Peer Review Communications Archive Page 


     
Issue Date    Topics 
     
2016     

December

   
  • What's New in the Peer Review Program Manual (PRPM) - December 2016 Update
  • REMINDER: Peer Review Guidance Changes Effective January 2017
  • Bookkeeping or Preparation Services?
  • Update on Peer Reviewer Training Courses
  • Upcoming Peer Review Webcast
  • Save the Date - 2017 Peer Review Conference
     

November

 
  • Upcoming Changes approved at the September 27, 2016 Peer Review Board (PRB) Open Session
  • Peer Review Reports and Firm Representation Letter Illustrations
  • REMINDER: Peer Review Guidance Changes Effective January 2017
  • Not Documented, Not Done
  • Recent Inherent Risk Assessment Clarifications to Engagement Checklists New Peer Reviewer Training Courses
  • Upcoming Peer Review Webcast
  • August Reviewer Alert Edit
  • AICPA Releases Free Resource - Competency Framework: Assurance Services
     

October

 

 
  • Upcoming Changes approved at the September 27, 2016 Peer Review Board (PRB) Open Session
  • REMINDER: Peer Review Guidance Changes Effective January 2017
  • New Course on Quality Control- A Firm's System of Quality Control
  • Update on Audits Subject to Government Auditing Standards and Single Audit
  • Regulatory Developments Related to Certain Offerings Exempt from SEC Registration
  • AICPA Enhancing Audit Quality Initiative, Highlights and Progress 2016
  • 2016 PRB Annual Oversight Report
  • Bundle & Save on the Advanced Auditing for Defined Contribution Retirement Plans Course + Exam
  • Peer Review Conference Case Solutions
     


September

 

 
  • Free AICPA Resources on Quality: Revised Quality Control Practice Aid and 7 Key Facts on the FASB's Revenue Recognition Standards
     

August

 

 
  • What's New in the Peer Review Program Manual (PRPM)
  • Additional SSARS21 Considerations - Reporting and Engagement Letters
  • Examples of Matters in Peer Review
  • Frequent Violations in Ethics Investigations
  • Peer Review Conference Evaluation and CPE Transcript
  • Quality Resources for Firms
     


July

 

 
  • What's New in the Peer Review Program Manual (PRPM)
  • Q&A: Quality Control Considerations for System Reviews
  • Peer Review Conference Tip
     
     

June

 
  • What's New in the Peer Review Program Manual (PRPM)
  • Quality Control Policies and Procedures Documentation for Firms
  • Exposure Draft - Allowing Firms with No AICPA Members to Enroll in the AICPA Peer Review Program
  • Spotlight on Audits Subject to Government Auditing Standards and Single Audit
  • Additional Reviewer Ongoing Training Option
  • Peer Review Conference
     

May

 
  • What's New in the Peer Review Program Manual (PRPM)
  • Update regarding Technical Reviewer and RAB Training
  • SEC Independence
  • Summary of Recent PCAOB Staff Inspection Briefs
  • Update on Quality Control Materials (QCM) Reports Used in Peer Reviews
  • Upcoming Events
     

April

 

 

 
  • PRPM to Remain on Peer Review Website, including Team/Review Captain Packages
  • Reviewer Training Update: Upcoming Offerings
  • Lessons Learned from Enhanced Oversight - Audit Documentation
  • Department of Labor (DOL) Communications to Firms
  • Upcoming Events
     

February

 

 
  • What's New in the Peer Review Program Manual (PRPM)?
  • Evolution of Peer Review Administration
  • Upcoming Events: Save the Date for the 2016 Peer Review Conference
     

January

 
  • What's New in the Peer Review Program Manual (PRPM)
  • More News on the PRPM Transition to OPL
  • Reminder: Comments due on Exposure Draft by 1/31/16
  • Becoming an AICPA Peer Review Team or Review Captain - Pilot Testers Needed
  • Procedure for Submitting a Request for an Exception to the Reviewer Qualifications
  • Upcoming Events: 2016 Peer Review Conference
     
 
 2015    
     

 December

 
  • What's New in the Peer Review Program Manual (PRPM)
  • Broker Dealer and Future Commission Merchants Resources
  • REMINDER: Exposure Draft - Improving Transparency and Effectiveness of Peer Review
  • Impact on Independence of Non-Audit Services in Audits subject to Government Auditing Standards
     

 November

 
  • What's New in the Peer Review Program Manual (PRPM)
  • Error in October 2015 Practice Aids in OPL
  • REMINDER: for Users of the AICPA Peer Review Program Manual, including Team/Review Captain Packages
  • Peer Review Considerations from the PCAOB Staff Inspection Brief
  • Documentation Retention Reminder
  • Reviewer Training and Reviewer Qualification Update
  • Upcoming Peer Review Webcasts
     

 October

 
  • What's New in the Peer Review Program Manual (PRPM)
  • AICPA Governmental Auditing Competency Framework
  • Upcoming Peer Review Webcasts
  • Reminder: Peer Review Conference Online Evaluation and CPE Certificate
     

