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Audit Skills Training: Level 4 -- In-Charge (4AUD)

  • Format Live Seminar
  • Credits 8
  • Level Intermediate
  • Field of Study Auditing (8)

To register for a live seminar, visit the sponsoring state society’s website.

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Level 4 focuses on building upon an auditor’s technical experience to identify and resolve complex accounting and financial reporting issues, and introduces improving people and project management. This course will teach the skills necessary to improving the firm’s profitability and ability to deliver high quality audits for more complex engagements. NOTE: Participants must sign up for both consecutive days. Please check the registration calendar to find both complementary dates, which will run in consecutive order.

Major Topics

Each module includes a lecture followed by in-class group case studies and activities. In this two-day course, the following two-hour modules will be presented:

  • Day 1:
    • Fraud risk considerations: Fraud in smaller and mid-size environments
    • Audit documentation & review: Responsibilities when reviewing workpapers
    • Risk-based audit concepts: Assessing risk for a higher quality audit
    • Internal controls: Internal control advanced concepts
  • Day 2:
    • A/R and revenue: Auditing estimates 
    • Analytical procedures: Maximizing analytic procedure audit evidence
    • Research: Performing research -- FASB codification
    • Client and engagement management: Client and engagement management

Learning Objectives

  • Explain common fraud schemes in small and mid-size entities
  • Describe the importance of thoughtful workpaper review
  • Explain advanced internal control and analytic procedures techniques
  • Research complex accounting and financial reporting issues
  • Discuss the critical importance of proper client and engagement management to ensure a high quality and profitable audit
  • Be familiar with the results of the numerous case studies, exercises, and illustrations that reinforce key learning points throughout the course

Who should take this course:

Professionals with experience as leaders and 2-3 busy seasons of experience

Experience on basic audit engagements







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