Audit inspection reports have identified issues about the level and consistency of professional skepticism being applied in audits. Additionally, the complexity of transactions and markets continues to increase, requiring auditors and managers to use more professional judgment during audit engagements. This interactive course will provide an overview of professional skepticism, including what it is and why it is important in audit engagements. Featuring case studies to teach the content and concepts, this course will help participants gain knowledge about how to apply professional skepticism and techniques to enhance the use of professional skepticism in their own practice.
Professional skepticism. Professional judgment. Judgement framework. Fraud triangle.
Auditors of any level who would like to incorporate professional skepticism into their audits.
Recall the importance of professional skepticism to auditing in today’s complex environment. Recognize concerns raised about the level of skepticism in audit performance and steps the profession is taking to address concerns. Identify factors that influence an auditor’s use of professional skepticism. Apply techniques that help to enhance your application of professional skepticism in an audit.
Jennifer Elder is a CPA, CMA, CIA, CFF with a Master’s in Organizational Leadership. She has worked in accounting and finance for the past 25 years in a variety of industries including manufacturing, residential construction and development, and angel investing. She spent five years in public accounting, seven years as the Accounting Department Chair of a community college, and the previous ten years in the role of CFO.
Recently, Jennifer started her own business, The Sustainable CFO, providing business consulting, on-demand CFO services, and business coaching services. Their target market is small and medium-sized businesses looking to improve their bottom-line and overall performance. In addition Jennifer teaches finance in the Green MBA program at Antioch University New England.
She is also a contributing writer for the National Association of Home Builders and TriplePundit, and a frequent presenter for the Maryland Association of CPA’s, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the Society for Human Resource Management.
Non-Member Price $229.00
Member Price $179.00