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Assurance

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CPAs are expected to maintain a level of competence to meet the profession’s technical and ethical standards, and provide valuable services to the public, employers and clients. Based on the AICPA Competency Framework: Assurance, these learning resources are designed to help you understand the knowledge and skills necessary to perform high-quality compilation, review, attest, and audit engagements. You’ll also find resources here to support your advisory and consulting engagements.

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Building trust with your team

The primary goal of leaders who want to bring about change should be to build trust at all levels. This article provides strategies to build trust within your team.

Article Team building Intermediate

9 skills of a great organisational coach

This article reminds us of critical coaching skills we need both in individual and corporate coaching.

Article Coaching & mentoring Intermediate

Drive Your Competitive Edge with Audit Quality

Hear tips on how to identify and address risks in your system of quality control, thereby making your firm’s audit practice more profitable.

Video Audit Foundational

Pay attention to nonfinancial measures when performing audits

This article discusses why nonfinancial data can be just as important as dollars and cents when detecting fraud.

Article Audit Intermediate

Succeeding with a narrow focus

Specializing and focusing on a narrow range of services can help CPAs and audit firms reduce training costs and risks.

Article Firm business models Foundational

How to handle poor performers

This article provides tips guidance for identifying and dealing with poor performance.

Article Driving performance Foundational

Be strategic when awarding raises and promotions

Having a solid review and reward process is a way to develop a sustainable and effective workforce. This article provides advice for a successful review period.

Article Driving performance Advanced

What now? Responding to a subsequent discovery of fact

The AICPA standards help guide the appropriate response when relevant facts come to light after financial statements or audit reports have been issued.

Article Audit Foundational

Audit Data Standards Library

This page provides access to the audit data standards established by the The AICPA Assurance Services Executive Committee.

Article Data analytics Foundational

Millennial women: How to woo a new generation of employees

Millennial women make ideal employees. Read this article to learn what is needed to recruit and retain this demographic of the workforce.

Article Team building Foundational

Understanding the Impact of Legalized Marijuana on the CPA Profession

This roundtable webcast discusses the impact of legalized marijuana on the CPA profession and provides questions for practitioners to think about.

Video Audit Foundational

Avoid Potholes: For a Smooth Ride to Peer Review

This guide will help you pinpoint areas your firm might need to take a closer look at to ensure quality standards are being met.

Report Peer review Intermediate