$120 includes self-study manual and online quiz for 9.5 hours of CPE credit.
Interviewing is one of the auditor’s most common tasks. Handling an interview well is vital to having a successful auditor/auditee relationship. This course focuses on the basics of how to develop effective interviewing skills and build rapport with the people you interview – whether they are employees at an audit client or witnesses during a fraud examination. Topics in this course include relationship building, verbal and nonverbal communication, planning and scheduling an interview, asking and responding to questions, steps in conducting an interview, and documenting an interview and follow-up. The AICPA’s fraud standards and the GAO Performance Audit requirements under GAGAS for detecting fraud are also covered.
Course objectives include:
- Identify the competencies of a good interviewer
- Indicate behaviors that are not conducive to a positive interview
- Identify concepts that can help the interviewer maintain a trustful, pleasant relationship with the client
- Differentiate among body language cues
- Classify evidence into one of three types
- Define chain of custody
- Identify the requirements for uncovering fraud in the audit standards
- Evaluate the pros and cons of various styles of conducting interviews
- Identify the steps of conducting an interview
- Identify negative listening behaviors
- Identify ways to keep the interview on track
Recommended CPE credit: 9.5 hours
NASBA Category of Study: Auditing – Governmental
Program level: Basic
Advance preparation: None
Who should attend: Auditors and fraud examiners who want to develop strong interviewing skills in order to conduct productive and effective interviews.
Instructional method: Self-study text with online quiz. QAS SS
This course qualifies for Yellow Book CPE credit.
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What People Say About This Course
“Leita, it is rare to find such delightful writing in an accountant. Congratulations on integrating many skills into your work. What you write enriches me in areas that have nothing to do with performance auditing. Thanks.”
– March 2013
“The course was easy to read, enjoyable, and provided a lot of good information that will help me as an auditor.”
-Government Internal Auditor, August 2015
“The material was easy to understand. I also thought the price for the amount of credit I received was great.”
-CPA in public practice, November 2015
“The course provided an excellent roadmap for conducting dealing with auditees especially difficult ones.”
“I have learned some things that will make the interviews in the future smoother, quicker and make the documentation of the interviews better.”
“I even used a few tips from it on a pain-in-the-rear VP to get him to see my way on a few issues we had.” —University Internal Auditor, 12/10
“The section on how to ask your client about fraud was very helpful. Asking these questions is not easy and the suggested possible questions were very helpful.”
—County Auditor 1/10