Bookkeeping, Write Up, and Accounting Services: What Is the Risk?

with
Christy Foister
On-Demand
From $189.00
Training Includes:
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
  • An on-demand recording will be available after the live presentation.

Bank accounting expert Christy Foister will clarify the risks of bookkeeping services. You will learn how to ensure accuracy, set expectations, and avoid problems.

What You'll Learn

  • What risks are associated with bookkeeping services?
  • For which types of work does AICPA require independence?
  • What should engagement letters for bookkeeping services include?
  • How should you evaluate engagement performance issues?
  • How do bookkeeping services differ from compilations?
  • What other issues should you consider?

Training Overview

Shift your practices to a risk-based approach. Discover how to spot and mitigate risks.

In May, the AICPA Auditing Standards Board approved new quality management standards. CPA firms will need to shift their audit and quality assurance practices from a policies-based approach to a risk-based approach. With this impending change, financial institutions should revisit how they evaluate financial statement risks based on their source.

Many organizations use bookkeepers or bookkeeping firms to perform accounting functions and prepare financial reports. With no standard definition of “bookkeeping” or “write-up” services, it is challenging for banks and credit unions to rely on the numbers.

You need to understand the risks, independence considerations, and engagement issues. By comprehending how bookkeepers render services, you can better determine the accuracy and completeness of the information you receive.

  • What risks are associated with bookkeeping services?
  • For which types of work does AICPA require independence?
  • What should engagement letters for bookkeeping services include?
  • How should you evaluate engagement performance issues?
  • How do bookkeeping services differ from compilations?
  • What other issues should you consider?

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountants
  • Business owners
  • Managers
  • Lenders and Investors
  • Auditors
  • Internal controls professionals
  • Bookkeepers
  • Financial staff
  • Compliance officers
  • Internal and external auditors
  • Audit committee members
  • Risk managers

Expert Presenter

Christy Foister

  • Senior accountant at a $1 billion bank, specializing in the quarterly call report, financial statements, and consolidation of multiple companies
  • Performed internal audits for banks
  • Provides bookkeeping and tax services for individuals, small businesses, and corporations
  • Graduated from Florida State University College of Business with a double-major in accounting and real estate

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