Practical Insights for Today's Accounting Professional

  • Monday, October 19, 2020

    8:00am – 4:01pm
  • 8
    Auditing, Regulatory Ethics (not DE Ethics)

CPAs operating in today's business climate are weathering a storm of major updates in professional standards. This course will provide useful tools, practical applications and strategies to implement in your accounting practice. We will cut through complicated jargon of professional standards to reveal plan-English insights. We will first tackle the topic of ethics and explore practical new insights from the AICPA's Code of Professional Conduct. We will then focus on tools to enhance your audit and review engagements using analytical procedure applications and data analysis tools. Then to wrap up the day, we will apply accounting and auditing concepts with a technical review challenge case study where you become the concurring reviewer for a financial statement engagement.


  • Understand real-world ethical insights from the AICPA's Code of Professional Conduct
  • Design, implement, and understand the AICPA's guidance for utilizing analytical procedures for professional engagements
  • Better understand how to use data analytics in public accounting engagements
  • Apply new insights into financial statement engagements


  • AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • Discussion of analytical procedures in audit and review engagements, with practical examples
  • The order of operations for accomplishing analytical procedures
  • Exploration of new tools and client engagement techniques using data analytics
  • Introduction of popular software tools
  • Examination of the AICPA's five-step approach  for data analytics
  • Technical Review Challenge: Case study analysis of where participants become the engagement quality control reviewer

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Designed For

CPAs in public practice and members in industry.



Advanced Preparation



Basic working knowledge of audit, review, and compilation engagements, and a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

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