AICPA Proposes Changes to CPA Exam Blueprint

AICPA Proposes Changes to CPA Exam Blueprint

The AICPA has provided more details about the upcoming transition for the CPA exam which is scheduled for January 2024. The new blueprint provides details on the types of skills expected of newly licensed CPAs as well as the design of the exam. Comments are due September 30th.

Q2 2022 In Review

Q2 2022 In Review

The second quarter of 2022 is behind us and it was a very busy one for standard setters. The AICPA issued its suite of standards related to quality control. They also issued a SAS related to NOCLAR, which corresponds to changes recently made to the ethics requirements. GASB issued 3 final standards in Q3 and FASB issued 1 final standard.

Ethics Interpretation Proposal: Compliance Audits

Ethics Interpretation Proposal: Compliance Audits

The AICPA’s Professional Ethics Executive Committee (PEEC) has proposed some new independence rules related to compliance audits. The AICPA is aware that much of the new COVID-19 related funding is causing many entities who have no been subject to audit requirements or single audit requirements historically to now be subject to them. They add 2 definitions and revise the definition of financial statement attest client to help identify which independence rules apply to these engagements. Comments are due September 1, 2022.

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