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Reporting on an Examination of Controls at a Service Organization Relevant to User Entities' Internal Control Over Financial Reporting (SOC 1)

by AICPA

Part of the AICPA Series

Reporting on an Examination of Controls at a Service Organization Relevant to User Entities' Internal Control Over Financial Reporting (SOC 1) Synopsis

This updated and improved guide is designed to help accountants effectively perform SOC 1(R) engagements under AT-C section 320, Reporting on an Examination of Controls at a Service Organization Relevant to User Entities' Internal Control Over Financial Reporting, of Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 18, Attestation Standards: Clarification and Recodification. With the growth in business specialization, outsourcing tasks and functions to service organizations has become increasingly popular, increasing the demand for SOC 1 engagements. This guide will help: Gain a deeper understanding of the requirements and guidance in AT-C section 320 for performing SOC 1 engagements. Obtain guidance from top CPAs on how to implement AT-C section 320 and address common and practice issues. Provide best in class services related to planning, performing, and reporting on a SOC 1 engagement. Successfully implement changes in AT-C section 320 arising from the issuance of SSAE 18, which is effective for reports dated on or after May 1, 2017. Determine how to describe the matter giving rise to a modified opinion by providing over 20 illustrative paragraphs for different situations. Understand the kinds of information auditors of the financial statements of user entities need from a service auditor's report. Implement the requirement in SSAE No. 18 to obtain a written assertion from management of the service organization. Organize and draft relevant sections of a type 2 report by providing complete illustrative type 2 reports that include the service auditor's report, management's assertion, the description of the service organization's system, and the service auditor's description of tests of controls and results. Develop management representation letters for SOC 1 engagements.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781943546640
Publication date: 27th April 2017
Author: AICPA
Publisher: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 368 pages
Categories: Financial reporting, financial statements,

About AICPA

Founded in 1887, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) represents the CPA and accounting professional nationally and globally regarding rule-making and standard-setting, and serves as an advocate before legislative bodies, public interest groups, and other professional organizations. The AICPA develops standards for audits of private companies and other services by CPAs; provides educational guidance materials to its members; develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination; and monitors and enforces compliance with the accounting profession's technical and ethical standards. The AICPA's founding established accountancy as a profession distinguished by rigorous educational requirements, high professional standards, a strict code of professional ...

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