Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0020-06-.04 - BASIC REQUIREMENTS

(1) Each firm location required to hold a permit to practice under Tenn. Code Ann. § 62-1-108, which performs attest services, shall be covered by a peer review at least once every three (3) years with a report of that review to be submitted to the Committee. However, the initial review must be completed by August 31 of the next calendar year following the initial date of issuance of the firm permit.
(2) Each firm that performs one or more audit engagements shall have an on-site peer review. Firms that perform only compilations or reviews in accordance with SSARS shall have either an on-site or off-site peer review.
(3) Each firm is responsible for having the review(s) performed at its own cost by a reviewer approved by the Committee or in the alternative, submitting proof of compliance with an approved peer review program.
(4) Failure of a firm to be enrolled in a board-approved peer review program in a timely manner will result in the denial of the firm's permit to practice.
(5) Firms with multiple locations may submit a single peer review report covering all locations.
(6) Firm locations not providing attest services shall not be required to undergo a peer review
(7) The Peer Review Program of the Board does not provide for reviews of Audits of Governmental Grant Recipients, Publicly Traded Companies, or Financial Institutions. Those reviews must be obtained through one (1) of the other approved peer review programs.
(8) Firms receiving peer reviews under the PCAOB program will also be required to have a peer review under an approved peer review program that covers the portion of the firms' practice not regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0020-06-.04
Original rule filed August 2, 1996; effective October 16, 1996. Repeal and new rule filed June 10, 1999; effective August 24, 1999. Amendment filed October 17, 2003; effective December 31, 2003. Amendment filed August 15, 2006; effective October 29, 2006. Amendment filed March 26, 2012; effective June 24, 2012.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 62-1-105 and 62-1-201.

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