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Audit Skills Training Level 1: New Auditors Webcast


Nov. 7 - Nov. 8
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

CPE Credits
12-A&A; 4-Ethics



PICPA Member: $549 | Nonmember: $649

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Course No.
Designed for new auditors with limited practical experience on audits; qualifies for four ethics credits.


Learn the basic skills new staff need to hit the ground running and efficiently complete assigned tasks, including what new auditors are expected to know and do, including the nature, timing, and extent of common audit procedures. Focus on why certain procedures are performed and perform typical procedures.


  • Code of conduct: transitioning to the professional world
  • Traits of a star performer
  • Fraud risk considerations and professional skepticism
  • The contrasting nature of compilations, reviews, and audits
  • Audit documentation basics
  • Essential risk-based audit concepts
  • Internal control fundamentals in evaluating the design of internal control
  • Auditing cash and cash equivalents


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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