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Audit Skills Training Level 2: Staff Accountant

Sept. 23 - Sept. 24
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs
Philadelphia - Map it

CPE Credits



PICPA Member: $549 | Nonmember: $649

CLE Credit Add-On: $100

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Designed for staff accountants with four to 12 months of audit experience.


Prepare for a greater level of responsibility on engagements, reflect on your experiences, and take basic knowledge to the next level. Use real-life case studies to learn how to perform high-quality audit procedures for common audit areas in nonpublic companies.


  • Compilations and reviews
  • A/R and revenue: auditing A/R, including external confirmation requirements
  • Property, plant, and equipment, including leases
  • Auditing basic inventory and performing physical inventory observations
  • A/P, accrued expenses, and debt: auditing liabilities, including debt classification and covenants
  • Fundamentals of analytical procedure, audit sampling, and financial statement drafting and reporting

This course is also available as a webcast.


Jennifer F. Louis, CPA

Jennifer F. Louis, CPA, has over 25 years of experience in designing and presenting high-quality training programs in a wide variety of technical accounting, auditing, and "soft skills" topics needed for professional and organizational success.  She is the principle author of audit and attest related courses for Surgent and frequent speaker at Surgent live programs and seminars.  She has received the Surgent Outstanding Discussion Leader Award because of her consistently high evaluations for knowledge and presentation skills.  Ms. Louis is also the president of Emergent Solutions Group, LLC, a company she founded in 2003, dedicated to developing and delivering a wide variety of accounting and auditing training services, including audit staff training, audit productivity improvement, and value-added auditing.  Prior to that, she was executive vice president/director of training services at AuditWatch, Inc.

Before joining AuditWatch, Ms. Louis was the financial/operational audit manager at AARP. While at AARP, she served as one of their specially trained facilitators available as a resource throughout the organization for designing and leading strategic meetings and training sessions. Ms. Louis was also an audit manager for Deloitte and Touche, LLP. During her years in that firm’s Washington, D.C. office, she served as an instructor for the firm’s national “Train the Trainers” program.

Ms. Louis graduated summa cum laude from Marymount University with a BBA in accounting.

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