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LIVE WEBINARPerforming an audit during the coronavirus: Best practices (2 hrs)

In this webinar, we will first examine how the coronavirus has disrupted the ways in which auditors traditionally gather evidence such as the use of inquiry, inspection, and observation (CAS 500).  For example, how do we gather evidence for the assertions of existence and valuation of inventory if the auditor is not able to observe test counts because of the coronavirus.

It is not hyperbole to say that this is the most challenging time to conduct an audit in our profession’s history. Our ability to communicate with our teams and clients has been complicated by social distancing and working remotely.  The consequence for our profession is a need to reexamine how we plan and conduct the audit for many of our clients as the same as last year (SALY) approach may be inefficient and impractical because of the pandemic.  Also, there may be increased fraud and significant risk factors to your audit clients resulting from the negative economic consequences of the pandemic.

In this webinar, we will examine key areas of the Canadian Audit Standards and provide alternative ways of gathering evidence that may be more efficient and reliable during the pandemic.  We will also provide best practices to help auditors communicate with their teams and clients.


ON DEMAND (NEW)Performing audits during Covid-19 (2.5 hrs) – $70

Course overview

It is not hyperbole to say that this is the most challenging time to conduct an audit in our profession’s history. Our ability to communicate with our teams and clients has been complicated by social distancing and working remotely.  The consequence for our profession is a need to re-examine how we plan and conduct the audit for many of our clients as the same as last year (SALY) approach may be inefficient and impractical because of the pandemic.  Also, there may be increased fraud and significant risk factors to your audit clients resulting from the negative economic consequences of the pandemic.

In this video learning course, we will first examine how the coronavirus has disrupted the ways in which auditors traditionally gather evidence such as the use of inquiry, inspection, and observation (CAS 500).  For example, how do we gather evidence for the assertions of existence and valuation of inventory if the auditor is not able to observe test counts because of the coronavirus.

We will examine key areas of the Canadian Audit Standards and provide alternative ways of gathering evidence that may be more efficient and reliable during the pandemic.  We will also provide best practices to help auditors communicate with their teams and clients.

Learning objectives:

  1. Identifying the challenges to gathering audit evidence during the pandemic
  2. Identifying the benefits to re-evaluating the prior year’s audit approach for a client
  3. Understand the options that the Canadian Auditing Standards provide auditors to testing accounts and assertions.
  4. Understanding how to effectively communicate with the audit team and client virtually

2.5 hrs of verifiable CPD (Certificate will be provided upon course completion)

ON DEMAND (NEW)Performing reviews and compilations during Covid-19 (2.0hrs) – $65

Course overview

In this video learning course, we will first examine how the coronavirus has disrupted the ways in which review and compilation engagements are conducted. For example, inquiry (per the Canadian Standard on Review Engagements 2400 par.5) is a primary way to obtain sufficient appropriate evidence for a review engagement. However, our ability to communicate with our clients has been complicated by social distancing and working remotely. Also, Canadian Standards on Related Services (CSRS) 4200 will be replacing Compilation Standards 9200. This new standard contains increased demands for documentation that will require more communication with clients.

The consequence for our profession is a need to re-examine how we plan and conduct the reviews and compilations for many of our clients as the same as last year (SALY) approach may be inefficient and impractical because of the pandemic.

We will examine key areas of the Canadian Standard on Review Engagements (CSRE) 2400 and provide alternative ways of gathering evidence that may be more efficient and reliable during the pandemic. We will examine CSRS 4200 to help practitioners prepare for the changes. We will also provide best practices to help practitioners communicate with their teams and clients.

