SRA Accounts Rules

by Steve Collings

As a reporting accountant working for a solicitor, you need to understand and comply with the SRA Accounts Rules. This course aims to simplify these rules and give you the confidence to accept an engagement and fulfil your obligations.

price £75+vat
cpd hours 4 CPD hours
access 120 days' access

This course will enable you to

  • Understand the SRA Accounts Rules and how to apply them.
  • Plan an assignment and spot red flags and potential pitfalls.
  • Make sure that "client money" is being treated appropriately.
  • Issue a qualified or unqualified report.

About the course

Becoming a reporting accountant for a solicitor means that you are required to report on compliance with the SRA Accounts Rules and these rules can be daunting.

This course aims to simplify the rules and give you the confidence to take on this role. You will understand how to ensure that independence is maintained and assess when a solicitor client is required to obtain an SRA accountant's report. You will then explore how to plan the assignment, and what red flags to watch out. Also, you will look at the processes used to test compliance with the rules and finally, how to complete the assignment.

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Contents

  • Regulation and acceptance
    • Legislative requirements
    • Following the rules
    • Accepting engagement as reporting accountant
    • Structure of the SRA Accounts Rules
    • Whose money is it anyway?
    • Client money
  • Independence requirements and planning
    • Independence
    • Maintaining independence
    • Planning the assignment
    • Pitfalls
    • Red flags
  • Testing the records
    • Test time
    • Testing the reconciliations
    • The file review
    • Operation of banking facilities
    • Other areas which may be tested
    • Key areas of compliance
  • Report completion
    • Completing the assignment
    • To qualify or not to qualify?
    • Breaches
    • Anti-money laundering considerations
    • The last hurdle

Author

Steve Collings

Steve Collings is the audit and technical director at Leavitt Walmsley Associates Ltd, Cheshire. He specialises in UK GAAP, IFRS, Solicitors Accounts Rules and auditing and is also a nationwide lecturer on these subjects.

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Access to this course
Total CPD unitshourshours4 unitshourshours
Access period120 days
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Immediate access to our entire CPD catalogue
Exclusive news and CPD every week plus monthly webinars, all year round
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Total CPD unitshourshours21 units20 hours21 hours
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Exclusive news and CPD every week plus monthly webinars, all year round
Account manager on hand to support your team's needs
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Keep your whole team up to date.

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Total CPD unitshourshours800+ unitshourshours
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Account manager on hand to support your team's needs
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