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Guide to the AICPA Quality Management Standards

ID: 59953
Friday September 20, 2024 10:40AM - 12:30PM
Topics: Audit + Assurance
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Over the past few years, the AICPA revamped the quality management standards by issuing Statement on Quality Management Standards 1, 2, and 3 (SQMS 1, SQMS 2, and SQMS 3, respectively), SSARS No. 26, and SAS 146, Quality Management for an Engagement Conducted in Accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (SAS 146). These standards, effective December 15, 2025, modernize quality management standards to reflect an increased focus on risk assessment, technology use, and the presence of outside experts on many engagements. With a risk-based approach, the standards enhance requirements for engagement quality reviews, encourage QMS monitoring, and focus on the entire system of quality control maintained by a firm. We will cover the key provisions of the standards, how to effectively implement them, and what you need to do today to prepare for the required implementation. The earlier your firm begins the transition, the better off you will be. 

Learning Objective 

• Identify key provisions of SQMS 1, SQMS 2, and SQMS 3 

• Recall quality management provisions in SAS 146 and SSARS No. 26 

• Understand the role of firm leadership in establishing quality management standards 

• Recall the requirements for engagement quality reviews 

Major Topics

• Quality management standards 

• SSARS No. 26 

• SAS 146 

• Risk assessment and risk-based approaches to quality management 

• Audit engagement leadership 

• Managing technology and the use of external service providers 

Designed For

Auditors in public accounting in a partner, owner, or managerial role 

This virtual seminar is being offered through our partnership with Midwest State CPA Societies. You will launch from your MyOSCPA learning center day of and be prompted to enter in name and state society at time of entering.