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Ep. 23: PEEC's 1Q 2021 meeting debrief
The Professional Ethics Executive Committee had its 1Q meeting this week. Listen as Toni Lee-Andrews, director of the AICPA Professional Ethics Division, and staff fill you in on the highlights, including key votes on NOCLAR, records requests, and staff augmentation.
If you’d like more detail than we cover in this episode, you can review the meeting agenda. Full meeting minutes will be on PEEC’s meeting information page after PEEC's next meeting in May.
What you’ll hear:
(00:36) Welcome (01:08) NOCLAR (02:05) Staff augmentation (09:48) Records requests (12:50) SEC convergence (16:00) Compliance audits (18:27) Convergence with IFAC’s role and mindset standard (20:05) IESBA activity (22:45) Statements on Standards for Tax Services
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Records requests, NOCLAR, and more — PEEC’s 4Q 2020 activity
The Professional Ethics Executive Committee had its 4Q meeting this week. Listen as Toni Lee-Andrews and staff of the AICPA Professional Ethics Division fill you in on the highlights, including what you can expect to see in 2021 as a result of PEEC’s strategy and work plan.
Ep. 21: Independence in plain English
Listen as staff of the AICPA Professional Ethics Division discuss updates to the Plain English guide to independence since 2017. You'll hear about hosting services, information system services, and new SEC guidance, among other topics.
Go to aicpa.org/plainenglishguide to access the guide.
Ep 20: PPP forgiveness engagements — Ethics Qs&As
This second of two Ethically Speaking episodes on PPP forgiveness engagements covers some questions we've had on the ethics hotline.
Toni Lee-Andrews, Director of the AICPA Professional Ethics Division, takes a dive into specifics with Jim Brackens, AICPA Vice President of Ethics and Practice Quality, and Bob Dohrer, Chief Auditor of the AICPA Audit and Attest Standards team.
Resources mentioned in this episode will be available soon on the show notes page at aicpa.org/ethicallyspeaking.
Ep. 19: PPP forgiveness engagements — Ethics and other considerations
In this first of two episodes on forgiveness engagements, you'll hear about areas of the AICPA professional standards you need to be aware of when helping your clients with loan forgiveness, including the code of conduct.
Listen, as Toni Lee-Andrews, Director of the AICPA Professional Ethics Division hosts a discussion with Jim Brackens AICPA, Vice President of Ethics and Practice Quality and Bob Dohrer, Chief Auditor of the AICPA Audit and Attest Standards team.
Resources mentioned in this episode will b
Ep. 18: Check out PEEC's 3Q activity
In this episode, you’ll hear our update on NOCLAR (noncompliance with laws and regulations), the inducements practice aid, IESBA (the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants), the monitoring group recommendations, and a status report on the Statements on Standards for Tax Services. You'll hear about an Association update from Sue Coffey, executive vice president for public practice and also the PEEC strategy and work plan. In this meeting, PEEC voted to re-expose the staff augmentation propos
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