Knoxville Account Fest: Guide and Update to Compilations, Reviews, and Preparations

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Description

Specifically designed for preparation, compilation, and review practitioners, this course will provide you with a comprehensive review and hands-on application for performing financial statement preparation, compilation, and review engagements. You will learn the ins and outs of applying SSARS No. 21, Clarification and Recodification, as well as the additional guidance related to SSARS engagements through the issuance of SSARS Nos. 22-25 by the ARSC. The course will also review recent peer review feedback on SSARS engagements, providing insights on how to successfully apply this guidance. Not only will this course bring you up to date on SSARSs requirements and guidance, but more importantly, it will provide you with practical examples and illustrations to help you effectively and efficiently perform compilation, preparation and review engagements.

Credits

Number of Credits Type of Credits
4.00 Auditing

Designed For

Accounting practitioners and their staff performing and managing compilation, preparation, and review engagement services

Prerequisites

Experience in performing and managing compilation, preparation, and review engagements

Highlights

  • SSARS No. 21, Clarification and Recodification, and updates to SSARS No. 21 due to the issuance of SSARS No. 23, Omnibus Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services
  • SSARS No. 24, Omnibus Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services - 2018
  • SSARS No. 22, Compilation of Pro Forma Financial Information
  • Comprehensive sample engagement work programs for every level of SSARS No. 21 service
  • Complete illustrations of engagement letters, management representation letter, reporting and other required communications for every level of SSARS No. 21 service
  • Quality issues related to SSARS No. 21 engagements
  • Proposed changes to the SSARS

Objectives

  • Understand and apply SSARS No. 21, Clarification and Recodification
  • Be familiar with changes due to the issuance of SSARS Nos. 22, 23 and 24
  • Be familiar with preparation, compilation, and review program examples
  • Be aware of the most recent reports and other required communications

Prices

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$169.00
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$219.00
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Non-Member
$244.00
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Instructors

Thomas Newell, CPA

Thomas E. Newell, Jr. (Tom) is a shareholder in the firm of Newell & Newell, P.C., which is located in Columbus, GA. Tom started the firm with his wife, Silvia Newell, CPA in 1986. Prior to that, his public accounting experience included both local firms and international firms.

Tom has performed hundreds of peer reviews and has been involved with the peer review program since 1989. Tom served on the Georgia Society (GSCPA) peer review committees from 1989 to 1993. In 1993, he was selected to be one of the technical reviewers for the Georgia Society Peer Review Program and served for nine years. During his time as technical reviewer, Tom worked with the GSCPA to move the peer review committee from in-person to online meetings. Tom has also served several years on the accounting and auditing committee at the Georgia Society.

Tom has been a presenter at conferences and CPE courses for over 30 years. He has been a frequent presenter for the Georgia Society of CPAs at the Southeastern Accounting Show, Tax Forum (A&A topics), and the Accounting Institute. Tom is also a discussion leader for various continuing education courses on A&A topics for other state societies. He has made presentations at Fortune 500 companies and several government agencies on accounting and auditing, internal controls, and cybersecurity. As a presenter, Tom has been described as a dynamic speaker who is able to take a boring topic (accounting and auditing) and make it interesting.

He was awarded the Surgent Outstanding Discussion Leader Award in 2015, 2016, and 2018, as a result of these skills. Tom was recognized in 2018 by the AICPA as an Outstanding Facilitator for his consistently high evaluations of knowledge and presentation skills. As the world of presentations has been changing, Tom has been a champion of moving to virtual presentations. He was involved in the early years of simulcasting by various state CPA societies, as well as the recording of video and audio self-study courses. Tom is now prepared for the next wave of change toward the totally virtual classroom that simulates a true live classroom experience.

Tom graduated cum laude from Georgia Southwestern College in Americus, GA in 1980.

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