Auditing

Cathy Clarke, CPA

Building trust with members of the firm as well as clients is essential for the success of an audit firm’s quality-control system, according to Cathy Clarke, CPA, chief assurance officer for CliftonLarsonAllen LLP in Minneapolis.

Cybersecurity: A new engagement opportunity

CPAs who possess the appropriate expertise can perform new consulting and attest services for clients under a recently released AICPA framework. Developing expertise in this area is the key.

CAQ suggests changes in 2 PCAOB proposals

While supporting PCAOB proposals for new standards on auditing accounting estimates and using the work of specialists, the Center for Audit Quality submitted suggestions for improving the proposals.

What PCAOB inspectors are looking for

PCAOB inspectors will focus on several key areas during 2017, including compliance with new audit transparency rules and preparation for new accounting standards.

Mandy Nelson, CPA

Mandy Nelson, CPA, a partner in KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice, says training professionals to understand and apply standards requires a careful analysis of how much time should be devoted to each of the most challenging topics.

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Building client loyalty with payroll services

In this report, CPA experts detail their tactics for performing successful payroll services, how to mitigate risk in the process, and the impact payroll can have as a value-added service.

PODCAST

Using drones to enhance audits

Hermann Sidhu, CPA, global assurance digital leader at EY, walks us through EY’s exciting new project to use drones to help audit large warehouses and outdoor inventories.