Audit Staff Essentials Level 3: Experienced Staff/ New In-Charge

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This course is 16.00 credits
Instructor
William Eskin
Facility Name
Forefront Center for Meetings & Conferences
Facility Address
404 Wyman St
Waltham, MA 02451-1212
Fields of Study
Accounting, Auditing
Course Level
Intermediate
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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Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 – Thursday, Oct 24, 2019
8:45am – 4:30pm

This, the third of four comprehensive Audit Staff Essentials courses, continues to build on the knowledge first year staff have attained through experience and our two-part New Staff courses. Experienced staff take on an expanded role on engagements with more technical or advanced accounting and auditing topics. This course will provide discussion, examples and exercises that focus on the increasingly advanced topics that those staff with 1-2 years of experience will commonly be tasked with. From accounts receivable, to inventory price testing and obsolescence, this course takes these types of widely used accounts into their more complex areas. Along with an application based discussion of common account balances and transactions, the course discusses other topics key to a successful and well-rounded experienced staff member, including tasks such 
as risk assessment, sampling, engagement management and supervision, and working paper review.

 

This seminar qualifies for the Workforce Training Express Fund program. The course code for this program is 1121328 Click here for more details: https://www.mscpaonline.org/cpe/training_fund

Designed For

Experienced audit staff

Course Objectives

When you complete this you will be able to:

  •  Recall the key skills related to engagement management and supervision.
  •  Identify the reason for working paper review and techniques to achieve the quality expected.
  • Identify the key basic considerations of risk assessment and its effect on the audit.
  •  Recall the purpose, basic theory, and common procedures surrounding audit sampling.
  • Identify the audit procedures typically performed by Experienced Staff in the following advanced areas and match them to stated audit objectives and relevant assertions:
    • Investments
    • Intangible Assets and Goodwill
    • Going Concern

 

Major Subjects

  • Risk Assessment
  • Engagement management and supervision
  • Working paper review
  • Sampling
  • Basic auditing procedures for areas commonly assigned to experienced staff members

 

Prerequisites

1-2 years of audit experience

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