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PCAOB Auditing Standards Overview

PCAOB Auditing Standards Overview

 The PCAOB board dictates the professional standards and rules that registered auditing firms must use when providing services to a SEC registered entity.These standards and rules are the criteria used to monitor accounting firms performance on each audit engagement.


The PCAOB has codified the auditing standards that they have adopted over the past sixteen years. This codification has a single, integrated numbering system.The PCAOB is required to establish or adopt, or both, auditing, quality control, ethics, independence, and other standards relating to the preparation of audit reports for public companies, in accordance with Section 103 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.


The following are the PCAOB rules and standards will be covered in overview within this event:

  • Rules of the Board
  • Standards & Related Rules
  • Auditing Standards
  • Ethics & Independence Rules
  • Quality Control Standards
  • Attestation Standards


This timely, two hour morning CPE training event is designed for the CPA firm staff members who will be working on PCAOB regulated audits. The attendees will learn the basics about the contents of the PCAOB Auditing Standards.


Each attendee will receive 2 CPE Hours (YB). A certificate of completion will be provided.

  • Details on Event Presentation

    Being offered twice a quarter on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central Time.

    We can schedule private events on your timetable for two or more attendees.

  • CPE Event Highlights

    The CPE event reviews and answers the following questions:

    • What are the PCAOB Standards and Rules?

    • What are the Auditing Standards?

    • What are the Ethics and Independence Rules?

    • What are the Quality Control Standards?

    • What are the Attestation Standards?

  • Learning Objectives

    Attendees will:

    • Understand the PCAOB's Standards and Rules.

    • Understand how the PCAOB uses these items as its regulatory enforcement criteria.

    • Understand the structure of the PCAOB documents and their overall contents.


  • Key Issues on the Agenda

    Section 1 - Introductions

    • Learning Objectives

    • What is the "PCAOB"?

    • The Tactics Behind Financial Audits

    Section 2 - Auditing Standards
    Section 3 - Rules of the Board

    Section 4 - Quality Control Standards

    Section 5 - Attestation Standards & Other Rules

    Section 6 - Summary and Going Forward

  • NASBA Program Disclosure

    Program Level of Understanding: Basic
    Prerequisites: None
    Advance Preparation: None
    Delivery Format: Group Internet Based
    NASBA Field(s) of Study: Auditing
    CPE Credits: 2, based on 50 minutes of instruction per hour

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