Essential audit skills training will give you the confidence you need to take on any audit assignment.
As we cover the key steps of performing an audit – including risk assessment, objective setting, evidence gathering, audit documentation, and audit reporting – your knowledge of how your work fits into the whole audit will be fortified. You will ‘get’ why your audit supervisor keeps asking you to do certain things.
You might even be able to teach that smart-pants on your audit team a thing or two when we are done.
But this class isn’t only for new auditors – it is helpful for new auditors and experienced auditors alike. Yes, new auditors experience unfamiliar skills for the first time, but experienced auditors will also benefit as they recognize and resolve unproductive habits.
- Compose a finding or audit issue
- Choose how to gather evidence for your audit conclusions
- Apply a simple risk assessment model to your audit subject
- Document what you’ve done in the working papers
- Breakdown the steps of an audit and describe how your work fits in
- Identify which standards you must follow
- Distinguish between a test of fact and a test of controls
- Document key controls
- Refine the audit objective and reach resulting conclusions
- Recognize when to discuss issues with your supervisor
- Distinguish between over-auditing and under-auditing
Who should attend: Auditors seeking to learn new skills.
Program level: Basic
Prerequisites: No prerequisites or advance preparation required
Delivery method: Group live
Recommended CPE credit: 16+ hours
Questions? You can find our FAQ here.
What People Say About This Course
“This was my absolute favorite training I’ve taken thus far. Everyone on my team came back to the office super excited to share what we had learned. I really enjoyed my time in the course and I hope to take more courses soon with Leita.” – Essential Audit Skills Training participant
“This course provided so much clarity to me for being so new to this industry. The instructor really made it fun, enjoyable, and very engaging; even after getting minimal sleep from a late plane arrival, I was involved throughout the entire course and I will use this material throughout my journey towards obtaining my CPA in the next 2 years.” – Essential Audit Skills Training participant
“This course was very well-thought out and organized. Her delivery is methodical and professional, yet she is personable and friendly at the same time. She does a great job of engaging the students through group exercises and class discussions, which were both interesting and rigorous. (No one can get away with being a seat warmer or zoning out in her class.) I also appreciated all the real-life and on-the-job examples that she applied. I found these activities to be instrumental in reinforcing the critical concepts.” – Douglas Cook, CPA, Principal
“I’m so lucky to have had your Audit Skills and Audit Reporting Clinic courses as a foundation for my “2nd career!” This little chart remains pinned to my wall even 3 years later. They’ve served me so well, and your approach was so methodical, logical, and engaging that I, as a complete (and somewhat terrified) novice, was able to absorb, understand, and remember the material very well. Thank you!” – Amber Rowland, Contract Compliance Monitor
“I’ve only been in Auditing for one month and the instructor was made the course interesting. Working in small groups helped with getting different opinions.” – Essential Audit Skills Training participant
“Instructor dissected the entire audit process from planning to report writing with a great sense of humor that kept students interested.” – Essential Audit Skills Training participant
“I’ve been an auditor for 5 weeks. Until this course I felt in over my head. Now I have a clearer understanding of my purpose at work.” – Essential Audit Skills Training participant
“The course was a very good introduction to auditing. Any new person would enjoy the subject matter covered.” – Essential Audit Skills Training participant