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CPE for Government Auditors

How to Conduct a Performance/Operational Audit

Performance auditors must create their entire project from scratch, including choosing the audit criteria, developing an audit objective, and writing the audit program.

The Institute of Internal Auditors and the Government Auditing Standards give us some guidance, but don’t lay out a step-by-step approach. In this class, we will go over a logical step-by-step approach to audit any subject matter against any given criteria. We’ll use an interesting case study to tie it all together. Frequent references to standards will keep you grounded and compliant.

You will learn:

  • Determine the scope of your audit
  • Describe what the IIA and the GAO have to say about performance audits
  • Set clear objectives and sub-objectives
  • Design actionable audit program steps to minimize fieldwork
  • Use a simple risk assessment model that considers inherent and control risk
  • Breakdown a broad audit subject
  • Formulate a conclusion and recommendations

Who should attend: Auditors who conduct a performance audits or are thinking about taking one on.

Program level: Basic

Prerequisites: No prerequisites or advance preparation required

Delivery method: Group live

Recommended CPE credit: 8 hours

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