In April 2016, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Auditing Standards Board (ASB) issued the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 18, Attestation Standards: Clarification and Recodification, to supersede the former standard SSAE 16
This course will help you if your organization has the need to obtain or provide a SOC (Systems Organization Control) report or if you wonder what changes the new SSAE 18 standard will bring to the process. SSAE 18 is effective for SOC report opinions dated on or after May 1, 2017, and early adoption was permitted. This course focuses on the specific requirements of SSAE18 and highlights changes from SSAE16
In today’s economic environment, many companies utilize outsourced services to perform varied functions. These functions can span from payroll and accounts payable to information technology processes or even call center functions. The list can be endless however these services are often a critical component to the internal control environment of the organization
A service organization should implement a robust third-party vendor management policy if one is not already in place. Often, initial vetting occurs of the subservice organization however that same diligence is not maintained as the service continues. It is just as important to ensure that subservice organizations are monitored on an ongoing basis using the methods outlined in SSAE 18.
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Lynn Fountain has over 37 years of experience spanning public accounting, corporate accounting and consulting. 22 years of her experience has been working in the areas of internal and external auditing. She is a subject matter expert in multiple fields including internal audit, ethics, fraud evaluations, Sarbanes-Oxley, enterprise risk management, governance, financial management and compliance.
Ms. Fountain has held two Chief Audit Executive positions for international companies. In 2011, as the Chief Audit Executive for an international construction/ engineering firm, she was involved in the active investigation of a joint venture fraud. The investigation included work with the FBI and ultimately led to indictment of the perpetrators and recovery of $13M. Ms. Fountain is currently engaged in her own training and consulting business and is a regular trainer for the AICPA.
Ms. Fountain is the author of three separate technical books. “Raise the Red Flag – The Internal Auditors Guide to Fraud Evaluations” was published by the Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation. “Leading The Internal Audit Function” and “Ethics and The Internal Auditor Political Dilemma” were published by Taylor & Francis In addition,
Ms. Fountain has performed as an adjunct instructor for the School of Business for Grantham University and developed the first internal audit curriculum for the School of Business at the University of Kansas. Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has her CGMA, CRMA credentials and CPA certificate (non-active).
Any professional working with Service organizations that prepare a SOC report or any individual working for a service organization who prepares a SOC report. CFOs, CEOs, financial professionals, legal professionals.
Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints. email@example.com, (972-377-8199).
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