Surgent's Five Critical Issues That A&A Public Accountants Will Need to Face This Year (Self-Study)


Date Valid for one year from purchase date
Format Self-Study (Downloadable PDF)
CPE credits CPE 4.0
of study
Accounting - Technical (4.0)
Standard member fee $65.00
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Standards overload. Confidential data under siege. Uncertain market outlook. Regulatory confusion. Understanding the forces affecting your A&A public practice is critical to success in today's complex and rapidly changing market. In this session we will tackle pressing issues at a "need to know" level and then discuss the practical implications. You will come away armed with the "big picture." Preparedness is half the battle, so do not miss this critical briefing.

Who should take this program?

Practicing CPAs with a need to stay on top of the issues and trends that will affect their practice this year

Major subjects

  • Accounting standards update: High-level rundown of major standards changes effective this year with a focus on practical implications
  • Cybersecurity and ID theft update: What all CPAs should know about the current threats and scams to keep their personal, firm, and client data secure
  • Roundup of other current and emerging challenges and threats as identified in the leading industry surveys, with implications and discussion of responsive strategies (such as Millennials in the workforce, useful performance metrics for CPA firms, value-based pricing, and avoiding professional liability risk on attest and nonattest engagements)

Learning objective(s)

  • Be able to identify the major standards and regulation-related changes that will confront A&A public accountants in their practice this year
  • Understand current and emerging challenges and risks as identified in the leading industry surveys


Course code Code JSDLCIA4
Sponsor Surgent
NASBA ID#: 103212
Level Intermediate
Format Self-Study (Downloadable PDF)
Prerequisites Prereq. Sufficient experience in A&A practice to have gained a baseline understanding of key terminology and core issues