On-demand webinar

Peer review insights: How to be better prepared and spot common audit deficiencies

How to be better prepared and spot common audit deficiencies


Alison Parker, CPA

Senior Technical Editor, Thomson Reuters

Shawn O'Brien, CPA

Senior Consultant, Thomson Reuters

What you will take away

After watching this webcast, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand peer review focus areas
  • Identify ways to avoid such comments on your next peer review
  • Apply best practices and share ideas with other members of your audit teams

Additional details

  • Alison Parker, CPA
    Senior Technical Editor, Thomson Reuters

    Alison Parker, CPA, is a senior technical editor of PPC products for the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters. She is a contributing author of PPC’s Guide to PCAOB Audits, PPC’s Guide to Audits of Nonpublic Companies, PPC’s Practice Aids for Audits of 403(b) Plans, and PPC’s Practice Aids for Audits of Form 11-K Benefit Plans, as well as a coauthor of PPC’s Practice Aids for Audits Performed under International Standards and The PPC Accounting and Auditing Update newsletter.

    Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, she was a senior audit manager for Whitley Penn LLP. Ms. Parker has also worked as an accounting manager in the pharmaceutical industry and as an audit manager for KPMG LLP.

    Her extensive experience includes providing a wide range of accounting, auditing, and consulting services to public, private, and nonprofit clients.

  • Shawn O'Brien, CPA
    Senior Consultant, Thomson Reuters

    Shawn O’Brien, CPA, is a senior consultant for Thomson Reuters / AuditWatch. He specializes in providing audit efficiency and quality, and core-level training for accounting firms.

    Shawn was previously an Audit Senior Manager at Deloitte in Pittsburgh where he specialized in construction contractors, health care, not for profits, and middle market manufacturers. He also taught numerous local and national seminars for Deloitte. 

    Shawn graduated from Duquesne University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration majoring in accounting. He began his career at E&Y. He is a member of the AICPA.

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