The AICPA has issued a Statement of Position to address when a practitioner reports under the new 2020 GIPS standards. As the standards were updated, effective Jan. 1, 2020, the AICPA addressed the requirements that practitioners may use. SOPs are not authoritative. However, CPAs who do not follow this SOP would need to show how they meet the requirements of the SSAEs, and the SOP is designed to ensure compliance. The SOP is effective upon issuance.

Statement of Position 20-1: Reporting Pursuant to the 2020 Edition of the Global Investment Performance Standards (January 2020): https://www.aicpa.org/content/dam/aicpa/research/standards/auditattest/downloadabledocuments/202001-sop.pdf

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With over 15 years of experience in the accounting profession, Melisa Galasso designs and facilitates courses in advanced technical accounting and auditing topics, including not-for-profit and governmental accounting. She closely monitors regulatory bodies for changes in auditing and accounting guidance and serves as a subject matter expert in implementing the updated guidance.

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