Surgent's Advanced Concepts in SSARS and Nonattest Services (SAR4)

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Thursday, April 30, 2020

  • 4

Practitioners who provide non-audit services must strike the right balance between complying with relevant professional and regulatory standards while mitigating litigation and other practice management risks. This course contains many best practices for managing the accounting, reporting, and performance issues associated with the attest services of compilations and reviews where reports are issued, as well as the SSARS preparation of financial statements nonattest service.


  • Describe practice management risks associated with SSARS services
  • Properly apply relevant professional standards with regulations for SSARS 21-24 services
  • Avoid peer review and litigation risks in SSARS services
  • Be familiar with the numerous illustrations and examples of practical guidance to implement important key learning points


  • Complete coverage of SSARS No. 21-24 related to Preparation of Financial Statements, Compilations and Reviews
  • Identifying and safeguarding independence threats for issuing attest reports
  • Defining the varying levels of responsibility for accountants providing non-audit services
  • Performing compilations and reviews effectively and efficiently, including developing proper advance expectations for review analytical procedures
  • Properly considering going concern, subsequent events, and other disclosure matters
  • Common issues related to peer reviews, including recurring reporting problems

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Designed For

Anyone who performs or supervises non-audit engagements



Advanced Preparation



4.00 Auditing


Experience with performing non-audit services

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