Auditor Independence Webinars

Learn the fundamentals, advance your knowledge and stay current with the latest auditor independence rules. Our webinars are tailored to those who need basic, intermediate or advanced knowledge of independence rules and principles. We also offer courses for non-CPA professionals entering the profession for the first time, audit committee members and CPAs needing a refresher course.

We offer several webinars covering the AICPA, SEC/PCAOB, GAO and International (IESBA) independence rules in areas like nonattest services, hot topics (including technology-related services), financial interests, business relationships and improving independence compliance.

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Upcoming

October 28, 2020
1 pm ET

GAO Independence Rules: Nonaudit Services

This webinar provides an overview of the nonaudit services provisions of the 2018 Government Auditing Standards (GAS) or“Yellow Book”.  Primary focus will be on recent revisions to the rules applicable to financial statement preparation and other accounting services, the overarching requirements for performing nonaudit services, including the conceptual framework approach, and documentation needed to support independence evaluations.  

Credits earned:
1.5  CPE credits
Credit Note:
Who should attend:
Professionals employed in auditing firms who need to understand the application of the GAO independence standards
Field of Study:
Regulatory Ethics
Prerequisites:
None
Advanced Preparation:
None
PROGRAM LEVEL:
Overview
Delivery Method:
Group Internet Based
Registration Coming Soon
November 6, 2020
1 pm ET

AICPA Independence: Nonattest Services 2

Designed for professionals building on an existing base of independence knowledge, this webinar uses case studies and illustrations to examine various types of advisory ("nonattest") provided to an attest client services to determine whether they would be permissible under AICPA independence rules. This session will also focus on the application of affiliate rules to services performed for financial statement attest clients.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

 Identify services and activities that create self-review, management participation or

advocacy threats to independence, and

 Apply the conceptual framework to assess whether safeguards adequately reduce threats to

independence.

Credits earned:
1.5  CPE credits
Credit Note:
Who should attend:
CPAs and others who need an in-depth knowledge of the independence rules and their application
Field of Study:
Regulatory Ethics
Prerequisites:
Understanding of AICPA independence rules for performing nonattest services
Advanced Preparation:
None
PROGRAM LEVEL:
Intermediate
Delivery Method:
Group Internet Based
Registration Coming Soon
November 10, 2020
3 pm ET

SEC & PCAOB Independence: Nonaudit Services 1 (SI-NA1)

This webinar introduces you to the SEC and PCAOB independence rules for performing nonaudit services. You’ll learn about the general standard and other elements of SEC Rule 2-01 and the PCAOB rules for providing advisory and tax services, including requirements for communicating with clients’ audit committees about independence.  

After completing this course, you will be able to:  

·        Recognize how the SEC’s general standard of independence applies to nonaudit services, and

·        Identify specific SEC and PCAOB provisions related to the performance of nonaudit services.

Credits earned:
1 CPE credit
Credit Note:
Who should attend:
CPAs and others who need current knowledge of independence requirements when providing nonaudit services to audit client subject to SEC and PCAOB independence rules
Field of Study:
Regulatory Ethics
Prerequisites:
None
Advanced Preparation:
None
PROGRAM LEVEL:
Overview
Delivery Method:
Group Internet Based
Registration Coming Soon
November 19, 2020
3 pm ET

SEC & PCAOB Independence: Nonaudit Services 2 (SI-NA2)

Designed for professionals adding to a base of independence knowledge, this webinar uses case studies and illustrations to examine the permissibility of consulting or tax services under the SEC and PCAOB independence rules.

After completing this course, you will be able to:  

·        Apply the SEC and PCAOB independence rules and related guidance to a(n) advisory or tax engagement, and

·        Identify relevant considerations in evaluating independence under the SEC’s general standard.

Credits earned:
1.5  CPE credits
Credit Note:
Who should attend:
CPAs and others who need current knowledge of the independence requirements for providing nonaudit services to audit clients under SEC and PCAOB rules
Field of Study:
Regulatory Ethics
Prerequisites:
Understanding of the SEC and PCAOB independence rules for performing nonaudit services
Advanced Preparation:
None
PROGRAM LEVEL:
Intermediate
Delivery Method:
Group Internet Based
Registration Coming Soon