Becoming a Peer Reviewer
Benefits of being a peer reviewer
- Are seen as an expert in their field and gain increased respect from your colleagues and clients
- Help firms achieve their A&A practice goals and enhance the quality of their A&A practices
- Identify best practices of other firms, which can be applied to other peer review clients and to their own firm
- Gain broader practice knowledge through the peer review process, which will help sharpen skills and reinforce strengths
- Create an opportunity to expand on current services
- Often receive referrals for additional consulting services as a result of performing peer reviews
- Enhance the efficacy of the profession's self-regulatory efforts and contribute to the quality of our profession
Peer reviewers must:
- Be a member of the AICPA in good standing
- Be active in public practice at a supervisory level in the accounting or auditing function
- Have worked in public accounting for at least the past five years
In addition, to qualify as a team captain on a system review, a reviewer must be a partner in a CPA firm.
For more information, visit the AICPA website.
How to become a peer reviewer
- Meet all the reviewer requirements.
- Complete the online peer review curriculum “Becoming an AICPA Peer Review Team or Review Captain” and the live program “Becoming an AICPA Peer Review Team or Review Captain: Case Study Applications”. You can find these courses at https://www.aicpa-cima.com/home.
- Complete a peer review resume in PRIMA. A reviewer can choose to have their reviewer resume appear in a searchable reviewer database on the AICPA website.