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Assurance

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CPAs are expected to maintain a level of competence to meet the profession’s technical and ethical standards, and provide valuable services to the public, employers and clients. Based on the AICPA Competency Framework: Assurance, these learning resources are designed to help you understand the knowledge and skills necessary to perform high-quality compilation, review, attest, and audit engagements. You’ll also find resources here to support your advisory and consulting engagements.

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6 key traits of business leaders with global ambitions

This article discusses six key traits that business leaders need to embody to convert diversity into insights that drive financial performance:

Article Team building Intermediate

The business case for diversity and inclusion at CPA firms

This article discusses several reasons why diversity and inclusion make good business sense for CPA firms.

Article Team building Intermediate

A coaching approach to line management

The coaching techniques in this article can help fulfill employees need for feedback and develop staff.

Article Coaching & mentoring Intermediate

6 ways to write an email message that works

Writing an efficient work-related message is easier said than done. To ensure your emails work rather than waste time, this article offers some tips.

Article Communication Foundational

Walking the talk on quality control

This article discusses several ways you can ensure that quality control is central to firm operations.

Article Firm operations Intermediate

Ways to reduce the gender pay gap

This article provides some ideas that your organization can use to help close the wage gap between male and female accountants .

Article Team building Intermediate

How to listen like a pro

This article discusses the importance of active listening and includes an exercise to do with your team.

Article Communication Intermediate

5 principles of high-quality ethics and compliance programmes

This article shares five principles of high-quality ethics and compliance programmes.

Article Ethics, integrity & professionalism

Manager Survival Series: Managing conflict

This article provides some steps to take when your employees aren’t getting along:

Article Team building Intermediate

The most common public-speaking mistakes—and how to avoid them

In this article, three experienced public speakers share common mistakes people make and identify ways to avoid them.

Article Communication Foundational

Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 18: Clarification and Recodification

In SSAE No. 18 the attestation standards have been redrafted using drafting conventions designed to make the standards easier to read, understand, and apply.

Report Attest clarity Foundational

Improve your conflict management skills

Test your skills at managing conflict and learn best practices.

Article Team building Intermediate