The 2018 GAO Yellow Book Interpreted includes a self-study e-book delivered to you immediately upon purchase for 10 hours of CPE credit.
Is it time for you to know the GAO Yellow Book – really know it?
Let Leita be your guide, as she converts the 2018 Government Auditing Standards (also known as GAGAS) into plain English and helps you apply its unique standard and guidance to your audit.
This text covers the latest on independence, quality control, and audit planning. All three types of engagements – financial, attestation, and performance – are covered. Whether you are an internal auditor, government monitor, or external auditor, the Yellow Book applies to you.
Course objectives include:
- Differentiate between the Yellow Book and other auditing standards
- Assess whether an engagement requires the use of the Yellow Book
- Identify the way the Yellow Book is organized
- Conclude which standards should and must be applied to each type of audit
- Distinguish among the three types of Yellow Book engagements
- Distinguish among the three types of attestation engagements
- Classify your ethical responsibilities in the government environment
- Apply the conceptual framework in evaluating threats to your independence as an auditor
- Define professional skepticism per GAO standards
- Assess whether an audit team has met competency standards
- Determine whether an audit team has met the Yellow Book requirements regarding quality control and peer review
- Differentiate between major themes in the Yellow Book and minor themes
- Classify an audit finding as: an internal control weakness; a violation of contract or grant agreement; fraud; or abuse
- Define abuse and your responsibility with regard to abuse in the government environment
- Identify the purpose of the GAO’s Green Book.
- Distinguish between components of internal control.
- Distinguish between management objectives
- Choose a finite subject matter on which to apply controls
- Identify the auditor’s responsibilities regarding application of the Green Book
- Classify an audit finding as: an internal control weakness; a violation of contract or grant agreement; fraud; or abuse and waste
- Differentiate among the elements of a finding
- Differentiate between the concepts of materiality and significance
- Identify factors that affect audit risk in a performance audit
- Define the parameters of an audit project: audit objective, audit scope, and audit methodology
- Distinguish among the types of information that you “should” and “may” gather during the planning phase of a performance audit
- Distinguish among the types of evidence and judge their relative strength
- Distinguish between mandatory and optional documentation requirements
- Identify communication requirements for all types of Yellow Book engagements
- Identify planning requirements for all types of Yellow Book engagements
CPE Credit Hours: 10
NASBA Category of Study: Auditing (Governmental)
Program level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: One or more years experience in auditing.
Advance preparation: None
Who should attend: Auditors
Instructional method: Self-study text with online quiz. QAS SS
Author: Leita Hart-Fanta, CPA, CGFM, CGAP
This course qualifies for Yellow Book CPE credit.
READ INSIDE THIS BOOK: https://yellowbook-cpe.com/introduction-to-the-yellow-book-interpreted.html
This course is also included in the Yellow Book Standards for Financial Auditors Bundle and the Yellow Book Standards for Performance Auditors Bundle.
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What People Say About This Course
“As a ‘newbie’ to the Yellow Book this course was extremely informative and useful. Thanks!” – City Auditor
“I benefited most from the internal control chapter. I also found that many nebulous concepts sort of clicked together once I read through everything.” – CPA in Public Practice
“I liked the real-world application of the procedures and regulations.” – CPA in Public Practice