2023 FASB SSARS and SAS Update and Review (Item #29 and 29E)
The purpose of this course is to inform the reader of the various changes affecting accounting, compilation and review, and auditing engagements as well as a review and recall of existing standards. Topics include a summary of newly issued FASB statements, new statements issued by the Auditing Standards Board, changes in compilation and review, current and pending developments, practice issues, and more.

Course Publication Date: May 25, 2023

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Author:Steven Fustolo
Course No:ACT-FSS-61093
Recommended CPE:24.00
Delivery Method:QAS Self Study
Level of Knowledge:Update
Prerequisites:Basic understanding of U.S. GAAP, compilation and review, and auditing standards
Advanced Preparation:None
Recommended Field of Study:Accounting (16.00 Recommended CPE)
Auditing (8.00 Recommended CPE)
Learning Objectives
  • Recognize a key change made to GAAP by the new lease standard.
  • Identify a type of lease that exists for a lessee under ASU 2016-02.
  • Recall a type of lease for which the ASU 2016-02 rules do not apply.
  • Identify some of the types of benefits a lessee can obtain from a leased asset.
  • Identify a threshold for a lease term to be considered a major part of an asset’s remaining economic life.
  • Recognize who an entity might not want to use the risk-free rate to compute the present value of lease payments.
  • Identify how a lessee should account for initial direct costs.
  • Recognize items that are and are not components of a lease term.
  • Recall the method a lessee should use to record interest expense on a lease obligation.
  • Identify some types of leases for a lessor.
  • Recall how a lessor should initially account for initial direct costs for a lease in certain instances.
  • Identify how a lessor should account for lease payments received on the income statement for an operating lease.
  • Recall how a lessor should classify certain cash receipts on the statement of cash flows.
  • Recognize how certain existing leases are accounted for on the implementation date of ASU 2016-02.
  • Identify how deferred income taxes will be treated for lessees under ASU 2016-02.
  • Recall the potential impact that the new lease standard might have on a lessee’s EBITDA and debt-equity ratios.
  • Recall the IRS rules as when an entity should and should not capitalize a lease for tax purposes.
  • Recognize some types of concentrations that might require disclosure under the risk and uncertainty rules.
  • Identify the definition of near term.
  • Recall the frequency in which an entity should test goodwill for impairment.
  • Recognize some exit and disposal costs.
  • Recall how to classify business interruption insurance proceeds on the financial statements.
  • Recognize the relationship a change in interest rates has on real estate values.
  • Identify methods that can be used to measure variable consideration revenue.
  • Recognize an example of a construction-type contract.
  • Identify whether the LIFO IPIC approach is acceptable for GAAP.
  • Recall the net operating loss rules.
  • Recognize the type of expense that is the basis for measuring the amount of the ERC.
  • Identify where to present the ERC in the statement of income using the ASC 958 conditional contribution model.
  • Recognize where to present the ERC in the statement of income using the IAS 20 grant model.
  • Identify an action step to be taken to correct the previous presentation and disclosure of an ERC in the statement of income.
  • Recognize the proper presentation of the ERC in a tax-basis statement of income.
  • Recognize a technique that has been attempted to circumvent the SALT deduction limitation.
  • Identify how to account for the PTE tax in an entity’s financial statements.
  • Recognize the requirements for recording deferred state income taxes with respect to the PTE tax election.
  • Identify disclosures that should be made for the PTE tax.
  • Identify some of the eligible expenses related to use of PPP loan proceeds.
  • Recognize approaches to account for PPP loans under GAAP.
  • Recall how to present debt issuance costs on the financial statements.
  • Recognize how to account for PPP loan forgiveness.
  • Recognize how to present a gain on extinguishment on the statement of cash flows.
  • Identify how to treat the forgiveness of a PPP loan for tax purposes.
  • Recognize how the IAS 20 grant approach is used to account for its PPP loan.
  • Recognize actions that impact a CPA’s independence in a PPP loan assistance engagement.
  • Recall some of the rules pertaining to a CPA receiving an agent fee from a PPP loan lender.
  • Identify whether an emphasis-of-matter paragraph may be used in an accountant’s report when there is a forgiveness of a PPP loan.
  • Identify the goal of the FASB’s Disaggregation-Income Statement Expenses project.
  • Recognize one of the characteristics of a multi-employer pension plan.
  • Recognize the impact that life expectancy has on the amount of a pension liability.
  • Identify a concentration of risk that might require disclosure.
  • Identify a particular way in which most marijuana business must operate.
  • Recognize when a state might be able to charge sales tax under the Wayfair decision.
  • Recognize the accounting alternative for leases under common control in ASU 2018-17.
  • Recognize the model that ASU 2016-13 uses to deal with credit losses.
  • Identify how credit losses should be recorded under new ASU 2016-13.
  • Identify some of the disclosures required by ASU 2016-13.
  • Identify an example of an attribute of information obtained as audit evidence.
  • Recognize actions an auditor should perform in evaluating information used as audit evidence.
  • Identify an attribute that affects the reliability of information used as audit evidence.
  • Recall functions on which an auditor can use automated tools and techniques.
  • Identify an example of an accounting estimate related to classes of transactions, account balances and disclosures identified in SAS No. 143.
  • Recognize how inherent and control risks should be assessed in accordance with SAS No. 143.
  • Recognize an example of an inherent risk factor.
  • Identify examples of the approaches that can be performed in assessing the risks of material misstatement from accounting estimates.
  • Recall one of the amendments made to AU-C 501 by SAS No. 145 in connection with using the work of an external inventory-taking firm.
  • Identify some instances in which an auditor may conclude that a specialist’s work is not adequate.
  • Recognize how to perform risk assessment procedures when relying on information obtained from previous experience with an entity.
  • Identify examples of risk assessment procedures to obtain audit evidence in accordance with SAS No. 145.
  • Recognize a new requirement made by SAS No. 145 in connection with assessing inherent risk and control risk in an audit.
  • Identify how an auditor should respond if the auditor does not plan to test the operating effectiveness of an entity’s controls.
  • Recall the date by which an engagement partner must take responsibility for determining that ethical requirements are fulfilled.
  • Identify certain requirements an engagement partner must satisfy in performing an audit engagement.
  • Recognize examples of resources assigned or made available by a firm to support performance of an audit engagement.
  • Recall a possible action that an engagement team may take to mitigate impediments to exercise professional skepticism.
  • Identify when a successor auditor should request management to authorize a predecessor auditor’s response to the successor auditor’s inquiry.
  • Recognize one of the new inquiries a successor auditor should make of a predecessor auditor by SAS No. 147.
  • Recall the extent of a predecessor auditor’s response to a successor auditor’s inquiries when there are certain restrictions on the predecessor auditor.
  • Identify an example of a recently issued auditing standard that SAS No. 148 incorporates into amendments to AU-C 935, Compliance Audits.
  • Recall examples of inherent risk factors related to identifying and assessing risks of material misstatement in a compliance audit.
  • 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 factor to consider in evaluating going concern of an entity.
  • Identify a term used as a benchmark in considering going concern.
  • Identify a suggestion for an auditor reducing time and increasing audit efficiency.
  • Recognize when negative accounts receivable confirmations should not be used.
  • Recognize a behavioral trait of most occupational fraudsters.
  • Identify which party is responsible for determining that engagement team members have appropriate competence and capabilities to perform a SSARS engagement.

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