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JGA and PLI to Present Preparing for 2021 Audits

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January 13th webinar - Preparing for 2021 Audits: Considerations for Management and Auditors

LOS ANGELES - eTradeWire -- Dane Dowell, JGA Director, and Geoffrey Dingle, JGA Managing Director, will partner again with George Wilson, PLI SEC Institute Director, for "Preparing for 2021 Audits – Considerations for Management and Auditors", a timely and informative one-hour briefing held virtually on January 13, 2022 at 3:00 PM EST.

This briefing will help auditors, audit committees, and management tackle new and ongoing challenges for the 2021 annual audit process.  It will focus on what all parties involved in the financial reporting process should plan for to address current challenges in the audit industry. The topics will range from emerging issues brought about by the rise of IT to the recurring audit deficiencies identified by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).

"Over the past few years, so much has changed for auditors," commented Dane. "This briefing will help you stay ahead of current regulatory trends and changes to ensure a successful year-end audit."

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Topics will include:
  • Emerging issues with the rise of information technology:
    • Cybersecurity
    • Relevance and reliability of information
    • Importance of effective ITGCs
  • Common audit deficiencies - exploring common findings within issuer audits including ICFR, revenue, accounting estimates, inventory, and critical audit matters
  • Common audit firm deficiencies including independence concerns
  • Documentation
  • The PCAOB's observations of good practices for auditors
  • Key issues for audit committees and management in working with auditors in 2021
  • Auditor considerations for imminent changes to firms' systems of quality management.
"January is always a good time to refresh and refocus on recent changes in the profession," stated Geoffrey, "We are excited and looking forward to partnering with George Wilson and PLI as we look towards this year's upcoming busy season."

Dane Dowell, JGA Director, has over 15 years of experience in the accounting and auditing industry including over five years of experience working at the PCAOB. Prior to the PCAOB, Dane worked for PwC in Denver, Singapore, and Washington, D.C.

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Geoff Dingle, JGA Managing Director, works with PCAOB-registered accounting firms helping them identify, develop, and implement opportunities to improve audit quality. With over 20 years of public accounting experience, he spent almost ten years at the PCAOB where he conducted inspections of audits and quality control. Geoff has extensive experience in audits of ICFR and firms' systems of quality controls. Prior to the PCAOB, he worked on audits in various industries at Deloitte in Atlanta and Durban (South Africa).

Register at https://www.pli.edu/programs/preparing-for-2021-audits--considerations-for-management-and-auditors?t=live for this briefing.

Sara Trifiro

Source: Johnson Global Accountancy
Filed Under: Accounting

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