CPE for Government Auditors

Essential Auditing Skills


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$120 includes self-study manual and online quiz for 10 hours of CPE credit.


“Personal and common sense examples and delivery.”
– State Agency Internal Auditor, December 2015

“I enjoyed the funny examples throughout the course and how the material was not written in a dry, textbook manner.”
– Auditor with an Inspector General, August 2014

“I recently ordered one of your publications and I must say that it is the best book on the new SAS pronouncements that I have ever read. You certainly have a gift with words.”
– Isaac N., CPA, North Carolina, 2008

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Let Leita guide you through every step of conducting an audit including assessing risk, refining the audit objective, choosing methodologies, and documenting your work. The auditor’s responsibilities for fraud, useful interviewing tips, and the elements of a finding are covered using case studies, frequent references to audit standards, and stories of audit failures and successes.

This course applies to all auditors – whether auditing commercial entities, not-for-profits, or governments. And all audit types.


  • Identify and arrange the steps of conducting an audit
  • Detect common flaws in the conduct of an audit
  • Identify common deliverables on an audit
  • Assess the weakness in a given criteria
  • Distinguish between the types of inherent risk
  • Classify controls into the categories of the COSO model of controls
  • Distinguish between a control’s design and implementation
  • Distinguish among inherent risk, control risk, and detection risk
  • Distinguish between a workable objective and a vague objective
  • Detect weak and vague audit program steps
  • Order the steps of conducting an interview
  • Identify the standards for working paper documentation
  • Evaluate whether a finding follows the simple rules of logical organization of a finding

Program level: Beginning

Instructional method: Self-study text with online quiz

NASBA Category of Study: Auditing

Advance preparation: None

Who should attend: Financial, compliance and performance auditors

Recommended CPE credit: 10 hours


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