Introduction to SOC Reporting (On-Demand)

Description

Get ready to gain a deeper understanding of system and organization control reporting guidance and common practice issues that will provide you with the foundational knowledge to effectively perform SOC for service organizations examinations.

Authored by Patrick Morin, this CPE course offers guidance on how to provide attest services related to the effectiveness of controls at a service organization that affects clients’ internal control over financial reporting (SOC 1®) and controls at a service organization related to information privacy, security, confidentiality, availability and processing integrity (SOC 2® and SOC 3®). This course covers Trust Services Criteria, SSAE No. 18., and pertinent updates made to the SOC 1 and SOC 2 guides since their last editions.

Learning Objectives
  • Distinguish SOC 1®, SOC 2® and SOC 3® engagements.
  • Identify planning considerations in reporting on system and organization controls for service organizations.
  • Recall how to execute procedures related to reporting on system and organization controls for service organizations.
  • Recognize requirements for reporting on system and organization controls for service organizations.
Major Topics

Purposes of SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 reports
Differences among the reports and the audiences they serve
Standards that are relevant and applicable to engagements related to reporting on system and organization control for service organizations
Planning considerations and applicability
Engagement acceptance and continuance
Evaluating the suitability of criteria
Responsibilities of management of the service organization
Evaluating the design of controls
Determining subservice organizations
Understanding the content of the description
Evaluating whether control objectives relate to ICFR
Reporting and completing the engagement
Trust Services Principles and Criteria and the new Trust Services Criteria
Planning considerations; applicability, and scope definition
Responsibilities of management and responsibilities of service auditor
Evaluating the design of controls
Obtaining and evaluating evidence
Designing and performing tests of controls and evaluating results of tests
Reporting and completing the engagement
Differences between SOC 2 and SOC 3 reports

Provider
AICPA - Durham
Course Level
TBD
CPE Field of Study
Auditing
10
Who Should Attend
Those involved in the planning, execution and reporting of SOC 1, SOC 2, or SOC 3 engagements.
Prerequisites

None.

Advanced Preparation

None.

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Introduction to SOC Reporting (On-Demand)
Total CPE Credits
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Format
On-Demand

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