Audit Staff Essentials Level 4: Experienced In-Charge/ Senior Staff

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


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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Monday, Dec 9, 2019 – Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019
8:45am – 4:30pm

This, the final of four comprehensive Audit Staff Essentials courses, focuses on the more advanced areas of the audit for new senior/in-charge staff and to provide guidance, examples and exercises to build the skills to successfully obtain the audit evidence necessary in these areas. In addition to the technical knowledge necessary, this course provides an overview of the common responsibilities of new senior/in-charge staff, including a deeper discussions on materiality review of risk assessment, understanding the entity, opening balances, group audit considerations, and review of interim financial information. In addition, the course will look more closely at the risk assessment process. This course will provide discussion, examples and exercises that focus on the increasingly advanced topics that senior/in-charge staff members will commonly be tasked with, including contingencies, revenue recognition, investments, intangible assets and financial reporting topics.


This seminar qualifies for the Workforce Training Express Fund program. The course code for this program is 1121352 Click here for more details:

Designed For

New in-charge and experienced audit staff

Course Objectives

When you complete this you will be able to:

  • Identify the key considerations and steps in the audit planning and approach process typically completed by an experienced in-charge/senior and the importance of project management and the different project phases of a financial statement audit.
  •  Recall the details of the more specific risk assessment concerns regarding audits, including consideration of group audits, related parties and using a client’s internal audit function.
  •   Identify the audit considerations and procedures typically encountered by a senior/in-charge staff in the following areas:
    • Fair value
    • Revenue recognition
    • Estimate
    • Other complex topics
  • Identify the key information and processes related to client financial reporting.


Major Subjects

  • Risk assessment
  • Service organizations
  • Engagement management and audit finalization
  • Overview of financial reporting



2-3 years of audit experience


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