This session will be an interactive discussion with a Panel of experts with respect to SSARSs engagements including, the Chair of the ARSC, the staff liaison to the ARSC, and the staff liaison to the Technical Issues Committee. The Panelists will walk participants through recently issued SSARS No. 24 and the proposed revisions to SSARSs with respect to materiality in a review engagement, the option of issuing an adverse review conclusion when financial statements are materially and pervasively misstated, and performance and reporting on contractual/regulatory framework financial statements. The Panelists will also discuss the ARSC’s joint project with the Auditing Standards Board to revise standards for agreed-upon procedures engagements as well as frequently asked questions received by the AICPA’s Center for Plain English Accounting.
Participants will learn:
1) The revisions to SSARSs as a result of the issuance of SSARS 24 - specifically with respect to international reporting issues, consideration of going concern in a review engagement, and the use of other accountants in a review engagement
2) Current SSARSs standard setting activities
3) The current status of the ARSC's joint project with the ASB to revise standards for agreed-upon procedures engagements to provide more flexibility to CPAs performing these services
4) The answers to frequently asked questions