- Future CPAs
If you have any questions regarding peer review, please contact:
Stacey Lockwood, CAEDirector of Professional Oversight
800.288.5272 • 504.904.1136
In spring 2017, the AICPA will replace the Peer Review Information System Manager (PRISM) with an all-electronic, interactive system called the Peer Review Integrated Management Application (PRIMA).
The Society of Louisiana CPAs requires all firms engaged in the practice of public accounting performing attest services to enroll in the Peer Review Program.
Firms that do not perform engagements subject to peer review are not required to enroll. Firms are required to notify the Society and immediately enroll in the peer review program upon acceptance of an engagement subject to peer review as defined in the Standards for Performing and Reporting on Peer Reviews.
In accordance with State Board Rules all CPA firms which perform attest services in Louisiana must undergo and complete a peer review at least once every three years.
Title 46, Chapter 15 1503 5a of the State Board Rules also provides that all peer review reports for reviews commencing on or after January 1, 2009 shall be made available to the board via a secure website within 45 days of acceptance. The Society’s Peer Review Committee has established procedures to ensure firms are in compliance with this rule.
The Society charges an administrative fee billable each January to cover expenses related to the administration of the program. All firms subject to peer review will pay the annual fee based on the number of professionals in the firm. The fees are designed to provide a break-even program funding. Firms that are not members of the AICPA or State Society will be subject to additional fees. All other requirements of the program will apply.
Annual Administrative Fee Structure
Scheduling of Peer Reviews
Firms are notified at least six months prior to the due date of an upcoming peer review and must submit the required Information Required for Scheduling Reviews in order to begin the peer review process.
In order to ensure compliance with State Board Rules, extension and year end change requests must be submitted to Carolyn Wainwright firstname.lastname@example.org at the board’s office and copied to Stacey Lockwood email@example.com in the peer review department. Extensions and year end changes will not be considered until the firm has submitted all information necessary for conducting the peer review, including the name of the review or team captain.
All peer reviewers must have access to PRISM to complete electronic submission of MFCs. In addition, resumes must be updated at least annually through PRISM. In addition, all resumes will be verified at least every three years pursuant to guidance in the AICPA Oversight Handbook. The objective of oversight is to ensure compliance with the Standards and consistency in implementation. Verification will include specific information about the number and type of engagements performed as well as the level of involvement in those engagements.
To learn more about the AICPA Member Self-Service initiative and to download instructions, visit the For Peer Reviewers section.
Common Reviewer DeficienciesListed below are deficiencies commonly committed by reviewers:
Documents Required by LCPA for All Engagements Reviews