Essential Audit Skills and Audit Report Writing in Austin this Fall

 

Essential Audit Skills and Audit Report Writing in Austin this Fall

 

Two courses designed specifically for auditors - REGISTER TODAY!

  • Essential Audit Skills (2-Day Course) 
    – October 24 & 25, 2011

  • The Art of the Finding 
    – November 14, 2011

Courses will be held at the Thompson Center on the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas*

Qualifies for Yellow Book CPE hours!

 

Austin, TX   *Austin – a fun destination

The best time to visit Austin is between October and April; the weather is mild and activities abound.  Our training location is on the UT Campus adjacent to the Capital complex and convenient to music and cultural hotspots.
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Essential Audit Skills – 2-Day Course

$290 for 16 hours of Governmental CPE

After several projects, the new auditor begins to piece together his or her role in the auditing process. Without an understanding of key audit skills, new auditors can easily spend valuable audit hours doing the wrong thing. 

New auditors will feel more comfortable doing their work once they understand the essentials of each phase of the audit - planning, risk assessment, audit program design, fieldwork, working paper development, and issue development. This course covers the latest standards and concepts regarding risk assessment and internal control assessments and covers the basics of the auditor’s responsibilities for fraud detection.

Objectives:

  • How to develop a finding or audit issue
  • How to gather evidence for audit conclusions and opinions
  • How to document what you’ve done in the working papers
  • What the steps of the audit are and how your work fits in
  • Which standards you must follow
  • How to document and consider the risk of fraud
  • How to evaluate the strength of internal controls
  • When to discuss progress and issues with your supervisor
  • How to distinguish between over-auditing and under-auditing

 

Program level: Beginning

Instructional method: Group live instruction

NASBA Category of Study: Auditing (Governmental)

Advance Preparation: None

Who should attend: Auditors with less than one year of government audit experience. Auditors and monitors of governmental funds and programs who need to understand how to apply governmental auditing standards to their work and recipients of governmental funds who undergo auditing or monitoring from an oversight or granting agency. This course is applicable to both internal auditors and external auditors and monitors.

Recommended CPE credit: 16 hours of NASBA qualified hours that counts toward the 24 hour Yellowbook CPE requirements

Location: Thompson Center on the University of Texas Campus in Austin, Texas

Date: October 24 & 25, 2011

 

TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE:

1. Download and complete registration form
2. Fax or mail as directed on form (include payment if not paying online)

To pay online, click the register button below:

SCHEDULE:
Registration: 8 a.m.  
Course begins: 8:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. 
Day ends: 5:00 p.m.

 


The Art of the Finding

$180 for 8 hours of Yellow Book Qualified CPE

A logically organized finding is a gift to the reader and to the tax-paying public. By using a few key guidelines on content and organization, the team can create an audit report masterpiece! This course is centered on the Yellow Book and IIA requirements regarding audit findings and reports.

Objectives:

  • Generate concise and logical findings in an hour or less
  • Choose the strongest content for your finding
  • Justify how much detail to share in the report
  • Quantify findings
  • Edit findings and provide meaningful feedback

 

Program level: Intermediate

Delivery method: Group live

Recommended CPE credit: 8 hours

Who should attend: Auditors who write or review audit reports

Location: Thompson Center on the University of Texas Campus in Austin, Texas

Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Date: November 14, 2011

 

TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE:

1. Download and complete registration form
2. Fax or mail as directed on form (include payment if not paying online)

To pay online, click the register button below:

SCHEDULE:
Registration: 8 a.m.  
Course begins: 8:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. 
Day ends: 5:00 p.m.


 

 

Leita Hart-FantaLeita Hart-FantaCPA, CGFM, CGAP makes auditing fun and easy. Leita is the author of numerous self-study courses on governmental auditing including The Yellow Book Interpreted and The Risk Assessment SASs. She is the creator and owner of Yellowbook-CPE.com and has led over 900 seminars and workshops for state societies of CPAs, Western CPE, CPA firms, and federal and local government audit shops. She is a monthly columnist for Single Audit Magazine.www.auditskills.com

 

 

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