Upcoming Peer Review: Is Your Firm Ready? (SMAA67A)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Registration at 8:00 AM) EST | South Carolina Association of CPAs, Cayce


What does it take to have an effective quality control system that leads you to a clean, unmodified peer review report? Find out how to prepare for your next review and what can be done on a daily basis to create a strong quality control environment for your firm. Identify the most common significant deficiencies that peer reviews uncover and what you can do to prevent them from occurring in your firm. Consider the process for selecting the appropriate peer reviewer and determine the right review year-end for your firm. If you have specialized engagements, such as governmental units, not-for-profit organizations, construction contractors, or employee benefit plans, this course examines the additional issues that may come into play.


  • Recall how to create a firm environment that focuses on quality control.
  • Recognize the basic steps for monitoring and inspections.
  • Recall key considerations related to establishing a quality control system based on the Quality Control Standards.
  • Recognize significant recurring engagement deficiencies and how to prevent them.
  • Identify how to prepare for your next peer review - decisions to make and pulling together the right information.


Standard Registration: $314 SCACPA Members, $414 Non-Members
AICPA Discount: ($30)
Firm Discount: ($15)
Reciprocal Discount: ($100)
Bundle and Save Discount: ($20)

Major Topics

  • What to do between reviews to maintain a quality control environment and continually prepare for the next review
  • Common engagement deficiencies and how to prevent them
  • Selection process-the peer reviewer and the review year-end
  • Quality control standards overview
  • What you need to assemble for your reviewer
  • Peer review wrap-up expectations
  • Solutions to common quality control issues


Course Code:

8.00 Auditing

Field of Study:
Accounting, Auditing


Course Type:


Experience in performing accounting and auditing services

Advanced Preparation:


1300 12th Street, Suite D, Cayce, SC, 29033