Defensive Practice, Quality Control, and Engagement Letters for CPAs

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Course Description

Perhaps more than any profession, CPAs are held to high ethical standards. Further, these ethical standards are an intimate part of the greater body of accounting performance standards This 4-hour webinar will cover tips on conducting a defensive practice, quality control, and engagement letters for CPAs in public practice.

This webinar focuses on the legal responsibilities of a CPA in the American civil court system. Much detail is given using the focus of the different types of engagements performed for clients by typical CPAs. Many suggestions are made from a defensive posture and specific legal protection ingredients incorporated into recommended engagement letters. There can be no absolute assurance that any particular suggestion will necessarily carry the day in a given legal dispute. Still, it seems that the worst that can happen from the inclusion of protective features in an engagement letter is that a court may strike the protective feature.

Major Topics Covered :

  • Technical Standards, Client Relations, & Contractual Legal Liability
  • Tort And Third-party Legal Liability 
  • Management Consulting And Related Engagements 
  • Tax Practice And Related Services
  • Work Papers And Documentation
  • Cpa Firm Quality Control Director
  • The Family Of Fraud
  • Ten Easy Ways For A Cpa To Get Sued
  • Protective Engagement Contracts
  • Table Of Reported Court Cases
  • Workbook Topical Index

Learning objectives

  • To recognize the connection between audit quality and business risk.
  • To identify essential elements to be included in engagement letters.
  • To recall the AICPA standards and legal liabilities.
  • To recognize professional liability exposures in a tax/accounting practice.
  • To recognize the relationship of risk assessment, audit strategies and audit responses on small audits

About Presenter

Jim Rigos, CFM, CMA, CPA, JD, Atty

Founder, Rigos Professional Education Programs

rigos@rigos.net

Jim Rigos is an attorney-CPA who has written and lectured widely in accounting, ethics, and legal topics. He graduated from Boston University Law School and has served on the AICPA's Accountants Liability committee. He is presently a National Director of the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs and chairs their national ethics and dual practice committee. 2018 is the 40th year the business has operated. He enjoys writing and teaching review courses because it adds intellectual value to the careers of young professionals. He lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife Doreen, who is also a teacher. Their daughter, Sarah, graduated from Cornell and subsequently earned an MPhil. in Comparative Government from Pembroke College, Oxford, U.K. She is now employed by the U.K. government in high tech city development


Rigos Professional Education Programs is a leading international provider of programs designed to prepare individuals for professional legal and accounting licensing examinations such as the BAR and CPA exams. We also offer professional ethics and legal liability courses for CPAs and business enterprises. Our programs offer live classes in selected cities, in-house workshops, on-line self-study offerings, interactive delivery modes, and "blended courses."

FAQ

  • To receive CPE credit for the event, you must register for the webcast prior to the start of each program.
  • CPE is available to all eligible participants within 24 hours of each webinar.
  • You must attend complete webinar and respond to all polling questions asked during the webinar. CPE is issued on 50 minute credit hour basis.
  • This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during/after the webinar.

Disclaimer

All jurisdictions accept ethics courses from Registry sponsors approved by NASBA to a certain extent. However, some jurisdictions have additional requirements for ethics courses. Please click on the below mentioned link for the additional requirements.https://www.nasbaregistry.org/cpe-requirements

Refund/Cancellation Policy

For more information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact our offices at 646-688-5128

In case any of the course or live webinars gets cancelled we would be refunding you the entire amount (if paid).

Reviews

4.3
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    Samuel Reinhardt , CPA
    May 28th 2020
    Access and navigation of the webinar software was easy.
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Tiffany Foster , CPA
Thanks! It was great!
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Leanna Krause , CPA
great content
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MUHAMED AYODEJI , MBA, CPA
It presents one of the most useful comprehensive tool for a practitioner. Thanks.
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william warnock , ACCT./BK, CPA
5 star
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Jeanette Travieso , CPA, ACCT./BK, CPA
just a little too long so it made it a bit boring. could of been done the same in 2 different times.

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  • Cost FREE
  • CPE Credits 4
  • Subject Area Ethics (Regulatory)
  • Course Level Basic
  • Instructional Method group internet based
  • Prerequisites None
  • Advanced Preparation None
  • Who should attend? CPA - Small Firm CPA - Mid Size Firm CPA - Large Firm CPA (Industry) Young CPA CPA in Business Entrepreneurial CPA
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