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The Financial Reporting Center helps CPAs meet the challenges of providing high quality financial reporting. Whether you are a financial statement preparer or a member in public practice, this center provides resources for the entire financial reporting process providing you the information you need to know when you need it.

The AICPA has developed the AICPA Competency Framework: Assurance Services designed to help CPAs understand the knowledge and skills necessary to perform high-quality audit, attestation, review, compilation and preparation engagements. The framework is underpinned by the need for objectivity, integrity and ethical behavior and includes a commitment to continuously acquire new skills and knowledge.

The AICPA and CIMA also previously developed the CGMA Competency Framework designed to help management accountants and their employers understand the knowledge requirements and assess the skills needed for both current and desired roles.

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ARSC Issues Omnibus SSARS to Amend AR-C Sections

The AICPA’s Accounting and Review Services Committee has issued Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS) No. 23, Omnibus Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services—2016, to amend AR-C section 60, General Principles for Engagements Performed in Accordance With Statements on Accounting and Review Services; AR-C section 70, Preparation of Financial Statements; AR-C section 80, Compilation Engagements; and AR-C section 90, Review of Financial Statements (AICPA, Professional Standards). The most significant amendments result SSARSs being applicable to engagements performed on certain subject matter other than financial statements. Preparation of financial statements and compilation of prospective financial information are now covered by AR-C sections 70 and 80, respectively. SSARS No. 23 is effective upon issuance except for the amendments to AR-C sections 70 and 80 with respect to prospective financial information that are effective for prospective financial information prepared on or and after May 1, 2017, and for compilation reports on prospective financial information dated on or after May 1, 2017, respectively.

Accounting & Financial Reporting 

CPAs are facing unprecedented changes in financial reporting. Transactions are more complex; economic and regulatory forces demand higher-quality reporting; and FASB convergence efforts propose major changes to U.S. GAAP. Stay up to date through these resources.

Review, Compilation and Preparation 

Review, compilation and preparation services represent a large portion of many small and medium size firms’ services. Ensure you have the resources needed to execute these engagements.

 

AICPA TV 

This two-minute video highlights the features and benefits of the AICPA's Financial Reporting Framework for Small- and Medium-Sized Entities.

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Audit & Attest 

Keeping up with accounting and attest standards consistently ranks as a top member need. Let us help with these resources.

Key differences exist between the resources available on the Financial Reporting Center for audits, compilations and reviews. The AICPA has developed a comparative overview of the distinctions for when your clients have questions about the levels of services.

Assurance & Advisory 

The Assurance Services Executive Committee addresses the needs of CPAs who prepare or attest to information not covered by other authoritative standards.

 

Industry Insights

Knowing you need information specific to your industry or your clients' industries, Industry Insights provides financial reporting information for topics important to your industry.
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