Surgent’s Focus on Engagement Quality: How to Avoid Deficiencies in Peer Reviews (SSAA606/23)

By |2022-06-10T00:11:21-04:00June 30th, 2023||

With the AICPA's heightened focus on enhancing audit quality, increased oversight of the peer review process and the auditor's overall responsibility to provide high quality services, the focus on compliance with professional standards has never been...

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Surgent’s A Practical Guide to Auditing Cash and Cash Equivalents (SSAA572/23)

By |2022-06-10T00:11:22-04:00June 30th, 2023||

Cash and cash equivalents tend to be one of the first areas assigned to new auditors since it tends to be straightforward with less complexity and risk as other areas. In addition, there is little subjectivity involved and persuasive audit evidence ...

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Surgent’s The Role of the Whistle-Blower (SSAA612/23)

By |2022-06-10T00:21:04-04:00June 30th, 2023||

Whistle-blowers play an important role in fraud detection and prevention. This course will review historical financial whistle-blowers and they role they play in organizations, as well as explore whistle-blower myths. It includes a conversation with...

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Surgent’s Audit Documentation Requirements (SSAA575/23)

By |2022-06-10T00:21:08-04:00June 30th, 2023||

Audit documentation provides evidence that the audit was planned and performed in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) as well as applicable legal and regulatory requirements. It also serves a number of other purposes such as ...

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Surgent’s Accounting and Auditing Revenue (SSAA588/23)

By |2022-06-10T00:18:09-04:00June 30th, 2023||

Revenue is often one of the largest and most significant line items in a company's financial statements. It is also the line item that is most susceptible to fraud. Further, all companies reporting under U.S. GAAP have either recently completed or ar...

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Surgent’s Auditing Accounts Receivable: An Overview (SSAA576/23)

By |2022-06-10T00:17:56-04:00June 30th, 2023||

Accounts receivable tends to carry higher risk of material misstatement due to the complexity and subjectivity involved with recognition, measure, and valuation. In addition, revenue recognition is presumed to be a significant fraud risk. This module...

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Surgent’s Performing a Preparation Engagement Under AR-C Section 70 (SSAA627/23)

By |2022-06-10T00:18:01-04:00June 30th, 2023||

Be the go-to person for financial statement preparation engagements. Specifically designed for preparation practitioners and their staff, this course will provide you with a hands-on application for performing preparation engagements under AR-C Secti...

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Surgent’s Guide and Update to Compilations, Reviews, and Preparations (SSAA601/23)

By |2022-06-10T00:18:18-04:00June 30th, 2023||

Specifically designed for compilation, preparation, and review practitioners and their staff, this course will provide you with an overview, update, and hands-on application for performing compilation, preparation, and review engagements. You will le...

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Surgent’s Fraud Basics: Protecting the Company Till (SSAA603/23)

By |2022-06-10T00:19:01-04:00June 30th, 2023||

Our focus is to reduce the overall risk of fraud. To that end, this course focuses on what factors contribute to turning honest employees into schemers. Discussion will include integrity and ethics, as well as how people may react in certain situatio...

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Surgent’s Annual Accounting and Auditing Update (SSAA508/23)

By |2022-06-10T00:20:07-04:00June 30th, 2023||

Designed for accounting and attestation practitioners at all levels in both public accounting and business and industry, this course provides a comprehensive review of recent standard setting activities of the FASB and AICPA. In addition to providing...

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Surgent’s Essentials Of Audit Sampling (SSAA578/23)

By |2022-06-10T00:20:08-04:00June 30th, 2023||

When performing an audit, an auditor bases his/her opinion about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement on a variety of tests on the underlying account balances and classes of transactions. Some balances, such as debt, m...

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Surgent’s Performing Inventory Observations (SSAA577/23)

By |2022-06-10T00:20:09-04:00June 30th, 2023||

Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) states that if inventory is material to the financial statements, the auditor should generally obtain evidence regarding the existence and condition of inventory by attending the entity's physical inventor...

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Surgent’s Internal Controls, COSO, and COVID-19 (SSAA622/23)

By |2022-06-10T00:20:11-04:00June 30th, 2023||

Companies that fall victim to fraud schemes need to reassess internal controls in order to prevent future fraudulent activity. In this course, we will review the 18 most prevalent internal controls that should be present (as well as designed and oper...

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Surgent’s Surging Auditors: Professional Skeptic (SSAA671/23)

By |2022-06-23T00:07:06-04:00June 30th, 2023||

During this interactive game, participants play the role of an auditor collecting information, making inquiries, and documenting findings around the audit of Home Décor and More. They develop professional skepticism skills as they analyze data obtai...

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Surgent’s Update on the AICPA’s Enhancing Audit Quality Initiative (SSAA607/23)

By |2022-06-10T00:17:19-04:00June 30th, 2023||

Quality should be the primary focus of all engagements. Since initiating its Enhancing Engagement Quality initiative in 2014, the AICPA has been using its peer review program as a way to assess the improvement in engagement quality.In this course, we...

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Surgent’s Preparation and Compilation Engagements Under the SSARS (SSAA625/23)

By |2022-06-10T00:13:47-04:00June 30th, 2023||

Be the go-to person on compilation and financial statement preparation engagements. Specifically designed for preparation and compilation practitioners and their staff, this course will provide you with a hands-on application for performing preparati...

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Surgent’s IA Module 8 — The Internal Audit (IA) Activity Quality/Excellence Continuum! (SSAA621/23)

By |2022-06-10T00:17:23-04:00June 30th, 2023||

A commitment to excellence requires dedication toward self-improvement in whatever endeavor we choose, including being Internal Audit (IA) professionals. Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi once said: "The quality of a person's life is in direct ...

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Surgent’s Compilation and Review Overview (SSAA600/23)

By |2022-06-10T00:13:53-04:00June 30th, 2023||

Specifically designed for practitioners and their staff wanting an overview of compilation and review engagements, this course will introduce you to the objectives of compilation and review engagements, SSARS No. 21, Clarification and Recodification,...

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Surgent’s Effective Techniques for Auditing Contingencies and Going Concern (SSAA584/23)

By |2022-06-10T00:17:30-04:00June 30th, 2023||

In these rapidly changing times, an entity may experience significant uncertainties. This is especially true at this time due to issues entities have experienced as a result of the pandemic declared in March 2020 which are still ongoing for many. N...

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