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Thinking Like a Quality Control Reviewer

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Auditing - Technical

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Accounting and Auditing |  Industry |  ACPEN Industry Institute
Chris Harper
Course Levels:
2 Hours
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Have you ever wanted to reduce the number of financial statement review points you receive? Have you ever been curious about a reviewer’s thought process? This session will help you understand the role of an engagement quality control reviewer. You will leave this session understanding the role of an engagement quality control reviewer, and an appreciation of best practices to minimize your exposure to critique when your work is subject to review.


Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the AICPA’s guidance regarding engagement quality control reviews (EQCRs)
  • Appreciate the major considerations that may be involved in an engagement review
  •  Develop a working knowledge that allows you to begin to think like a reviewer. 

Major Subjects
  • AICPA professional standards
  • EQCR expectations
  • Firm-specific considerations
  • Best practices for mitigating the frequency of review points
  • Best practices for mitigating the severity of review points
  • Examples of common EQCR deficiencies 

Course Materials


Chris Harper's Profile

Chris Harper Related seminars and products

Chris has been serving the tax and accounting needs of individuals and closely-held businesses since 1998. As a frequent speaker, he has taught a variety of continuing education courses for several state CPA societies. Chris is frequently interviewed by media outlets on a variety of financial, tax, and accounting topics.


Sat, Dec 11, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:56am MST
Mon, Dec 27, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:56pm MST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Advanced Preparation


Course Developer

Van Der Aa Tax Ed, LLC

Designed For

Anyone whose work is subject to supervisory or quality control review. Particular emphasis will be devoted to EQCR of financial statement engagements in the context of public accounting

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Original Recording Date



Basic working knowledge of financial statement preparation and professional engagement documentation

Date Added to Catalog


Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy

Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints., (972-377-8199).

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Official Registry Statement

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