Peer Review For CPA Firms
The AICPA Bylaws state that if you are an AICPA member active in the practice of public accounting, you must be associated with a firm that participates in an AICPA-approved practice-monitoring program if the firm performs services within the scope of the peer review standards and issues reports in accordance with AICPA professional standards.
Choose a link below to access peer review information tailored to meet your firm's needs.
Access PRIMA. The Peer Review Integrated Management Application (PRIMA) replaced the old system in 2017. If you’re unsure where to begin, check out Getting Started in PRIMA or access more information on PRIMA.
Enhanced Reviewer Search
We improved the Reviewer Search so that you can select a reviewer who has indicated they are willing to perform consulting services, such as pre- or post-issuance reviews.
Access the Reviewer Search.
Enhance the Quality of Your Peer Review
Learn About Peer Review and Earn CPE
- Prepare for your next peer review by attending the Are You Ready for Your Peer Review? webcast, which will be held on May 13 from 1pm-4pm ET. Can’t attend on that day? Check back for information on the on-demand version of this course that will be available mid-2020.
- Is your firm undergoing a system review? Learn more about what your peer reviewer will be looking for when evaluating your system of quality control by taking the on-demand eight-hour course titled A Firm’s System of Quality Control.
Quality Resources for Firms
- Access the Free Invigorate the Focus on Quality Toolkit
- Free Archive (no CPE) of Surviving the Deep Dive – A Closer Look at the Peer Review Focus Areas
- Free Archive (no CPE) of Drive Your Competitive Edge with Audit Quality
- Free Guide to Selecting a Quality Reviewer
- Free Examples of Matters in Peer Reviews webpage
- Additional Enhancing Audit Quality Resources
Read more on How to Choose QCM Materials for Your CPA Firm:
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Other Resources for CPA Firms
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Related Updates & Resources:
- Your peer review has been extended - now what?
- 6-month delay granted for peer reviews
- Peer Review Automatic Extensions Q&A
- Reviewer Alerts
Rules of Procedures for Terminations of Firms with AICPA Members
If a firm's Peer Review has commenced, a firm may be terminated for non-cooperation. For more details, please see the rules of procedures below.
Peer Review Compliance and Completeness:
The AICPA Peer Review Board passed guidance that could impact your firm's enrollment in the peer review program, compliance with regulatory requirements, and result in possible referral to the AICPA Professionals Ethics Division. Read the FAQ for more information.
Does your firm perform audits of broker dealers? For more information, refer to:
- Information for Firms that Perform Broker-Dealer Audits or Attestation Engagements
- Broker-Dealer Engagements: Peer Review Implications
Do You Know if You're Subject to SEC Independence Rules?
- If your firm performs audits or attestation engagements for entities that are subject to regulatory requirements, you may be subject to SEC Independence Rules.
- Some examples have been compiled to assist you in identifying if you may be subject to SEC Independence Rules. For more information, click here.