The Newest Thing in Compilation & Review: Practical Approaches to Performing Efficient and Effective Engagements

Course Details


Wednesday, March 27, 2019

5:30am – 9:00am
(Registration: 5:00am)

Field of Study


Course Number


CPE Credit

4.0 hours CPE credit

Level of Knowledge



CalCPA Education Foundation


Familiarity with SSARS and the performance of SSARS engagements.


Receive an update to some of the key issues involved in performing preparation, compilation, and review engagements in accordance with SSARS, including the areas cited most frequently as creating problems for practitioners.

Review all of the changes to SSARS within the last couple of years as well as changes to the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct (Code) and the Quality Control Standards.

Many practitioners have not incorporated all of the changes that resulted from SSARS #21 and the changes to the code that were directly related.  In particular, changes were made in respect to independence when performing nonattest services for attest clients. Additionally, even though independence is not required for a preparation engagement, many practitioners overlook the implications of performing a preparation engagement on other engagements that may be performed for the same client.

Materials are provided as an ebook.


  • SSARS #21, 22 and 23
  • Relevant changes to the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and the Quality Control Standards
  • Performing efficient and effective engagements in accordance with SSARS


  • Review recent changes to SSARS and their effects on the performance of services.
  • Determining when independence is required and how to make certain it is not impaired.
  • Identifying when the practitioner should perform a compilation, a preparation engagement, or a bookkeeping engagement when submitting financial statements to a client.
  • Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of engagements related to unaudited financial statements.


Designed For

CPAs, auditors and financial professionals.

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Course Pricing

Member Fee

Applicable if you are a HSCPA member in good standing.

Non-Member Fee

Applicable if you are not a HSCPA member.

Your Price $188.00

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