Audit Staff Essentials Level 2 - Practical Application

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This course is 16.00 credits
Instructor
William Eskin
Facility Name
Four Points by Sheraton Wakefield
Facility Address
1 Audubon Rd
Wakefield, MA 01880-6226
Fields of Study
Accounting, Auditing, Staff Training
Course Level
Basic
Vendor
American Institute of CPAs

Instructor

William Eskin

William (Bill) I. Eskin is very active in the accounting, auditing, and fraud investigation fields in general, and the construction and surety industries in particular, where he may be best known for identifying and proving CPA malpractice. Recently, he had two books published: "Construction Contractors: Real-World Guide to Accounting & Auditing" and "Real Estate: Real-World Guide to Accounting & Auditing." Each year he also assists in the writing and reviewing of the Construction Audit Guide Alert and the Construction Industry Update. Previously, Eskin had been the Director of Financial Analysis & Investigation for the world's largest surety group. His professional experience also includes more than 12 years of experience working for various CPA firms where he specialized in construction, real estate, litigation support, and other services. He has been a Discussion Leader for various organizations where he led numerous courses, presentations, and web-casts. In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2015, he was presented with the Outstanding Discussion Leader Award. He has also been a featured speaker at the National Construction Conference, state CPA society conferences, the National Association of Surety Bond Producers, and various other organizations.
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$595.00
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Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 – Friday, Oct 4, 2019
8:45am – 4:30pm

In this, the second of four comprehensive Audit Staff Essentials courses, first year staff will be provided with the foundational knowledge they will need to be successful, not only on their first few engagements, but throughout their careers. Designed as the companion course to our New Staff: Core Concepts this course focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to perform the duties commonly assigned to first year audit staff members. Along with insight related to the audit process, this course includes considerations associated with the following -

  • internal controls
  • substantive testing
  • financial statement captions
  • fraud considerations
  • analytical procedures
  • and much more!

This seminar qualifies for the Workforce Training Express Fund program. The course code for this program is 1121293 Click here for more details: https://www.mscpaonline.org/cpe/training_fund

Designed For

First year auditors

Course Objectives

When you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Recall the basics of the internal control, including using the work of others
  • Identify the key concerns regarding fraud considerations in a GAAS audit
  • Recall the purpose and procedures regarding analytical procedures and their use in an audit.
  • Identify the audit procedures typically performed by New Staff in the following areas and match them to stated audit objectives and relevant assertions:
    • Cash and cash equivalents
    • Accounts receivable
    • Inventory
    • Prepaid and Other Current Assets
    • Property, Plant and Equipment
    • Accounts Payable
    • Debt

Major Subjects

  • Internal Controls
  • Fraud considerations
  • Analytical procedures
  • Basic auditing procedures for areas commonly assigned to new staff members
  • Professional Skepticism

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