Reviewer Alert


This communication is designed to focus your attention on current issues to assist you in more effectively performing your peer reviews and enhancing the quality of the work performed by your peer review clients. The information contained herein has not been approved by the AICPA Peer Review Board and thus does not constitute "other guidance" as defined in the AICPA Standards for Performing and Reporting on Peer Reviews.

Please check the most recent edition of the Reviewer Alert for updated training dates.



  • May Peer Review Board Meeting Update
  • Updates on Peer Review Educational Offerings
  • Quick Hits


  • Extensions
  • 2020 Peer Review Conference


  • What’s New in the PRPM – April 2020 Update
  • Upcoming Webcasts


  • Coronavirus Impact on Peer Review
  • Offsite System Reviews
  • Extension Requests
  • Reviewer Training


  • Annual PRI Requirement Delayed
  • REVISED: Fall 2019 PR Prompts Newsletter
  • January Peer Review Board Meeting Update
  • Do You Have Reviewer Performance Feedback?
  • Quick Hits



  • What’s New in the Peer Review Program Manual (PRPM) – October 2019 Update
  • Printing Errors with Excel Version of April 2019 SRM 
  • Single Audits - OMB Issues Corrected 2019 Compliance Supplement
  • Quality Control Materials (QCM) Reviews and QCM Examinations Used in Peer Reviews
  • Pre-Issuance Reviews and Their Impact to a Reviewer’s Independence
  • PRIMA Enhancements in Late 2019
  • Quick Hits


  • What’s New in the PRPM
  • Analytical Procedures in a Review Engagement
  • Is Your Firm a Member of an Association of Firms?
  • Engagements Subject to SEC Independence Rules
  • Tips for Completing Your MFCs
  • Reminder – Firm training required by RABs
  • Aug. 8 webcast: Methodology providers address risk assessment
  • Quick Hits


  • What’s New in the Peer Review Program Manual (PRPM) – April 2019 Update
  • Enhancements to the Reviewer Search and Reviewer Resume
  • Avoid Overdue Notices with some Helpful Tips!
  • Guidance for Findings Related to Monitoring
  • New Yellow Book/GAS Quality Control Checklist!
  • Quick Hits
  • Risk Assessment for Peer Reviewers FAQ


  • Upcoming IAASB Quality Management Webcasts


  • Yellow Book Independence – Peer Review Perspective
  • Nonconforming Engagement Representation in a Firm’s Representation Letter
  • Update on Quality Control Materials (QCM) Reports Used in Peer Reviews
  • Peer Review Technical Staff Update 



  • PRIMA Reviewer Ineligibility Checks
  • 2018 OMB Compliance Supplement: GAQC Resources Available
  • Risk Assessment resources for your Peer Review clients
  • Online Peer Reviewer Training Courses Are Available
  • Save the Date – 2019 Peer Review Conference and How To course


  • Say so long to risky risk assessments
  • 2018 Peer Review Conference FAQs now available
  • Save the Date – 2019 Peer Review Conference and How To Course
  • Employee Benefit Plans Accounting, Auditing and Regulatory Update


  • Revisions Made to September Reviewer Alert Article New Guidance on the Evaluation of Non-compliance with the Risk Assessment Standards and its Impact to the Peer Review
  • Enhanced Oversight Risk Assessment Documentation Focus
  • Do your peer review clients use PPC checklists?

September – Supplemental Edition

  • What’s New in the Peer Review Program Manual (PRPM) – September 2018 Update
  • What’s New in PRP Section 20,700 Employee Benefit Plan Audit Engagement Checklist
  • Reminders on How to Access the PRPM, including Team/Review Captain Packages
  • Register for the Risk Assessment for Peer Reviewers Webinar Rebroadcast
  • Register for the 2018 RAB Member Training
  • TIPS for Using the PRPM in OPL


  • New Guidance on the Evaluation of Non-compliance with the Risk Assessment Standard and its Peer Review Impact
  • 2018 Yellow Book Released!  
  • New Functionality Added to PRIMA 
  • Effective Date of Data Hosting Services Interpretation Delayed   
  • Begin your path to distinction with an Employee Benefit Plans Audit Certificate
  • Our advantage is your success. Single Audit Certificates that help you excel.
  • Save the Date for 2018 RAB Member Training


  • Nonattest Services
  • Restructured PRP Section 21,300 SEC-Registered Broker-Dealer Audit and Attest Engagement Checklist
  • Enhancing Audit Quality Mid-Year Report: See the profession’s progress
  • Infographic: The four most common risk assessment violations


  • What’s new in the Peer Review Program Manual (PRPM) – June 2018 update
  • Engagements Subject to Government Auditing Standards and Single Audit Requirements
  • Data hosting as a nonattest service
  • June 2018 PRIMA enhancements
  • Save the date for the 2018 Peer Review conference and how to course

June Governmental

  • Consideration of Yellow Book Independence in Peer Review
  • Compliance Audits Below the Single Audit Threshold
  • Single Audit Documentation
  • Identifying High-Risk Type B Programs
  • Addition of a New Program to an Other Cluster
  • 2018 Compliance Supplement Now Available!
  • Defined Benefit Pension Peer Reviewer Considerations
  • Additional Resources and Tools for Reviewers and Auditors


  • What’s new in the Peer Review Program Manual (PRPM) – May 2018 update
  • Professional Ethics Executive Committee (PEEC) – Proposed revised interpretation
  • New guide to Audit Data Analytics (ADA) and free mapping tool
  • Save the date – Peer Review conference and how to course


  • Reviewer Resumes
  • Summary of Engagement Code Revisions