Peer REview

At the core of the CPA profession is integrity and the protection of the public. To achieve adherence to the highest possible professional standards, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) established the Peer Review Program for AICPA members in public practice who provide attestation services. Peer Review is also a statutory requirement for Kansas firms.

Public accounting firms engage a peer firm to review and report on its system of quality control in the application of professional standards. Most firms are required to have a peer review covering a one-year period, once every three years. This program is designed to be educational and allows firms to communicate with their fellow peers on the objectives of the accounting profession.

For over 25 years, the Kansas Society of CPAs has administered the AICPA Peer Review Program in the state of Kansas for firms with their main offices located in Kansas for members and non-members of the AICPA and/or KSCPA. The KSCPA Board of Directors, Peer Review Committee and staff evaluated the challenges and infrastructure needed going forward to implement the AICPA's enhanced requirements to administer the peer review program.  Based on the evaluation, the decision was made to transfer the peer review administration to the Oklahoma Society of CPAs (OSCPA) effective November 1, 2020.

For more information on OSCPA, please see OSCPA website for peer review information.