Welcome to Peer Review! We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of accounting, auditing and attestation services performed by AICPA members in public practice.
PRIMA Has Replaced PRISM
We have replaced the Peer Review Information System Manager (PRISM) with an all-electronic, interactive system called the Peer Review Integrated Management Application (PRIMA).
Unsure where to begin? Check out Getting Started in PRIMA.
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In the Spotlight
Join us for the inaugural Peer Reviewer Forum on December 13, 2021 from 11am-12pm ET (free, No CPE event)! Brian Bluhm, AICPA Peer Review Board Chair, will share the latest developments in peer review akin to the popular AICPA Town Halls. When you receive your registration confirmation email, use the Add to Calendar link under the blue Join Meeting button to add the Forum to your calendar. We look forward to “seeing” everyone!
The AICPA Peer Review Board approved an exposure draft of the proposed clarified peer review standards. While the intent of the project was to make peer review guidance easier to read, understand and apply, the proposal contains several changes to existing peer review guidance. Staff are specifically requesting comments on the proposed changes, which can be submitted by December 15, 2021.
With an imminent US Department of Labor assessment of the quality of ERISA plan audits, and the release of historic amounts of federal funding as coronavirus relief, your firm’s employee benefit plan (EBP) audits may undergo additional scrutiny and you may be asked to take on a new or more complex single audit of entities receiving government COVID relief money.
Register for the Becoming an AICPA Peer Review Team or Review Captain: Case Study Application Course
This course serves as part of the initial training requirement to perform peer reviews and will be held as a series of live webcasts in May, July and November 2021.
SOC Experience Needed
Know a SOC specialist who could serve on a peer review? Send them to our SOC page.
Create or Update Your Peer Reviewer Resume
Here you can either enter or update your resume.
Firm Training required by Report Acceptance Bodies (RABs)
RABs are now required to assign AICPA courses related to Enhancing Audit Quality (EAQ) focus areas (for 2019, this includes auditing estimates, risk assessment, internal control and documentation) as corrective actions or implementation plans when:
- significant deficiencies, deficiencies and findings are identified related to these areas and
- CPE is determined to be the necessary follow up action.
RABs may assign or allow an alternative course if it meets the learning objectives of the AICPA course (as described in the product page of the AICPA’s online store). We would certainly encourage RABs to look first to these courses to help firms remediate issues identified in these areas.
For more information, visit the Firm Training required by Report Acceptance Bodies (RABs) page.
Enhancing Audit Quality: A Data-Driven Approach
The AICPA’s Enhancing Audit Quality initiative (EAQ) aims to drive high-quality audit performance in an evolving business environment. How? By transforming audit data into valuable insights and tools to support auditors, auditees and other stakeholders.More on AICPA TV
Peer Review Board Meetings and Materials
The next open session meeting of the AICPA Peer Review Board (PRB) will be held on Wednesday, February 2, 2022. To register for the next PRB open session meeting, please complete and submit the registration form.
National Peer Review Committee (NPRC)
Firms are required to have their peer review administered by the NPRC if they are required to be registered with and inspected by the PCAOB or if they perform audits of non-SEC issuers pursuant to the standards of the PCAOB.
If your firm is not required to have its review administered by the National PRC, but it chooses to do so, please notify your current administering entity. Your firm will be subject to the NPRC administrative fee structure.
For more information, go to the NPRC page.
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