Learning objectives:

  1. Identifying the challenges to gathering evidence for review engagements during the pandemic
  2. Understand the options that CSRE 2400 provide in gathering evidence
  3. Identifying key changes to CSRS 4200 compared to s.9100
  4. Understanding how to effectively communicate with the engagement team and client virtually

2.0 hrs of verifiable CPD (Certificate will be provided upon course completion)

LIVE WEBINARPerforming reviews and compilations during the coronavirus: Best practices (1 hr)

In this webinar, we will first examine how the coronavirus has disrupted the ways in which review and compilation engagements are conducted.  For example, inquiry (per the Canadian Standard on Review Engagements 2400 par.5) is a primary way to obtain sufficient appropriate evidence for a review engagement. However, our ability to communicate with our clients has been complicated by social distancing and working remotely.  Also, Canadian Standards on Related Services (CSRS) 4200 will be replacing Compilation Standards 9200.  This new standard contains increased demands for documentation that will require more communication with clients.

The consequence for our profession is a need to reexamine how we plan and conduct the reviews and compilations for many of our clients as the same as last year (SALY) approach may be inefficient and impractical because of the pandemic.

In this webinar, we will examine key areas of the Canadian Standard on Review Engagements (CSRE) 2400 and provide alternative ways of gathering evidence that may be more efficient and reliable during the pandemic.  We will examine CSRS 4200 to help practitioners prepare for the changes.  We will also provide best practices to help practitioners communicate with their teams and clients.


QUALITY CONTROL (QC)Completed File Monitoring (CFM) Services

Per CSQC 1 (Canadian Standards on Quality Control), a key component of a CPA firm’s system of quality control is monitoring (CSQC 1 par.16). Sheriff Consulting offers monitoring services that involve the review of a completed assurance file (audit and review). The review will provide detailed written and verbal feedback on how your firm can further improve on documentation for purposes of meeting the assurance standards, your firm’s quality control policies as well as efficiency (e.g. improving cost recovery).

 

LIVE WEBINARBusiness development for CPA firms (2 hrs)

This webinar will provide tools and techniques in business development for managers, senior managers and Partners of CPA firms.

LIVE WEBINARAssurance Technical Update 2020 (2 hrs)

In this webinar, we will discuss significant pronouncements by the AASB (Auditing and Assurance Standards Board) and their implications for assurance practitioners.We will also provide action steps to help practitioners affected by current or soon to be effective changes to the assurance standards.These include significant changes to the Canadian Standards on Quality Control, the Canadian Auditing Standards and the Compilation Standards

LIVE WEBINARAssurance Technical Update 2020: Non-audit engagements (1.5 hrs)

In this webinar, we will discuss significant pronouncements by the AASB (Auditing and Assurance Standards Board) and their implications for assurance practitioners. We will also provide action steps to help practitioners affected by current or soon to be effective changes to the assurance standards. These include significant changes to the Canadian Standards on Quality Control and the Compilation Standards.

LIVE WEBINARThe revised Canadian Auditing Standards 315: Key changes (2 hrs)

In this webinar, we will examine the key changes to the revised Canadian Auditing Standards (CAS) 315 Identifying and Assessing the Risks of Material Misstatement. The revisions to this standard will result in significant changes to the audit planning and risk assessment process for all audits. This revised CAS will be effective for audits of financial statements on or after December 15, 2021.

Key changes include:

  • Enhanced guidance on the auditor’s understanding of internal controls
  • Introduction of new IT-related concepts (including data analytics)
  • New concepts and terms related to risk assessment, such as stand-back and spectrum of inherent risk

It is strongly recommended that audit practitioners understand these key changes to CAS 315 as soon as possible as they will significantly affect all firms’ audit methodologies.

LIVE WEBINARProposed Canadian Standard on Quality Management (CSQM 1 and 2) : Key changes (1 hr)

In this webinar, we will examine the Canadian Standard on Quality Management (CSQM) 1 and CSQM 2, which is proposed to replace the Canadian Standard on Quality Control (CSQC 1).

CSQM 1 provides a new approach to quality management at the firm level including guidance on a risk assessment process.  The standard sets out what is needed in a firm’s quality control to manage the quality of engagements performed by the firm.  CSQM 2 provides guidance on engagement quality reviews.  Guidance for both quality management and engagement quality reviews are currently contained in CSQC 1.

The webinar will examine key differences between CSQM 1 and 2 compared to CSQC 1 to help firms prepare for the future transition to the new quality management standards.