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AuditWatch University Level 3: Beginning In-Charge Training


Course Details
Duration: Three Days
Prerequisite: 21-36 Months Experience
Level of Instruction: Intermediate
Delivery Method: Group-Live
CPE Credits: 24 Credits (22 Auditing, 2 Communications & Marketing)
Advanced Preparation: None
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This session prepares auditors to take in-field responsibility for an audit engagement. It mixes discussion with case studies to provide an in-depth look at designing and completing the key steps in an audit. There is heavy focus on completing the risk assessment procedures and making appropriate risk assessments. We include case study work on understanding, evaluating, and verifying a client’s activity level controls within key business cycles. This session also includes multiple interrelated modules on key business skills used by in-charge accountants, including supervising individuals and reviewing files.

Learning Objectives by Module
After the session, participants should be able to:

Reviewing Workpapers — 3.5 Credits (Auditing)

  • Understand the requirements of AU-C 230, Audit Documentation
  • Describe the purpose of a detailed review
  • Perform a detailed review
  • Write productive review notes

Planning Your Audit – 8 Credits (Auditing)

  • Gain an understanding of the entity and its environment, including internal controls
  • Assess risks of material misstatement at the overall and assertion levels
  • Facilitate an engagement team meeting
  • Design sufficient and appropriate audit procedures to respond to the assessed risks

Communication and Information Gathering — 2 Credits (Communications and Marketing)

  • Clearly communicate to staff and others
  • Describe techniques for effectively interviewing clients and processing information obtained from inquiries
  • Listen actively to increase understanding of essential information

Super Staff Supervision — 4.5 Credits (Auditing)

  • Describe the importance of effective supervision
  • Identify and apply different teaching methods
  • Describe the need for and the process of delegation

Effective Analytics — 3.5 Credits (Auditing)

  • Describe the principles of designing great substantive analytical procedures
  • List common sources for developing independent expectations
  • Document results of substantive analytical procedures

Engagement Tips — 1 Credit (Auditing)

  • List key principles for creating effective “prepared by client” lists
  • List efficient engagement wrap-up techniques and describe in what situations they might be most effective
  • Describe basic engagement economic terms and concepts

Introduction and Summary: Best Practices — 1.5 Credits (Auditing)

  • Identify important skills and characteristics of the best performing in-charge accountants
  • List best practices discussed in the course
  • Describe ways skills learned in this program will be applied in the upcoming year


Video ClipAuditWatch University Level 3:
Beginning In-Charge Training

Pete Bieghler, CPA, and Jex Varner, CPA discuss the AuditWatch University Level 3: Beginning In-Charge Training seminar.
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