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2024 Are You Up to the Challenge? Test Your Skills as a Quality Control Reviewer

Total Credits: 4 including 4 Auditing - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Accounting and Auditing
Chris Harper
Course Levels:
4 Hours
Product Setting: Expires 30 day(s) after program date.

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Have you ever wanted to reduce the number of financial statement review points you receive? Are you curious about a reviewer’s thought process? This hands-on session will answer these questions by helping you understand the role of an engagement quality control reviewer. Not only will you develop an appreciation for the role of an engagement quality control reviewer, but this interactive session will allow you to step into the reviewer’s shoes by performing a quality control review during the class session. You will leave with an understanding of best practices for minimizing your exposure to critique by reviewers.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Comprehend the AICPA’s guidance regarding engagement quality control reviews (EQCRs)
  • Recognize major considerations that might be involved in an engagement review
  • Cultivate working knowledge that allows you to begin to think like a reviewer
  • Understand recently issued guidance that will impact quality control for public accounting firms
  • Recognize and document engagement deficiencies

Major Subjects
  • AICPA professional standards
  • EQCR expectations
  • Firm-specific considerations
  • Best practices for reducing the frequency of review points
  • Best practices for mitigating the severity of review points
  • Examples of common EQCR deficiencies
  • The impending influence of SQMS No. 1, SQMS No. 2, SAS 146, and SSARS 26
  • An interactive, hands-on EQCR simulation

Course Materials


Chris Harper's Profile

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Chris has been serving the tax and accounting needs of individuals and closely-held businesses since 1998. As a frequent speaker, he has taught a variety of continuing education courses for several state CPA societies. Chris is frequently interviewed by media outlets on a variety of financial, tax, and accounting topics.


Fri, Jul 26, 2024 - 02:00pm to 05:36pm EDT
Tue, Aug 06, 2024 - 04:00pm to 07:36pm EDT
Sat, Aug 17, 2024 - 10:00am to 01:36pm EDT
Fri, Sep 13, 2024 - 12:00pm to 03:36pm EDT
Thu, Sep 26, 2024 - 06:00pm to 09:36pm EDT
Fri, Oct 04, 2024 - 04:00pm to 07:36pm EDT
Mon, Oct 28, 2024 - 10:00am to 01:36pm EDT
Sat, Nov 16, 2024 - 12:00pm to 03:36pm EST
Wed, Nov 27, 2024 - 02:00pm to 05:36pm EST
Tue, Dec 10, 2024 - 04:00pm to 07:36pm EST
Thu, Dec 19, 2024 - 06:00pm to 09:36pm EST
Sat, Dec 28, 2024 - 12:00pm to 03:36pm EST
Tue, Jan 07, 2025 - 02:00pm to 05:36pm EST
Wed, Jan 22, 2025 - 04:00pm to 07:36pm EST
Fri, Feb 14, 2025 - 10:00am to 01:36pm EST
Wed, Feb 26, 2025 - 12:00pm to 03:36pm EST
Sat, Mar 15, 2025 - 02:00pm to 05:36pm EDT
Fri, Mar 28, 2025 - 04:00pm to 07:36pm EDT
Fri, Apr 11, 2025 - 10:00am to 01:36pm EDT
Tue, Apr 29, 2025 - 12:00pm to 03:36pm EDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Advanced Preparation None
Course Developer

Van Der Aa Tax Ed, LLC

Designed For This course provides insight for anyone whose work is subject to supervisory or quality control review. It is also meaningful for professionals who review the work of others. The course emphasizes EQCR of financial statement engagements in the context of public accounting.
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Original Recording Date



Prerequisites Basic working knowledge of financial statement preparation and professional engagement documentation
Date Added to Catalog 3/12/2024

Additional Information

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Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
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Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 2