Essential Auditing Skills and Techniques for the Government Auditor includes a self-study e-book delivered to you immediately upon purchase for 9 hours of CPE credit.
This e-book will give you the confidence you need to take on any government audit assignment.
Let Leita guide you through every step of conducting an audit including assessing risk, refining the audit objective, choosing methodologies, and documenting your work: all the essential auditing skills and techniques that will serve you no matter where, or for whom, you audit.
Your 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.
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 you are reading. This e-book covers the three types of audits typical in the government environment – a financial audit, a performance audit, and a compliance audit.
Frequent references to applicable audit standards (from the IIA, GAO, or AICPA) will keep us grounded.
Course objectives for Essential Auditing Skills and Techniques for the Government Auditor include:
- Contrast the objective and scope
- List the basic questions that auditors seek to answer
- Differentiate between standard-setting bodies
- Identify the different types of audits
- Identify and arrange the steps in conducting an audit
- Associate the steps of an audit with the phases of an audit
- Detect common flaws in the conduct of an audit
- Identify common deliverables on an audit
- Describe the requirements for gaining an understanding of an audit subject
- Assess the weakness in a given criteria
- Distinguish between the two main steps of performing a risk assessment
- Distinguish between the types of inherent risk
- Classify controls into the components of the COSO model of controls
- Distinguish between a control’s design and its implementation
- Distinguish among inherent risk, control risk, and detection risk
- Define terms used in risk assessment for a financial audit
- Distinguish among inherent risk, control risk, and detection risk in a performance audit
- Apply the two basic steps of conducting a risk assessment for a compliance audit
- Distinguish between a workable objective and a vague objective
- Detect weak and vague audit methodologies
- Classify evidence into one of three types
- Differentiate between “sufficient” evidence and “appropriate” evidence
- Identify and order the steps of conducting an interview
- Distinguish among the elements of a working paper
- Describe the standards for working paper documentation
- Distinguish among the elements of a finding
- Evaluate whether a finding follows the simple rules of logical organization of a finding
- Identify the questions that you should consider at the end of your engagements
Program level: Basic
Instructional method: Self-study text with online qualified assessment. QAS SS
NASBA Category of Study: Auditing – Governmental
Advance preparation: None
Who should attend: Auditors
Recommended CPE credit: 9 hours
Author: Leita Hart-Fanta, CPA, CGFM, CGAP
This course is also included in the Essential Skills Bundle and the Performance Audit Essentials Bundle.
This course does qualify for the 24 hour Yellow Book CPE requirement.
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What People Say About This Course
“This was a refresher course for me. I did auditing for 16 years and stepped away to do accounting. I’m going back into auditing and it was great for that.” – CPA in public practice
“Metaphors/Examples and paraphrasing audit jargon really brought the material down to earth. The lessons themselves really reinforced the work I do.” – State agency auditor
“I like the way the author explain things very much. She is very knowledgeable the the most important thing is that her material makes the audit sound fun and interesting. She make very difficult subjects becoming easily to understand. Thank you very much!!!!!” – CPA in public practice
“Just finished your book…and it was hands down the BEST auditing book I have ever read. I really enjoyed your insights and humor which is very rare in our Profession.” – Ray Steine, CPA
“In my opinion, the written guide was more entertaining to read than just reading the Yellowbook standards by itself. The guide did a great job in summarizing the main points of Yellowbook, while still keeping my attention when reviewing the entire guide.” – State Auditor
“The emphasis on planning and the need to refine your objectives to avoid wasting time going down rabbit holes will benefit me most.” – Finance Auditor
“Well written to make complex concepts easy to understand. The author did an outstanding job of using examples (and levity) to explain/develop the concepts.” – CPA in Public Practice
“Wish I had taken this course 20 years ago.” – CPA in Public Practice
“All the information will be useful. The information on risk assessment was very helpful and there were some good tips for interviewing. The rules and tips for writing a finding were also beneficial.” – CPA in Public Practice