Essential Skills for the Government Auditor

Essential Skills for the Government Auditor
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Price: $119.00
Credits: 9
Prerequisite: None
Level: Beginning
Model: LH04
Author: Leita Hart-Fanta
Average Rating: Not Rated
Fields of study: Auditing (Governmental)
Format: PDF


Government audits are unusually complex. Let Leita guide you through every step of conducting an audit including assessing risk, refining the audit objective, choosing methodologies, and documenting your work. The auditors responsibilities for fraud, useful interviewing tips, and the elements of a finding are covered using case studies, frequent references to audit standards, and stories of audit failures and successes.

Objectives:

  •     Describe and arrange the steps of conducting an audit
  •     Detect common flaws in the conduct of an audit
  •     Cite common deliverables on an audit
  •     Describe the requirements for gaining an understanding of an audit subject
  •     Distinguish between the types of inherent risk
  •     Classify controls into the categories of the COSO model of controls
  •     Assess the weakness in a given criteria
  •     Define terms used in risk assessment
  •     Employ the AICPA’s risk formula
  •     Distinguish among inherent risk, control risk, and detection risk
  •     Distinguish between a control’s design and implementation
  •     Define terms used in risk assessment for a financial audit
  •     Distinguish among inherent risk, control risk, and detection risk in a performance audit
  •     Employ the two basic steps of conducting a risk assessment for a compliance audit
  •     Distinguish between a workable objective and a vague objective
  •     Detect weak and vague audit program steps
  •     Classify evidence into one of three types
  •     Discuss and order the steps of conducting an interview
  •     Distinguish among the elements of a working paper
  •     Describe the standards for working paper documentation
  •     Distinguish among the elements of a finding
  •     Evaluate whether a finding follows the simple rules of logical organization of a finding

 

 

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants : 
Auditors of government programs looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence
Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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