Some private company clients are having difficulty implementing FASB’s revenue recognition standard. CPAs who audit those clients’ financial statements need to proceed carefully to maintain their independence.
A recently issued independence interpretation contains guidance for CPAs’ interactions with attest clients’ information systems.
The “Conceptual Framework for Members in Public Practice” provides useful guidance for situations that are not explicitly addressed by the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.
A new ethics interpretation gives CPAs guidance on preserving their independence with attest clients.
The changes affect specific independence issues.
An AICPA ethics interpretation on hosting services addresses how CPAs can maintain their independence. The interpretation took effect July 1.
The AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee (PEEC) has issued revised ethics interpretations addressing state and local government client affiliates and provision of information system services to attest clients.
Take this quiz to gauge your understanding of some common, challenging CPA ethical issues.
The AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee has adopted revised interpretations of the “Independence Rule” related to leases and client affiliates and a new interpretation under the “Confidential Client Information Rule” of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.
Confidential client information and independence were addressed.
If your CPA license is inactive, expired, or was issued in a state other than the one where you live or work, you may not be able to use “CPA” alongside your name.
Rob Goldberg, a principal at Deloitte, offers advice on why companies should hire an ethical hacker and how such a hacker can bolster cybersecurity.
A recently issued international code of ethics for professional accountants emphasizes compliance with fundamental principles, independence, and application of the conceptual framework to address threats to compliance.
The AICPA also issued two technical corrections to address typographical errors.
The proposal would apply to third-party quality reviews.
Aaron Beam, the former CFO at HealthSouth, discusses his tenure at the company and offers advice for professionals about fraud.
The effective date of the new “Hosting Services” interpretation in the AICPA’s “Independence Rule” has been extended 10 months by the AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee.
It can be hard to find room on your syllabus for ethics. But it’s still a crucial subject for accounting students to learn.
As diagnostics advance, more clients will have more information to include as part of the retirement plan.
Technical corrections issued by the AICPA clarify the definition of “covered member” in the AICPA Professional Standards and the independence rules for agreed-upon procedure engagements under the Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements.