Back to Search

Grading Your Auditors - Are You Getting the Most Value? Webinar

CPE

When
July 12
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

CPE Credits
2-A&A

Details

 Pricing

PICPA Member: $79 | Nonmember: $104


 More Information

Course No.
ESJLGYA2
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
None
Note
This webinar is hosted by PICPA's partner, CPA Crossings, LLC. After registering, you will receive an email from messenger@webex.com with the log-in information.

Description

An audit is an investment in reliable financial reporting and compliance, and an increased return on those dollars can be achieved by hiring the right auditors. This course will provide key factors for you to consider when evaluating whether you are getting the most quality and insight from your auditors, to enable them to perform the most value-added audit possible in the given circumstances - while retaining the trust of a CPA. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this presentation you will be able to...

  • Describe how to identify signs that your auditors may be over- or under-auditing 
  • Explain the "soft" skills, such as communication, creativity, critical thinking, and more that your auditor should readily exhibit in order to give you the greatest return for your audit dollars
  • Apply illustrative examples, of value-added business advice and assistance the auditor may apply without impairing independence

Highlights

The major topics that will be covered in this class include:

  • Limitations in roles and responsibilities an auditor can accept without impairing independence
  • Assessing the strength of your auditor's ability to think critically, strategically, and creatively in appropriate circumstances
  • Evaluating your auditor's time and project management stills
  • Grading your auditor's communication and interpersonal skills, in exceeding your expectations on an audit



Speaker(s)

Jennifer F. Louis, CPA Biography

 

Jennifer F. Louis, CPA has over 25 years of experience in designing and instructing high-quality training programs in a wide variety of technical and “soft skills” topics needed for professional and organization success.  In 2003, she founded Emergent Solutions Group, LLC, where she focuses her energy on designing and delivering high-quality, practical, and engaging accounting and auditing training.  She was most recently Director of Audit Product Development at Surgent Professional Education, and prior to that served as Executive Vice President/Director of Training Services at AuditWatch, Inc., a highly-respected training and audit process consulting firm.  Before joining AuditWatch, Jennifer was the Financial/Operational Audit Manager at AARP.  At the start of her professional career, Jennifer was an Audit Manager for Deloitte & Touche LLP, where she frequently served as a local and national instructor.  Jennifer graduated summa cum laude from Marymount University with a BBA-Accounting.  Besides loving life on the lake with her husband in Charlotte, NC, she enjoys hiking with her little dog Frodo Beggins, and savoring any precious moments spent with her two young adult boys.

 


You May Also Like

Auditing Impairment of Long-Lived Assets Webinar
Aug. 22 | Webinar
Long-lived assets may be either finite or indefinite-lived, tangible or intangible in nature. The carrying value of these long-lived assets should be evaluated at each measurement date to determine whether ...
Accounting Update - Hot Topics for Current Period Financials Webinar
Aug. 30 | Webinar
Both public and private CPAs must be current on changes to various potentially relevant accounting and financial reporting standards, including U.S. GAAP. This course provides recent and proposed changes to ...
Complying with Audit Documentation Requirements Webinar
Sept. 9 | Webinar
Proper documentation is essential to a high-quality audit, as auditors are required to prepare and maintain documentation to demonstrate that sufficient and appropriate audit evidence was obtained to support the ...