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Audit Skills Training: Level 1 – New Auditors- Consecutive 2-Day Course Webinar

CPE

When
Aug. 21
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CPE Credits
6-A&A; 2-Ethics

Details

 Pricing

PICPA Member: $239 | Nonmember: $339


 More Information

Course No.
1AUD-2019-01-WEBNR-233-01
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
None
Note
This webinar is hosted by PICPA's partner, Surgent CPE. After registering, you will receive an email from Surgent CPE with the log-in information.

Description

Level 1 focuses on the basic skill sets that new staff need to quickly master in order to “hit the ground running,” while not overwhelming them with too much information all at once. This course explains the basics of what new auditors are expected to know and do, including the nature, timing, and extent of common audit procedures. This course will focus on “why” certain procedures are performed, as well as “how” to perform typical procedures expected of new staff. This course is critical in establishing the groundwork for the expectation that all staff should critically analyze and understand the underlying purpose of procedures, as well as how to effectively and efficiently complete assigned tasks.

Highlights

  • Describe the most critical elements of the Code of Professional Conduct, including professional skepticism and independence
  • Understand the most desired traits of an entry-level auditor
  • Discuss the primary difference in a financial statement auditor’s responsibilities compared to other services, such as compilations and reviews
  • Explain the components of audit risk, which are necessary to reduce the risk that a financial statement auditor issues the wrong opinion
  • Be familiar with the results of the numerous case studies, exercises, and illustrations that reinforce key learning points throughout the course


Speaker(s)

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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