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 and updated in 2021) 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
- Assess 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
- 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
- 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
- Define abuse and your responsibility with regard to abuse in the government environment
- 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 of audit experience
Advance preparation: None
Who should attend: Auditors
Instructional method: Self-study text with online qualified assessment. QAS SS
Author: Leita Hart-Fanta, CPA, CGFM, CGAP
This course is also included in the Yellow Book Standards for Financial Auditors Bundle and the Yellow Book Standards for Performance Auditors Bundle.
This course does qualify for the 24 hour Yellow Book CPE requirement.
READ INSIDE THIS BOOK: https://yellowbook-cpe.com/introduction-to-the-yellow-book-interpreted.html
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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
“Use of real life examples to provide perspective and understanding of key (and sometimes confusing) concepts.” – Legislative Auditor
“It puts the yellow book into easier to understand terms.” – State Legislative Auditor
“Easy to understand and navigate through the material.” – CPA in Public Practice