This program is not active.
Not Found
Live Webcast Replay

Practical Insights for Today's Accounting Professional

Total Credits: 8 including 6 Auditing- Technical, 2 Regulatory Ethics - Technical

Average Rating:
Partner Produced |  Accounting and Auditing |  Ethics
Chris Harper
Course Levels:
8 Hours



CPAs operating in today's business climate are weathering a storm of major updates in professional standards. This course will provide useful tools, practical applications and strategies to implement in your accounting practice. We will cut through complicated jargon of professional standards to reveal plan-English insights. We will first tackle the topic of ethics and explore practical new insights from the AICPA's Code of Professional Conduct. We will then focus on tools to enhance your audit and review engagements using analytical procedure applications and data analysis tools. Then to wrap up the day, we will apply accounting and auditing concepts with a technical review challenge case study where you become the concurring reviewer for a financial statement engagement.


Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Understand real-world ethical insights from the AICPA's Code of Professional Conduct
  • Design, implement, and understand the AICPA's guidance for utilizing analytical procedures for professional engagements
  • Better understand how to use data analytics in public accounting engagements
  • Apply new insights into financial statement engagements

Major Subjects
  • AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • Discussion of analytical procedures in audit and review engagements, with practical examples
  • The order of operations for accomplishing analytical procedures
  • Exploration of new tools and client engagement techniques using data analytics
  • Introduction of popular software tools
  • Examination of the AICPA's five-step approach  for data analytics
  • Technical Review Challenge: Case study analysis of where participants become the engagement quality control reviewer

Course Materials


Chris Harper Related seminars and products: 2

Chris is an instructor of accounting for Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business. He also serves as a Senior Manager for Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Consultants. He has been serving the tax and accounting needs of closely-held businesses and individuals since 1998. A frequent speaker, he has also taught a variety of continuing education courses for several state CPA societies. He is regularly interviewed by media outlets regarding a variety of financial, tax and accounting topics.

He earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Michigan State University and his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Grand Valley State University.

Chris is an instrument-rated commercial pilot who enjoys traveling in his airplane as well as running, bicycling, camping, and spending time with his wife Sarah, their daughter Brooke and son Blake.

  • Chris is active in the following organizations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants

  • Wings of Mercy (Board of Directors and Volunteer Pilot)

  • Make-A-Wish Michigan

  • Beta Alpha Psi (Faculty Advisor)

  • Sigma Phi Epsilon (Faculty Advisor)

Additional Info

Basic Course Information


Basic working knowledge of audit, review, and compilation engagements, and a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Advanced Preparation


Designed For

CPAs in public practice and members in industry.

Original Recording Date


Yellow Book


Course Developer


Date Added to Catalog


Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy

Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints., (972-377-8199).

Official Registry Statement

Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Please contact the ACPEN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer.



Overall:      4.4

Total Reviews: 16


Gregory K

" "

Please wait ...

Back to Top