Gary R. Bozel & Associates – A&A Buffet: Build Your Own Accounting and Auditing Course


Every public and industry accountant faces different challenges and issues, depending on factors such as nature and size of the reporting entity, services offered, and/or client demographics. This unique course allows you to customize a day of accounting, auditing and other attest services training based on what is of most interest and relevance to your specific circumstances. (Can be customized to any desired length)

Learning Objectives
  • Describe accounting, auditing and other attest issues important to a public or industry accountant
  • Explain best practices for complying with professional, technical, and regulatory requirements related to common A&A issues faced by public and industry accountants
  • Apply examples and illustrations to “real-life” circumstances encountered
Major Topics

Accounting Topics

      1. Hot Topics Accounting and Auditing Update (HTAA)**
      2. How COVID-19 is Infecting Accounting and Financial Reporting (COVID)**
      3. Recently Issued U.S. GAAP Applicable to Small- or Mid-Size Private Companies – Is it Relevant

        to My Financial Statements? (RIGP)**

      4. Accounting and Financial Reporting Issues that Your Auditors Will Most Likely Focus on During

        Your Next Audit (IAFO)**

      5. Private Company FASB GAAP Alternatives – When and Why Should Companies Adopt the PCC

        Simplifications? (PCGP)

      6. Accounting for Financial Statement Uncertainty: Estimates, Contingencies, and Going Concern


      7. Going Concern Disclosure – Evaluating the Impact on Preparing Financial Statements,

        Compilations, Reviews and Audits (RGCD)

      8. Long-Term Debt – Case Studies in Issues Impacting Classification, Disclosure and Debt

        Covenant Compliance (LTDT)

      9. Leases Before and After New U.S. GAAP – Case Studies on the Impact of Applying Changes in

        Lease Accounting and Financial Reporting (LEAS)**

      10. The Impact of the New Revenue Recognition Model (REVR)**
      11. Accounting for Investments Under Evolving U.S. GAAP (INVE)**
      12. The Basics of Derivatives and Hedge Accounting (DERV)**
      13. Business Combination Accounting, Including Goodwill (BCAG**)
      14. The Basics of Accounting for Variable Interest Entities (VIE)
      15. Financial Statement Disclosures Common to Private Entities (FSDC)**
      16. Statement of Cash Flows Preparation for Small- or Medium-Sized Entities (SCFP)**

17. Professional Ethical Considerations for CPAs (CODE) 18. General Ethics for Business Professionals (GETH)

Auditing Topics
19. Implementing the New Audit Standards SAS Nos. 132-143 (NSAS)

  1. Audit and Attest Update – Recent Changes in SSARs, SASs, and SSAEs and Avoiding Peer Review Deficiencies (PAATU) **
  2. PCAOB and SEC Update (PCAB)
  3. Comparing the Audit Standards: SASs, ISAs, and PCAOB (COAS)**
  4. How COVID-19 is Infecting Financial Reporting and CPA Professional Services (COVAA)
  5. The Four Basic Food Groups of Audits – Satisfying Your Audit Risk Appetite (FBFG**)
  6. Critical Traits of a Thinking Auditor – Tips for Stretching Yourself Beyond the Audit Basics


  7. Maintaining Professional Skepticism for Quality Audit and Attest Work (FRAUD1)
  8. Assessing Fraud Risk in a Financial Statement Audit (FRAUD2)
  9. Fraud Risks in Small- and Mid-Size Audits (FRAUD3)**
  10. Complying with Basic Audit Documentation Requirements (DOC1)
  11. Preparing and Reviewing Workpapers – Essential Tips for Avoiding Deficient Audit and Other

    Attest Engagements (PRAW)**

  12. Adapting to the Nature of the Engagement – The Varying Requirements of Preparations,

    Compilations, Reviews, and Audits (SSAR1)

  13. Leveraging Analytical Procedures to the Fullest on Audits – Case Studies in Strengthening

    Analytic Evidence (LAPA)**

  14. Auditing the Propriety of Accounting Estimates and Other Areas of Subjectivity, Including Fair

    Value (AEST)**

  15. Strengthening Inquiry Skills – Tips for Gathering the Information You Need on Audits (INQS)
  16. Avoiding Common Sampling Mistakes on Financial Statement and Compliance Audits (SAMP)**
  17. Managing the Black Holes of Client and Engagement Management (BLAC)**
  18. Coaching Staff to Stay on the Right Track (COACH)

Internal Controls, Fraud, and Technology Topics

  1. Internal Control Fundamentals- Evaluating Design and Implementation (INT1)
  2. Identifying and Communicating Internal Control Deficiencies and Other Required

    Communications (INT2)

  3. Critical Internal Control Concepts for Managing Financial Reporting and Other Risks Under

    COSO’s Internal Control – Integrated Framework (2013) (CICC)**

  4. Essential Governance – Best Practices for Overseeing Enterprise-Wide Risk Management


  5. Current Fraud Trends in Today’s Environment – Shifting Risks and Changing Fraud Schemes


  6. Maintaining Professional Skepticism for Quality Audit and Attest Work (FRAUD1)**
  7. Global Fraud Trends in Today’s Challenging Environment (GFRAUD)
  8. Cybersecurity Risk Management and Fraud Trends for CPAs (CYBE)**
  9. Technology Risks and Trends Every CPA Should Know (TECH)**

Governmental and Nonprofit Topics

  1. The Latest Nonprofit Accounting and Financial Reporting Scoop: Practical Insights into Current

    Financial Statement Issues (PAFRNP)**

  2. Analytical Procedures for Nonprofits (NFPA)**
  3. Analyzing a Government’s Financial Statements (ANGF)
  4. Fraud in Nonprofit and Governmental Entities (FRNG)**
  5. Top Operational and Other Challenges for Nonprofits (TNFP)
  6. Current Issues in Yellow Book and Single Audit Engagements – Ensuring Compliance with the

    Latest Requirements (YBSA)**

  7. Ethical Principles in Yellow Book Engagements (GOVE)

Nonaudit and Nonattest Services

  1. Third Party Verification (Comfort) Requests – What are Options for Responding and How to

    Determine Which Professional Standards to Apply? (TPVR)

  2. Frequently Asked Questions in Applying SSARS (FAQS)**
  3. Avoiding Peer Review Deficiencies in SSARS Engagements (APRD)**
  4. 57. Mitigating Malpractice Risk When Performing Nonaudit Services for Clients (MMRN)**

Managing the Audit Relationship

  1. Grow Your Business from Within- Striking the Right Balance Between a CPA Firm’s Financial,

    People, and Client Success (GRWB)**

  2. Thinking Like an Auditor When Preparing Your Financial Statements (TLAA)**
  3. How to Evaluate Whether You (the Client) Are Getting the Most for Your Audit Dollars (VALU)
  4. Explaining the Financial Statement Audit Process to the Nonauditor (APNA)
  5. How Internal Auditors Can Be Leveraged in External Audits (IAEA)

Management and Personal Development

  1. Make it Happen! – A Disciplined Approach to Getting Things Done (MIHD)**
  2. Adjusting to Varying Personality Styles for Improved Communication and Performance (PERS)**
  3. Coaching the Next Generation of CPA’s – Tips for Developing Millennials (CNGC)**
  4. Striking the Right Balance Between Leadership and Management – Adapting Your Behaviors to

    Succeed at Short- and Long-Term Objectives (BLMB)**

Business Learning Institute
Course Level
Professional Area of Focus
Accounting & Auditing
CPE Field of Study
Who Should Attend

Public and industry accountants who require training in accounting, auditing and other attest services

Jennifer Louis


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Nov 30, 2022
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