements engagement
• Recognize whether an accountant and his or her client must sign an engagement letter for preparation of financial statements engagement under AR-C 70
• Recall the objective of a compilation engagement under AR-C 80 of SSARS No. 21
• Identify some of the safeguards that must be in place in order for an accountant to perform a non-attest service for an attest client
• Identify some procedures that must be performed in a compilation engagement under AR-C 80 of SSARS No. 21
• Recognize some of the changes made to the new compilation report under SSARS No. 21 including those related to special purpose frameworks and GAAP departures, among others
• Recognize some of the documentation requirements in a compilation engagement
• Identify how an accountant should report on a disclaimer of supplementary information in a compilation engagement
• Recognize the type of information on which an accountant may or may not perform a review engagement under AR-C 90 of SSARS No. 21
• Identify requirements to be satisfied to perform a review engagement under AR-C 90
• Identify the date as of which management representations should be made in a management representation letter for a review engagement
• Recognize an appropriate title that can be used for a review report under new SSARS No. 21
• Identify the order in which certain report paragraphs should be placed in the new review report
• Recall the items that should be documented in a review engagement

Event Properties

Event Date 09-20-2019 9:00 am
Individual Price 49.00
Categories Auditing,Moderated Webinars

Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person($)
5 45.05
10 41.10
20 37.15


Sam Monastra

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