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Using the GAO Yellow Book for the Government Auditor

Using the GAO Yellow Book for the Government Auditor

Enhance Your Government Auditing Skills in using the GAO Yellow Book Audit Manual

 

Are you a Yellowbook auditor looking to enhance your skills and stay up-to-date with the latest GAO Yellow Book auditing standards? Look no further than our comprehensive Yellow Book auditing training event designed specifically for governmental audit professionals like youself. In this Yellow Book audit training, we aim to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively utilize the standrds set forth in the GAO Yellow Book audit manual for use by government auditors, also known as Government Audit Standards, in your auditing processes.

 

During this Yellow Book audit manual training event, you will gain a thorough understanding of the GAO Yellow Book audit manual and its application by the government auditor. We will cover all the key aspects, including its framework for conducting high-quality Yelllow Book audits with competence, integrity, objectivity, and independence. From financial audits to attestation engagements and reviews of financial statements, we'll equip you with the tools you need to excel in your role.

 

Our CPE event is focused on practical learning, ensuring that you leave with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct high-quality audits in compliance with Government Audit Standards. We believe in transparency, sincerity, and a genuine understanding of your needs as Yellow Book auditors. Trust and connection are important to us, which is why we strive to deliver an authentic experience that resonates with you.

 

By attending this training event, each professional auditor will earn 18 CPE Event Hours (YB) and receive a certificate of completion. We understand the value of professional development and are committed to supporting your growth in the field of government auditing and using the Government Audit Standards.

 

Invest in your professional development today and join us for this invaluable CPE Yellow Book auditing training event. Register now to embark on this practical journey and empower your organization with a strong GAO Yellow Book auditing standards foundation.

  • Details on Event Presentation

    Offered on Tuesday-Thursday once every six weeks in three six hour sessions for 18 CPE credits.

    The sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 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

    Prerequisites: Internal Audit 101 and/or Internal Audit 201

    Advance Preparation: None

    Delivery Format: On-site Training (Group-Live); Seminar (Group-Live)

    NASBA Field(s) of Study: Auditing

    CPE Credits: 18, based on 50 minutes of instruction per hour

  • CPE Event Highlights

    Understanding the GAO Yellow Book Audits: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the GAO Yellow Book audit manual and its relevance to government auditing. Learn about the principles and requirements outlined in the GAO Yellow Book audit manual and how they apply to different types of audits.

    Applying GAO Yellow Book Audit Manual Standards: Explore practical techniques for applying GAO Yellow Book audit standards in auditing engagements. Understand how to plan, execute, and report on an engagement in accordance with the GAO Yellow Book audit requirements.

    Updates and Amendments: Stay up-to-date with the latest updates and amendments to the GAO Yellow Book audit manual. Learn about any recent changes that may impact government auditing practices.

    GAO Yellow Book CPE Requirements: Understand the continuing professional education (CPE) requirements related to the GAO Yellow Book audit manual. Learn how to meet the CPE requirements prescribed for auditors and audit organizations.

  • Learning Objectives

    • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the GAO Yellow Book and its relevance to government auditing.
    • Learn about the principles and requirements outlined in the GAO Yellow Book and how they apply to different types of audits.
    • Explore practical techniques for applying GAO Yellow Book standards in auditing engagements.
    • Understand how to plan, execute, and report on an engagement in accordance with the GAO Yellow Book requirements.
    • Stay up-to-date with the latest updates and amendments to the GAO Yellow Book.
    • Learn about any recent changes that may impact government auditing practices.
    • Understand the continuing professional education (CPE) requirements related to the GAO Yellow Book.
  • Key Issues on the Agenda

    Introductions and Administrative Items

    What is in the "GAO Yellow Book"

    • Why the GAO Yellow Book is important to auditors
    • Types of engagements covered under the Yellow Book
    • Organization of the GAO Yellow Book
    • Categories of requirements and guidance

    Requirements and Guidance that Apply to All GAGAS Engagements

    • Ethical principles expected of government auditors
    • Applying the independence framework, assessing threats, and applying safeguards
    • Using professional judgment for the GAO Yellow Book audit professional
    • Competence requirements across roles
    • CPE types and requirements
    • Requirements for quality control and monitoring
    • Peer review requirements and ratings

    Requirements and Guidance for Financial Audits, Attestation Engagements, and Reviews of Financial Statements

    • Understanding which AICPA and GAGAS standards apply for financial audits
    • Identifying key planning, internal control, testing, and reporting requirements for conducting financial statement audits
    • Determining the types of attestation engagements and identifying AICPA and GAGAS requirements for each type
    • Identifying AICPA and additional GAGAS requirements for Reviews of Financial Statements
  • Summary of the Subject Matter

    This training is specifically designed to equip government auditors with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively utilize the Yellow Book, also known as Government Auditing Standards, in their auditing processes.

    The training covers all key aspects of the GAO Yellow Book, providing participants with a comprehensive understanding of its relevance to government auditing. They will delve into the principles and requirements outlined in the GAO Yellow Book and gain insights into how these apply to different types of audits.

    One of the primary focuses of the training is to explore practical techniques for applying GAO Yellow Book standards in auditing engagements. Participants will learn how to plan, execute, and report on an audit engagement in accordance with the GAO Yellow Book requirements. This ensures that auditors are well-prepared to conduct high-quality audits with competence and integrity.

  • Authoritative Sources

    Here is a list of some authoritative sources that can significantly enhance the knowledge of attendees post the CPE event focused on using the GAO Yellow Book audit manual for the Government Auditor. Here are the relevant resources along with their web links:

    • Government Accountability Office (GAO) - Yellow Book: Government Auditing Standards
      • The GAO Yellow Book audit manual contains standards for financial audits, attestation engagements, and performance audits, providing comprehensive guidance for auditors in the government sector. Exploring this resource can deepen one's understanding of the standards and requirements outlined in the Yellow Book.
    • Government Accountability Office (GAO) - Publications and Updates
      • GAO regularly publishes updates and revisions to the Government Auditing Standards, offering valuable insights into the latest developments related to audit organizations' compliance. This resource can provide attendees with up-to-date information on the Yellow Book audit manual standards.
    • The AICPA's Comparison of Government Auditing Standards
      • The AICPA's comparison document provides a detailed insight into the alignment between the Yellow Book and the AICPA's professional standards, offering a valuable perspective for auditors seeking a comprehensive understanding of government auditing standards.

    By reviewing these authoritative sources, attendees can gain a deeper understanding of using the GAO Yellow Book audit manual for government auditing, ensuring they are well-equipped to apply these standards effectively in their respective roles.

$795.00Price
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