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Audit & Assurance: Staff Four - In-Person

Audit & Assurance: Staff Four - In-Person

During the forth session of the four-part comprehensive Audit Staff training events, experienced in-charge staff can enhance their professional skillset and rounding out a comprehensive knowledge of financial auditing.


The senior auditor attending this event will finish their exposure to best practices on increasingly advanced audit topics. This event explores complex topics including revenue recognition, income taxes, estimates and fair value, financial reporting, and the auditor's report.

Focused on the in-charge senior auditor

You can master the tradecraft for your current position and prepare for future audit management challenges by understanding the contents of this training program:

  • Engagement Management and Supervision
  • Risk Assessment and Advanced Internal Control Considerations
  • Auditing Revenue Recognition
  • Auditing Deferred Income Taxes
  • Auditing Estimates and Fair Value
  • Using a Service Organization and the Use of a Specialist
  • Overview of Financial Reporting
  • Concluding the Audit - Reporting and Engagement Administration

Professionals who will benefit by attending are new in-charge and experienced audit staff with more than two to three years of audit experience.

Each attendee will receive 16 Auditing CPE Event Hours (YB). A certificate of completion will be provided.

  • Details on Event Presentation

    The in-person sessions will be as follows:

    Thursday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    We can schedule private in-person events on your timetable for two or more attendees.

  • CPE Event Highlights

    • Audit risk assessment
    • Engagement management and supervision
    • Auditing revenue recognition
    • Auditing estimates and fair value measurements
    • Complex topics including pensions, leases, equity, and income taxes Using a service organization
    • Internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR)
    • Concluding the financial audit
  • Learning Objectives

    Improve the effectiveness of attendees by:

    • Knowing the basics of internal control Identify key concerns related to fraud
    • Understand the purpose and procedures of analytical procedures and their role in an audit.
    • Recognize the potential of audit data analytics and their effectiveness in specific areas.
    • Identify typical audit procedures assigned to new staff
  • Key Issues on the Agenda


    Session 1: Audit Planning and Tactics

    • Audit risk assessment
    • Audit plan Setting objectives
    • Defining the scope

    Session 2: Team Leadership and Staff Development

    • Know the client
    • Know yourself
    • Know your team and firm management
    • Team dynamics

    Session 3: Audit Field Work

    • Audit program
    • Audit analytics
    • Internal controls testing
    • Quality control and workpaper reviews
    • Client interaction

    Session 4: Critical Audit Matters

    • Revenue Recognition
    • Deferred Income Taxes
    • Estimates and Fair Value
    • Service Organizations
    • Use of a Specialist
    • Consideration of Fraud Financial Reporting

    Session 5: Engagement Management During the Financial Audit

    • Maintaining independence
    • Professional skepticism
    • Due professional care
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Conflict resolution and problem solving
    • Time and resource management

    Session 6: Audit Technology and Tools

    • Audit project management
    • Audit workpaper management tools
    • Audit sampling tools
    • AI usage

    Session 7: Concluding the Financial Audit

    • Client management
    • Engagement quality review
    • Evaluating aduit results
    • Unqualified opinion
    • Quallified opinon
    • Interim reviews

    Session 8: Summary and Wrap-Up

  • NASBA Program Disclosure

    Program Level of Understanding: Intermediate

    Prerequisites: None

    Advance Preparation: None

    Delivery Format: Seminar (Group-Live)

    NASBA Field(s) of Study: Auditing

    CPE Credits: 16, based on 50 minutes of instruction per hour

  • Summary of the Subject Matter

    This in-person CPE training event is the fourth in a comprehensive training program for audit staff members. The program aims to provide auditors with the essential knowledge and skills for conducting effective and efficient audits in various domains. The program covers topics such as:

    • Audit fundamentals and the role of staff auditors in the audit process
    • Auditing standards and regulations applicable to different types of audits
    • Audit risk assessment and audit planning techniques
    • Audit evidence and documentation requirements
    • Audit testing and sampling methods
    • Audit reporting and communication skills
    • Audit quality control and improvement

    The in-person program is designed for experienced auditors who want to enhance their professional competence and confidence. The program offers 16 CPE hours for each session and a certificate of completion.

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