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Managing Audit Quality and Workpapers

Managing Audit Quality and Workpapers

Elevate Your Audit Expertise: Managing Audit Quality and Workpapers


In the intricate dance of auditing, each step, from planning to execution to documentation within the workpapers, plays a pivotal role in crafting a narrative of transparency, accountability, and precision. As auditors, we are not just guardians of financial integrity; we are storytellers in the workpapers, weaving threads of data into coherent tales of operational efficiency and steadfast governance. Audit workpapers are there to protect the internal audit staff. Recognizing this profound responsibility, we've designed a CPE seminar that transcends the conventional approach to audits.


Welcome to "Managing Audit Quality and Workpapers," a CPE seminar where authenticity meets expertise, guiding you through the nuanced world of internal auditing with sincerity and depth.


About the CPE Seminar


Scheduled every six weeks on Wednesdays and Thursdays, our seminar unfolds over two immersive four-hour sessions, each from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Central Time, with a thoughtful lunch break at noon to refresh and reflect. For those seeking a more personalized journey, private events can be tailored to your team's schedule, ensuring a bespoke learning experience for groups of two or more attendees.


Why This Matters to You


Imagine standing at the helm of your audit team, equipped not only with the technical know-how but with the wisdom to navigate the complexities of risk assessment, control evaluation, and evidence gathering and documentation in the workpapers. Picture yourself as not just an auditor, but as a catalyst for positive change, fostering trust and confidence through meticulous workpapers and clear, meaningful communication. Workpapers are a very important protection for the work of the internal auditor. That's the transformation we promise at our CPE seminar.


What You Will Experience


Our CPE seminar is carefully curated to cover the entire audit process, offering insights into:

  • High-Quality Internal Auditing: An exploration of what it means to excel in the auditing field, setting the stage for all that follows and the documentation in the auditing workpapers.
  • Standards and Frameworks: A deep dive into the guidelines that shape our work, from internal audit standards to influential studies and internal control frameworks.
  • Risk Assessment: Techniques for identifying and evaluating risks, ensuring that your audits target areas of highest impact.
  • Audit Planning: Strategies for planning your audits with precision, ensuring every resource is aligned for maximum effectiveness.
  • Audit Fieldwork: Tips for conducting thorough and efficient fieldwork, laying the groundwork for impactful findings being documented in the audting workpapers.
  • Workpaper Quality: Guidance on refining your workpapers, ensuring they are not just records, but powerful tools for insight and action.
  • Concluding the Audit: Best practices for wrapping up your audits, from final evaluations to actionable recommendations within the auditing workpapers.
  • Leveraging Technology: Insights into using audit software to enhance your efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Quality Programs: Strategies for implementing ongoing quality programs within your audit function, ensuring continuous improvement and effective auditing workpapers.
  • Looking Ahead: Preparing for the future of auditing, staying ahead of trends and evolving with the profession.


Learning Objectives


By participating in this CPE seminar, you will gain the ability to:

  • Conduct audits with a clear understanding of the process and objectives.
  • Identify and assess risks with precision, tailoring your audits to address these effectively.
  • Document and evaluate internal controls, ensuring they meet the necessary standards.
  • Employ the best techniques for gathering audit evidence, ensuring your findings are robust and reliable.
  • Prepare auditing workpapers that not only meet compliance requirements but serve as valuable tools for analysis and decision-making.
  • Enhance your interpersonal and team-building skills, fostering a culture of collaboration and excellence.
  • Navigate the audit communication process with clarity and impact, ensuring your findings resonate with stakeholders and clearly documented in the auditing workpapers.


Join Us


This CPE seminar is more than just a learning opportunity; it's a chance to redefine your role as an auditor, transforming the way you approach your work and the impact you can achieve. Whether you're looking to sharpen your skills or inspire your team to new heights, "Managing Audit Quality and Workpapers" offers a path to mastering the art and science of auditing.


For more information and to register for our next session, we invite you to embark on this journey of professional growth and discovery. Together, let's embrace the challenge of elevating the auditing profession, one audit at a time.

  • Details on Event Presentation

    Offered on Wednesday-Thursday once every six weeks in two four hour sessions for 8 CPE credits.

    The sessions will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Central Time Zone. There will be a lunch break from 12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m. each day.

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

    NASBA Program Disclosure

    Program Level of Understanding: Intermediate to Advanced

    Prerequisites: None

    Advance Preparation: None

    Delivery Format: Group Internet Based

    NASBA Field(s) of Study: Auditing

    CPE Credits: 8, based on 50 minutes of instruction per hour

  • CPE Event Highlights

    • What are the IIA Auditing Standards

    • Objectives for the Internal Audit function

    • High-Quality Auditing Workpapers

    • Internal Audit Process Improvements

    • High-Quality teamwork to produce auditing workpapers

    • Risk-based Auditing Plans

    • Conducting High-quality Fieldwork

    • High-quality Audit Evidence

    • Documentation of Exceptions in the workpapers

    • Implementation of a Quality Program

  • Learning Objectives

    • Attendees will understand how an audit is conducted

    • Attendees will learn how to identify risks

    • Attendees will learn how to evaluate and document internal controls

    • Attendees will discover the best techniques for gathering audit evidence

    • Attendees will see the importance of preparing workpapers

    • Attendees will discuss interpersonal and team-building skills

    • Attendees will understand the audit communication process

  • Key Issues on the Agenda

    Section 1 - Overview of High-Quality Internal Auditing
    Section 2 - Internal Audit Standards, Studies and Frameworks
    Section 3 - Improving Audit Planning and Risk Assessment
    Section 4 - Improving Detail Audit Planning
    Section 5 - Conducting High-Quality Audit Fieldwork
    Section 6 - Refining Workpaper Quality
    Section 7 - Concluding the Audit

    Section 8 - Using Audit Software

    Section 9 - Implementing an Internal Audit Quality Program

    Section 10 - Going Forward

  • Summary of the Subject Matter

    At CCS, we are dedicated to enhancing the quality of internal audits through our comprehensive webinar on 'Managing Audit Quality and Workpapers'. This event is designed to provide a deep-dive into the world of internal auditing, focusing on the critical components of quality management. Our experienced professionals share valuable insights on planning, conducting, and managing internal audits, with a special emphasis on creating efficient and effective workpapers.

    Whether you're a novice or an experienced auditor seeking to elevate your skills, our workshop offers a wealth of knowledge, tools, and techniques to ensure your internal audit processes align with industry best practices. Join us and take a significant step toward enhancing your organization's internal audit quality management.

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