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Quarterly A&A Update

Audit and accounting update — recent exposure drafts, issued standards, and other news from audit and accounting technical experts.

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Mike Austin, Mary Foelster, Mike Glynn, Hiram Hasty, Deana Thorps, Jim Brackens, Ellen Goria, Jennifer Burns


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An on-going update about the latest in auditing and accounting. This webcast will present information about what you need to know for this year’s audits. We will over the latest on the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, single audits, newly effective auditing standards, the AICPA® Enhancing Audit Quality (EAQ) initiative, and practical steps to apply this information in your day-to-day work.

Key Topics

  • Hot Topics – What You Need to Know and Do Now & This Year’s Audits
    • Shuttered Vendors Operations Grant (SVOG) and Restaurant Grants
    • Single Audit Implications
    • Auditor Reporting
    • Agreed Upon Procedures (AUP)
  • On the Horizon
    • Quality Management
    • Risk Assessment
    • Non-Compliance With Laws and Regulations (NOCLAR)
    • EAQ
  • PEEC/Ethics Update

Learning Outcomes

  • Determine which new standards affect your firm and clients
  • Identify quality best practices when applying the new standards

Who Will Benefit

  • CPAs in public practice who perform audit and attest engagements
  • Accounting practitioners
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NASBA Field of Study
Accounting, Auditing
Basic knowledge of auditing and accounting
This is a live event. You will have access on the date/time of broadcast and the archive for 3 months after the broadcast date.
1 hr and 50 mins
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Mike Austin
Mike Austin joined the CPEA as a Senior Technical Manager in December 2016. Previously, Mike spent 10 years at Grant Thornton in the audit practice, serving clients in a variety of industries. He is also a Cleveland Browns fan, which is a lot less embarrassing this year than it has been in the past.
Mary Foelster
Mary Foelster is a Senior Director at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Washington, DC, where her primary responsibility is to address governmental auditing and accounting matters, including compliance audits. Mary oversees the AICPA’s Governmental Audit Quality Center and its Executive Committee and is actively involved in the AICPA’s efforts to enhance the quality of single audits and other types of governmental audits. Mary also directs the AICPA’s governmental accounting efforts, including the activities of the AICPA State and Local Government Expert Panel, related interactions with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, and commenting on GASB due process documents. Mary is also responsible for monitoring and analyzing federal regulatory and legislative developments affecting auditing or accounting in a governmental or compliance audit environment. Mary and her team help members understand the implications of standards and regulation on governmental audits. This includes significant involvement with the development, issuance, and annual update process for the Audit and Accounting Guide, Audits of State and Local Governments, and the AICPA Audit Guide, Government Auditing Standards and Single Audits. Mary has been with the AICPA for over 25 years. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland and is a certified public accountant.
Mike Glynn
Michael P. (Mike) Glynn is a Senior Manager in the AICPA Audit and Attest Standards Team. In this capacity, Mike serves as the staff liaison to the Accounting and Review Services Committee (ARSC). In addition, Mike supports the activities of Auditing Standards Board (ASB) and its subcommittees by assisting members in drafting and deliberating authoritative professional standards and interpretations.
Hiram Hasty
Hiram Hasty is the Associate Director of Audit & Attest Standards at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants.
Deana Thorps
Deana N. Thorps is a manager on the Public Accounting team at the AICPA. She manages the Enhancing Audit Quality Initiative project. She is a licensed CPA in the state of North Carolina. Prior to working at the AICPA, Deana served in various auditing roles in the public and private sectors. Most recently, she has led audit quality efforts with the North Carolina Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General.
Jim Brackens
James Brackens is the Vice President of Ethics and Practice Quality at the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). His responsibilities include providing strategic and tactical direction for the AICPA’s ethics division and peer review program, as well as the Employee Benefit Plan and Governmental Audit Quality Centers. Prior to joining the AICPA in 2006, Brackens was associated with both international and local public accounting firms, including managing his own accounting practice for seventeen years in which he served closely held businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Brackens also served as a peer reviewer and performed more than 300 peer reviews of small accounting firms. Brackens is a member of the AICPA, Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) and the North Carolina Association of CPAs. He is licensed in North Carolina and Virginia. Brackens has served in various volunteer leadership positions for both the AICPA and VSCPA, including Peer Review Committee Chair and Vice-Chair, member of the Board of Directors of the VSCPA and as a member of the AICPA’s Professional Ethics Executive Committee. Through a joint effort of the VSCPA and Virginia Business magazine, Brackens was voted by peers as being one of the top CPAs in Virginia in small business consulting (2001 through 2004) and assurance services (2004 and 2005). In 2004, Brackens was the initial author and primary presenter of the VSCPA’s CPE course, Ethics: Your License Depends on It! and continued in this capacity until joining the AICPA in 2006. Brackens received his bachelor's degree in Accounting from Virginia Tech in 1977.
Ellen Goria
Ellen Goria is the Associate Director of Global Professional Ethics in the Professional Ethics Division at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. Ms. Goria is involved with the division’s standard setting and member enrichment activities and serves as the technical advisor to two board members of the IESBA. She also oversees the Ethics Hotline and interprets the AICPA’s Code of Professional Conduct by providing guidance to membership, state CPA societies, and other interested parties on ethics and independence issues. In her role, Ms. Goria works closely with other AICPA teams to ensure publications accurately reflect the AICPA’s current ethical positions.
Jennifer Burns
Jennifer Burns, CPA is the Chief Auditor at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. Jennifer serves as the Association’s leading expert on U.S. and international auditing and attestation standards and leads its professional standards team in the delivery of high-quality innovative audit, attest, quality control, review, compilation, and preparation standards. Jennifer provides strategic direction to the AICPA U.S. Auditing Standards Board (ASB) and the U.S. Accounting and Review Services Committee (ARSC), in partnership with their chairs. She works with the ASB in identifying and developing innovative and transformational standards that encourage the use of technology in the audit and in visioning how the audit might change as technology advances. Prior to joining the AICPA in January 2021, Jennifer was a partner in the national office for Deloitte & Touche LLP where she focused on regulatory, standard-setting and quality matters impacting the performance of audits. In this role, she regularly interacted with standard-setting and regulatory entities including the PCAOB, SEC, IAASB and COSO, representing the views of the firm. Most recently she applied her passion and expertise for audit innovation to oversee the development of tools and methodologies that facilitated the delivery of audit and attestation services. She transformed the firm’s and profession’s approaches to emerging areas of assurance and developed guidance and thought leadership on other critical issues, including internal control, third-party assessments, sustainability, blockchain and artificial intelligence. From 2004-2006, Jennifer served as a professional accounting fellow in the SEC’s Office of the Chief Accountant where she focused on professional practice matters, including issues related to the implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Jennifer graduated cum laude from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA and is a CPA in California and Nevada.

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