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AuditWatch University Level 4.5:
Beyond In-Charge, "Taking the Next Step"

This course prepares experienced auditors to take the next step in their development as engagement and firm leaders.  Building on the concepts introduced in Level 4: Experienced In-Charge Training, the course challenges auditors to champion the audit process by developing efficient audit plans, managing the audit process, working with clients, dealing with complex accounting and audit issues. Course material also addresses key issues in performing review and compilation engagements, using special purpose frameworks, and recognizing advanced financial reporting issues.   Course Details
Duration: Three Days
Prerequisite: 4-5 Years Experience
Level of Instruction: Intermediate
Delivery Method: Group-Live (Seminar)
CPE Credits: 24 Credits (Auditing - 19 hrs., Accounting - 1 hr., Communication and Marketing - 2 hrs., Personal Development - 2 hrs.)
Advanced Preparation: None

Registration: To register for a public course, visit our Course Schedules page.
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Audit Efficiency Best Practices — 5.5 Credits (Auditing)
  • Describe and teach basic audit concepts to staff
  • Perform more efficient and effective engagements
  • Share ideas with your firm and your teams to look at engagements in different ways
Recognizing Financial Reporting, Auditing & Accounting Issues — 3 Credits (2 Credits Auditing, 1 Credit Accounting)
  • Recognize when complex technical issues might indicate a risk of material misstatement on your audits.
  • List and describe ways to identify technical auditing and accounting issues early to improve efficiency on engagements.
  • Identify and respond to fraud and other audit risks
Attest Services for Smaller Entities — 2 Credits (Auditing)
  • List and describe considerations as a general reviewer for Review and Compilation engagements
  • Understand engagement and reporting differences for Special Purpose Frameworks of accounting
  • Discuss efficiency considerations related to Compilations, Reviews and Special Purpose Framework engagements
Advanced Topics in Audit Sampling — 2.5 Credits (Auditing)
  • Define the sampling unit
  • Recognize stratification rules and techniques
  • Evaluate errors and assess sampling risk
  • Contrast and compare substantive, internal controls and attribute sampling methods
Group Audits — 1 Credit (Auditing)
  • Identify audits subject to the requirements of AU-C 600
  • Recognize group auditor responsibilities when making reference and when assuming responsibility for the work of component auditors
Project Management Tools for Auditors — 4 Credits (2 Credits Auditing, 2 Credits Personal Development)
  • Define the common phases of a project in the public accounting environment
  • List actions and strategies for better management of your audits and projects
  • Understand tools to better communicate project status
Introduction to Presentations — 2 Credits (Communications and Marketing)
  • List the characteristics of effective presenters
  • Develop presentations for delivery to client management and audit committees
  • Identify common presentation crutches and shortfalls
Audit Confirmations – 1 Credit (Auditing)
  • List technical requirements for obtaining confirmation evidence
  • Recognize the importance of external evidence on an audit
  • Apply concepts related to confirmations in cash, debt, A/P, A/R, legal and more
General Audit and Completion Procedures — 2 Credits (Auditing)
  • Apply advanced concepts in performing General Auditing Procedures
  • Recognize requirements related to commitments, contingencies, related parties, subsequent events, going concern, and more
Introduction and Summary: Best Practices — 1 Credit (Auditing)
  • Identify ways in which the audit can be improved from both efficiency and quality perspectives
  • Identify ways in which the management of the engagement can be improved
  • Summarize the key learning points of the course

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