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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.

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    SAS No. 131 Issued to Clarify Jurisdictional Issues in Auditor Reporting Requirements

    The Auditing Standards Board has issued SAS No. 131, Amendment to Statement on Auditing Standards No. 122 Section 700, Forming an Opinion and Reporting on Financial Statements (AICPA, Professional Standards, AU-C sec. 700), to clarify the format of the auditor’s report that should be issued when the auditor conducts an audit in accordance the standards of the PCAOB, but the audit is not under the jurisdiction of the PCAOB.

    The amendments are effective for audits of financial statements for periods ending on or after June 15, 2016; however, application of the SAS before the effective date is permitted.

    Access the Executive Summary.

    For more information visit the AICPA's Auditing Clarity Project area.

    Spotlight

    Enhancing Audit Quality - Free Practice Aid
    The AICPA recently launched its Enhancing Audit Quality initiative to assist practitioners in maintaining and improving audit excellence. As part of the initiative, the Institute is pleased to provide an e-version of the Practice Aid Establishing and Maintaining a System of Quality Control for a CPA Firm’s Accounting and Auditing Practice, at no charge.
    FRF for SMEs™ Toolkits
    The AICPA has released several toolkits designed to help implement the FRF for SMEs™ accounting framework:

    Concerns Regarding Comfort Letters
    Increasingly, CPAs are receiving requests from clients, lenders, loan brokers, health insurance providers, adoption agencies, regulators, and various other agencies to confirm client information. The AICPA is here to help and has gathered information in order to assist members.



    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.

    Compilation, Review and Preparation 

    Compilations, reviews 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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