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Audit & Attestation Update

Total Credits: 4 including 3 Auditing- Technical, 1 Behavioral Ethics - Non-technical

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Accounting and Auditing |  ACPEN Industry Institute |  Yellow Book
Melisa F. Galasso
Course Levels:
4 Hour
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The AICPA has been busy lately! This course, updated in 2020, will cover recently issued SASes, SSARS, and SSAEs. We’ll also look at recently issued audit standards and major proposals. Finally, the course will review recent interpretations from the Professional Ethics Executive Committee (PEEC), which include significant changes to the Code of Professional Conduct. 

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Describe changes to the auditor's report

  • Recall the impact of SAS 136 on empolyee benefit plan audits

  • List recently issued auditing and attestation standards

  • Describe ethics changes impacting audits of private companies.

Major Subjects
  • Audtiting Standards
  • Ethics


Course Materials


Melisa F. Galasso's Profile

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Founder and CEO

Galasso Learning Solutions LLC

Melisa F. Galasso is the founder and CEO of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC. A CPA with over 15 years of experience in the accounting profession, Melisa designs and facilitates courses in advanced technical accounting and auditing topics, including not for profit and governmental accounting. Her passion is providing high-quality CPE that is meaningful, creates efficiencies and improves quality, and positively impacts ROI. She also supports essential professional development, audit level training, and train the trainer efforts.


Melisa is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and has earned the Association for Talent Development Master Trainer™ designation. Her passion for instructional design and adult learning techniques is one of the differentiators that set her apart from other CPE providers. She also serves on the FASB’s Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee (NAC), the AICPA’s Technical Issues Committee (TIC), has had leadership roles on various A&A committees, and serves on the VSCPA’s Board of Directors. Melisa is a 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Award recipient and was honored as a “40 under 40” by CPA Practice Advisor in 2017 and 2018. She was also named the 2019 Rising Star by her regional NAWBO chapter, received the Don Farmer award for achievement in technical content instruction, and earned several other awards for public speaking and technical training.


Prior to establishing Galasso Learning Solutions, Melisa worked in public accounting, industry, internal audit, and academia.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and International Business from Georgetown University.  On a personal level, Melisa enjoys traveling, watching her daughter ride her horse, and spending quality time with family. She finds balance through yoga, is an avid reader, and frequents local performing arts shows. Melisa actively supports several causes that empower women.


Thu, Jul 29, 2021 - 03:00pm to 06:44pm PDT
Fri, Aug 06, 2021 - 11:00am to 02:44pm PDT
Sat, Aug 21, 2021 - 07:00am to 10:44am PDT
Mon, Sep 13, 2021 - 11:00am to 02:44pm PDT
Wed, Sep 22, 2021 - 07:00am to 10:44am PDT
Wed, Oct 06, 2021 - 11:00am to 02:44pm PDT
Thu, Oct 21, 2021 - 07:00am to 10:44am PDT
Fri, Nov 05, 2021 - 11:00am to 02:44pm PDT
Sat, Nov 20, 2021 - 07:00am to 10:44am PST
Wed, Dec 01, 2021 - 11:00am to 02:44pm PST
Tue, Dec 14, 2021 - 03:00pm to 06:44pm PST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Advanced Preparation


Designed For

Professionals in the accounting industry.

Original Recording Date


Yellow Book


Course Developer

Galasso Learning Solutions

Date Added to Catalog



Prior Experience with GAAS



Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

Refund/Cancellation Policy

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Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 67


Frank C

"Thank you."

George F

"Melisa Galasso was well prepared and delivered the presentation expertly"

Bradly D

"Good presentation. Melisa did a great job presenting the material. Break times during the course are confusing though."

Peter S - Mesa, Arizona

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Neil D - Pensacola, Florida

"Excellent class and a great presenter. "

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