Auditing Developments – 2021: New SAS Nos. 134-143 and SSAE Nos. 19-22 Covid-19 Reporting Issues (Items 20 and 20E)
The objective of this course is to address the latest developments affecting 2020 and 2021 audit engagements, including the impact of COVID-19 on audit engagements.

Topics include: addressing the auditor’s consideration of the business and economic environment in which the client operates; accounting and auditing engagement issues during COVID-19 including the impact of the pandemic on an entity’s ability to continue as a going-concern; client and employee fraud; specific accounting risks for auditors to consider; limiting auditor’s liability; key audit focus areas during volatile times; lessons from litigation; efficiency engagements to reduce auditor time; various practice issues related to audits; dealing with DOL audits of employee benefit plans; and more.

Additionally, in this course, auditors will learn about the new auditor’s report, auditing estimates and audit evidence guidance found in SAS Nos. 134-143, and the new attestation standards found in SSAE Nos. 19-22.

The course focuses on recalling, recognizing and identifying rules related to auditing standards including new developments pertaining to those standards.

Course Publication Date: May 24, 2021

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active self study membership or all access membership or can be purchased for $160.00!

Author:Steven Fustolo
Course No:AUD-AUDITDEV-6031
Recommended CPE:16.00
Delivery Method:QAS Self Study
Level of Knowledge:Overview
Prerequisites:General understanding of auditing standards
Advanced Preparation:None
Recommended Field of Study:Auditing
Learning Objectives
  • Identify an example of a concentration which might require disclosure.
  • Recall the definition of near term.
  • Identify the net operation loss rules under the CARES Act.
  • Recognize a key characteristic of a multi-employer pension plan.
  • Identify the most obvious approach to account for a PPP loan under GAAP.
  • Recall how an entity should account for PPP loan forgiveness.
  • Identify a scenario in which it would be impracticable for an auditor to attend a physical inventory.
  • Recognize an advantage of remote auditing.
  • Recognize a behavioral trait of most occupational fraudsters.
  • Recognize the difference between fraud and an error.
  • Recall the three conditions of the fraud triangle.
  • Identify common types of financial statement fraud noted by the FBI.
  • Recognize an example of a misappropriation of assets.
  • Identify an additional procedure required to deal with the risk of management override of internal controls.
  • Recognize a factor to consider in evaluating going concern of an entity.
  • Recall how an investment in equity security should be accounted for under GAAP.
  • Recognize the new sales tax rules in the wake of the Wayfair decision.
  • Recognize an example of a coverage ratio.
  • Recall the timeframe within which most lawsuits against auditors occur.
  • Identify a recommendation to tighten up auditor workpapers.
  • Identify a suggestion for an auditor that reduces time and increases audit efficiency.
  • Recognize when negative accounts receivable confirmations should not be used.
  • Identify the form of a comfort letter that would be appropriate for an accountant to make to a lender.
  • Recall the rule for an auditor presenting his or her city and state on the audit report.
  • Identify the rules for an auditor communicating deficiencies found in an audit.
  • Recognize an example of a result that can occur if there is a problem with a DOL employee benefit plan audit.
  • Identify a type of fraudster.
  • Recall the location of certain sections in the auditor’s report.
  • Recognize the categorization of an adverse opinion.
  • Identify a change that SAS No. 136 makes to the limited-scope ERISA audit.
  • Recognize one of the changes made by AU-C 703 to ERISA audits.
  • Recall the reporting requirement when an auditor obtains other information in an audit.
  • Identify a reference that is made in the new definition of materiality.
  • Recognize the definition of certain types of paragraphs made by SAS No. 139.
  • Recognize an example of an attribute of information obtained as audit evidence per SAS No. 142.
  • Identify an attribute of audit evidence referenced in SAS No. 142.
  • Identify how inherent and control risk should be assessed under the SAS No. 143 requirements.
  • Recall the three approaches that an auditor can use to perform further audit procedures required by SAS No. 143.
  • Identify a change made by SSAE No. 19.
  • Recognize one of the four types of engagements within SSAE No. 21’s new definition of attestation engagement.
  • Identify an example of subject matter that is within the scope of SSAE No. 22’s review.

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