Kan. Admin. Regs. § 74-5-2 - Definitions

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

Each of the following terms, wherever used in this article of the board's regulations, shall have the meaning specified in this regulation:

(a) "AICPA" means American institute of certified public accountants.
(b) "AICPA professional standards" means the standards specified in this subsection, including definitions and interpretations, published by the AICPA, which are hereby adopted by reference. As used in the following AICPA professional standards, "member" shall mean a person or firm subject to the board's regulation:
(1) "U.S. auditing standards-AICPA (clarified)" in "AICPA professional standards," volume 1, pages 371364, except pages 1279-1285, as in effect on June 1, 2016, and statement on auditing standards no. 132, "the auditor's consideration of an entity's ability to continue as a going concern," dated February 2017;
(2) "statements on standards for attestation engagements" in "AICPA professional standards," volume 1, pages 1373-1705, as in effect on June 1, 2016;
(3) "U.S. attestation standards-AICPA (clarified)" in "AICPA professional standards," volume 1, pages 17272095, as in effect on June 1, 2016;
(4) "statements on standards for accounting and review services [clarified]" in "AICPA professional standards," volume 2, pages 2719-2882, as in effect on June 1, 2016, and the following statements issued after June 1, 2016:
(A) Statement on standards for accounting and review services no. 22, "compilation of pro forma financial information," except the three unnumbered pages before the table of contents, issued September 2016; and
(B) statement on standards for accounting and review services no. 23, "omnibus statement on standards for accounting and review services-2016," except the six unnumbered pages before the table of contents, issued October 2016;
(5) "code of professional conduct" in "AICPA professional standards," volume 2, pages 2883-3076, as in effect on June 1, 2016, except for the following sections in Part 1:
(A) Section 1.800.001, "form of organization and name";
(B) section 1.810.020, "partner designation";
(C) section 1.810.030, "a member's responsibility for nonmember practitioners";
(D) section 1.810.040, "attest engagement performed with a former partner";
(E) section 1.810.050, "alternative practice structures"; and
(F) section 1.820.040, "use of a common brand name in firm name";
(6) "statements on standards for valuation services" in "AICPA professional standards," volume 2, pages 32933344, as in effect on June 1, 2016;
(7) "consulting services" in "AICPA professional standards," volume 2, pages 3345-3350, as in effect on June 1, 2016;
(8) "quality control" in "AICPA professional standards," volume 2, pages 3353-3386, as in effect on June 1, 2016;
(9) "standards for performing and reporting on peer reviews" in "AICPA professional standards," volume 2, pages 3387-3588, as in effect on June 1, 2016;
(10) "tax services" in "AICPA professional standards," volume 2, pages 3589-3630, as in effect on June 1, 2016; and
(11) "personal financial planning" in "AICPA professional standards," volume 2, pages 3639-3654, as in effect on June 1, 2016.

All definitions included in the standards adopted in this subsection shall apply only to the documents adopted by reference.

(c) "Audit" means an independent examination of financial information or assertions of any entity, regardless of profit orientation, size, and legal form, if the examination is conducted to express an opinion thereon.
(d) "Board" means Kansas board of accountancy.
(e) "Certified public accountant" and "CPA" mean any of the following:
(1) A holder of a Kansas certificate;
(2) a person practicing certified public accountancy under the authorization to practice as provided in K.S.A. 1-322 and amendments thereto; or
(3) a firm.
(f) "Compilation" shall have the meaning specified in K.S.A. 1-321 and amendments thereto.
(g) "Firm" shall have the meaning specified in K.S.A. 1-321 and amendments thereto.
(h) "Generally accepted accounting principles" and "GAAP" mean the following standards, as applicable, in effect as specified and hereby adopted by reference:
(1) "Federal accounting standards," issued by the federal accounting standards advisory board (FASAB) in "FASAB handbook of federal accounting standards and other pronouncements, as amended," as in effect on June 30, 2016, except for the following portions: the forward, the preamble, and appendixes A-F. The following standards issued after June 30, 2016 are also adopted:
(A) Statement of federal financial accounting standards 50, "establishing opening balances for general property, plant, and equipment: amending statement of federal financial accounting standards (SFFAS) 6, SFFAS 10, SFFAS 23, and rescinding SFFAS 35," dated August 4, 2016; and
(B) statement of federal financial accounting standards 51, "insurance programs," dated January 18, 2017;
(2) accounting principles as adopted by the financial accounting standards board (FASB) and contained in "FASB accounting standards codification," including accounting standards updates, as contained in volumes 1 through 5, published by the financial accounting standards board (FASB), as in effect on October 31, 2016;
(3) financial accounting principles for state and local governments as adopted by the governmental accounting standards board (GASB) as follows:
(A) "GASB codification of governmental accounting and financial reporting standards," issued by the governmental accounting standards board, as in effect on June 30, 2016;
(B) GASB statement no. 83, "certain asset retirement obligations," except appendices A and B, issued November 2016;
(C) GASB statement no. 84, "fiduciary activities," except appendices A and B, issued January 2017; and
(D) GASB statement no. 85, "omnibus 2017," except appendices A and B, issued March 2017; and
(4) international accounting and reporting principles established by the international accounting standards board (lASB) as contained in "IFRS® standards," part A, issued by the international accounting standards board, as in effect on January 1, 2017, except part A, pages A7-A25.
(i) "Government auditing standards" means the "government auditing standards" issued by the United States government accountability office, 2011 revision, revised on January 20, 2012, which is hereby adopted by reference, except pages 1-3 and appendixes I and III.
(j) "Licensed municipal public accountant" and "lMpA" mean a holder of a permit issued under the laws of Kansas to practice as a municipal public accountant.
(k) "PCAOB" means the public company accounting oversight board created by the Sarbanes-Oxley act of 2002.
(l) "Practice of certified public accountancy" means performing or offering to perform attest or nonattest services for the public while using the designation "certified public accountant" or "CPA" in conjunction with these services. "Attest" and "nonattest" services shall have the meaning specified in K.S.A. 1-321 and amendments thereto.
(m) "Standards of the PCAOB" means the following, which are hereby adopted by reference:
(1) In "public company accounting oversight board bylaws and rules-rules-professional standards" as in effect on December 31, 2016, section 3, "auditing and related professional practice standards," part 1, "general requirements," and part 5, "ethics and independence";
(2) "auditing standards-reorganized," issued by the PCAOB as in effect on December 31, 2016; and
(3) "attestation standard no. 1" and "attestation standard no. 2," issued by the PCAOB as in effect on December 31, 2016.
(n) "Staff accountant" means a certified public accountant who meets the following requirements:
(1) Holds both a Kansas certificate and a Kansas permit;
(2) is employed by a firm that is the certified public accountant's primary employer; and
(3) works at least 1,040 hours for the firm during a calendar year.

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 74-5-2
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 1-202; effective Jan. 1, 1974; amended May 1, 1978; amended May 1, 1979; amended May 1, 1985; amended July 22, 1991; amended July 13, 1992; amended April 5, 1993; amended Aug. 23, 1993; amended Jan. 12, 1996; amended Jan. 8, 1999; amended Nov. 17, 2000; amended Nov. 2, 2001; amended May 27, 2005; amended May 19, 2006; amended Feb. 16, 2007; amended Jan. 11, 2008; amended May 29, 2009; amended Nov. 29, 2010; amended May 25, 2012; amended March 21, 2014; amended Feb. 19, 2016; amended by Kansas Register Volume 37, No. 02; effective January 26, 2018.

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