Improve the quality of your accounting practice and make quality reviews easier

Quality Assurance for Accountants is the only consulting firm in Australia devoted solely to helping accounting practices strengthen their quality and risk assurance systems and complete quality reviews successfully.
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The expert quality assurance consultant for accounting firms in Australia

 

Craig Allen, FCPA CA

With decades of experience in quality assurance, Craig can help your firm meet practice standards and pass quality reviews, including by preparing compliant APES 320 (quality control) and APES 325 (risk management) manuals.

Craig was a quality assurance reviewer for CPA Australia for 16 years, and a past member of its Board of Quality Review and Public Practice Committee. He is currently a mentor for the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) mentoring program.

Craig has helped more than 500 accounting practices in Australia as a quality assurance consultant or quality reviewer.

More importantly, Craig has been in public practice for more than 30 years. This gives him a full understanding of the challenges faced by all practitioners – not only in their day-to-day operations but in meeting the quality standards set by their respective accounting bodies.

 

 

 

 

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Craig is a member of all three professional bodies

Craig is an expert on quality assurance practices for the three major professional bodies: CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Follow these links for overviews of each organisation’s quality assurance programs:

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Best Practice Program

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Quality and Practice Review Program

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Public Practice Quality Assurance

 

 

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Our Solutions

Our packaged services have helped hundreds of accounting practices of all types and sizes, from sole practitioners to multi-partner firms.

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Basic Package

For Accounting Practices preparing for a quality review

 

 

This is a streamlined quality assurance package designed to assist and position your practice in preparation for a quality review. We’ll spend about 90 minutes interviewing you, gathering all necessary information, and then developing your complying APES 320 and APES 325 manuals.






 

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Deluxe Package

For accounting practices looking to improve their overall QA system and prepare for a quality review

 

The deluxe package is the complete solution that most of our clients choose. It involves an on-site, in-depth review of files and your existing quality control system. We provide feedback in-line with industry standards and the expectations of your accounting body, helping you improve your quality standards and quality system to achieve best practice.





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Post-review Package

For accounting practices that have already been reviewed and need help




This quality assurance solution is for accounting practices that need help resolving issues encountered in a quality review. We will help you resolve these issues, advise on best practices, and improve your overall quality control system.

 

 

 






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Premium Package

For accounting firms looking for a regular quality practice consultant




We will act as your external quality control manager and consultant. We’ll establish effective quality assurance guidelines, regularly review your files, and maintain your practice’s compliance with APES Board requirements and those of professional bodies. This specialised service saves practices from hiring a full-time or part-time employee to oversee quality systems. We provide this service on a contract basis.

 

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Value Package

For Accountants looking to buy or sell a practice

 

 

 

Whether you plan to buy or sell an accounting practice, we can help with your due diligence process by assessing the practice files and ensuring that the practice is compliant with current quality standards. This provides buyers with helpful information for their purchasing decision and allows sellers to sell their firm at a higher price.

 

 

 

 

 

WHY USE A QUALITY ASSURANCE CONSULTANT?

 

We can save you time and headaches by:

  • Providing expert independent advice to help you improve areas of your accounting public practice, before it is scrutinised in a quality assurance review
  • Preparing compliant APES 320 and APES 325 manuals
  • Significantly increase your chances of being a compliant practice - Ensuring your quality control system meets the mandatory standards
  • Eliminating the need for a full-time or part-time employee to oversee your practice’s quality control system

 

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ARE YOUR QUALITY ASSURANCE MANUALS UP TO DATE?

 

COVID-19 EFFECTS ON QUALITY ASSURANCE MANUALS

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed how businesses operate. These changes can impact the quality standards of your public practice, especially if you have remote staff. It is critical and mandatory that you align your APES 320 and APES 325 manuals with your firm’s current work practices and risk profile.

 

 

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