 September

 
  • Update on Revisions to the Education Framework
  • Identifying Industries on the Online MFC Form
  • Free 90 Day Trial of PRPM on Online Professional Library (OPL)
  • TIPS for Using the PRPM in OPL to Perform a Peer Review
  • Selection of Preparation Engagements in a System Review
  • Invigorate the Focus on Quality Toolkit
  • Upcoming Peer Review Webcasts
  • Governmental Auditing Learning Resources Available on the AICPA | CIMA Competency and Learning Website
     

 August

 
  • What's New in the Peer Review Program Manual (PRPM)
  • Reminder: Peer Review Conference Online Evaluation and CPE Certificate
     

 July

 
  • Appropriate Firm Response to SEC Independence Violation on Broker Dealer Audit
  • Procedural Clarifications for Verification on Firm and Individual Licenses in an Engagement Review
  • Examples of Matters in Peer Review
  • Updates for Users of the AICPA Peer Review Program Manual, including Team/Review Captain Packages
  • Save the Dates - Webinar
     

 June

 
  • Instructions to Search the Federal Audit Clearinghouse Website
  • Reviewer Performance, Disagreements and Qualifications Changes
  • AICPA Peer Review Program Manual
  • Save the Dates - Webinars and Conference
     

 May

 
  • Recent Guidance on Disclosures of Uncertain Tax Positions
  • AICPA Peer Review Program Manual Update
  • Save the Dates - Webinars and Conference
     

 April

 
  • Update Regarding Referrals from Regulatory, Monitoring or Enforcement Bodies
  • Examples of Matters in Peer Reviews
  • Dating of Peer Review Documents
  • AICPA Peer Review Program Manual Update
  • Update on PCAOB Report on Broker Dealer Deficiencies
  • Yellow Book Independence
  • Save the Dates - Webinars and Conference
     

 March

 
  • AICPA Peer Review Program Manual Update
  • Update on Preparation Engagements and SSARS No. 21
  • Enhancing Audit Quality - Peer Review Focus Area Updates
     

 February

 
  •  Additional Information for the Review of Engagements Subject to SSARS No. 21
     

 January

 
  • Identifying Information Included on Electronic Matter for Further Consideration (MFC) Forms
  • AICPA Peer Review Program Manual Update
  • Upcoming AICPA Peer Review Program Manual Updates and the Launch of Manual Content in the Online Professional Library
  • Update on Attest Engagement Profile Supplement
     
 
2014

 December

 
  • Listing your firm on AICPA's Firm on Firm Directory
  • January 2015 AICPA Peer Review Program Manual Update
  • Supplement to Attest Engagement Profiles
  • PCAOB and SEC Independence Violations
  • Save the Dates - Upcoming Webcast Rebroadcast and Conference
     

 November

   
  • Evaluation of Population Completeness
  • Replacement Reviews
  • Independence Alert
     

 October

 
  • Reminder: Enhancing Audit Quality (EAQ) Discussion Paper Comments Due November 7, 2014
  • System of Quality Control Practice Aids - Available for Free Download
  • Standards Tracker - Quick Reference to Professional Standards Changes
  • Online MFC Forms - Complete on Firm's Behalf
  • Peer Reviews of Firms that Audit Broker-Dealers, Including Non-Carrying Broker-Dealers
  • Save the Date for upcoming webinar on November 17, 2014: Sufficiency of Audit Evidence - a Peer Review Focus
     

 August

 
  • Replacement Review Considerations When Peer Review Documents are Recalled (Impact to reviewer independence, consideration of prior FFCs and deficiencies, identification of repeats, consecutive pass with deficiencies or fail reports)
  • Instructions to search the Department of Labor's EFAST2 website
  • Tool Available to Assist Reviewers in Complying with Enhanced Guidance on Quality Control Materials (QCM) Used by a Reviewed Firm
  • AICPA Releases Enhancing Audit Quality (EAQ) Discussion Paper
     

 July

 
  • Evaluating Systems of Quality Control
  • Examples of Matters in Peer Reviews
  • Online MFC Updates
     

 June

 
  • Replacement Review Considerations When a Peer Review Documents are Recalled (Impact to reviewer independence, engagements performed under Government Auditing Standards and the firm's system of quality control)
  • Save the Date - Upcoming Webcasts and Conferences
     

 May

 
  • Enhancing Quality - What Can You Be Doing Now?
  • Firm Representations
  • Updates to SEC and CFTC Regulations and Related Audit and Attestation Reports of Brokers and Dealers and Futures Commission Merchants, Including Those That Are Dually-Registered
  • Examples of Peer Review Matters
  • Online MFC Updates
  • Save The Dates - Upcoming Webcast and Conference
     

 April

 
  • Interpretation 101-3, Nonattest Services: What a Peer Reviewer Should Know
  • Now is the Time for Peer Reviewers to Understand Implementation Issues Associated with the GASB's New Pension Standards
  • Reminder of April 2014 Peer Review Program Manual
  • Functional Updates to Sections 4800, 4900 and 6300 of the Peer Review Program Manual
  • Peer Review Webcasts and Conference Save the Dates
     

 March

 
  •  AICPA Peer Review Program Manual Update
     

 February

 
  • Common Matters Identified During Peer Review
  • SRM Statistics When Audits are Incomplete
  • Save the Date - 2014 Peer Review Conference
     
     




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