Audit & assurance

Alan Jowers, CPA

Building relationships is a key to helping clients achieve their mission, according to Alan Jowers, CPA, a partner with Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC.

Handling nondisclosure compilations amid the pandemic

Compilations of financial statements that omit substantially all disclosures can provide challenges for CPAs as the pandemic hurts clients’ businesses. Here’s how CPAs can handle the challenging judgments in these engagements.

Your peer review has been extended — now what?

CPA firms with certain peer review deadlines were granted an extension amid the havoc caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Some firms are nonetheless staying on schedule, and others are urged to at least schedule their delayed reviews so they don’t fall too far behind.

Pandemic considerations for EBP financial statements

The coronavirus pandemic has had a profound effect on employee benefit plan financial statements. Preparers and auditors need to carefully consider going concern implications, CARES Act implications and more.

4 key COVID-19 audit risks for 2020 year ends

The coronavirus pandemic has created special challenges for practitioners to consider related to internal control, fraud, legal compliance, and accounting estimates. Here’s how auditors can address these risks.

6-month delay granted for peer reviews

The AICPA Peer Review Board voted to grant automatic six-month extensions for peer reviews, corrective actions and implementation plans with original due dates between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30 of this year.

Pandemic places accounting, auditing rules in flux

As the coronavirus gripped the world, regulators, standard setters, and others moved to adjust rules and effective dates that are important to businesses, CPAs, and their clients. Meanwhile, CPA Exam candidates will have additional opportunities for testing during an emergency testing period.

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Get your clients ready for tax season

These year-end tax planning strategies address recent tax law changes enacted to help taxpayers deal with the pandemic, such as tax credits for sick leave and family leave and new rules for retirement plan distributions, as well as techniques for putting your clients in the best possible tax position.

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