Staff Training for Accounting and Auditing: Basic WEBAST

Monday, September 27 8:00am PDT - Wednesday, September 29 3:30pm PDT

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24.0 Credits

Member Price $869.00

Non-Member Price $1,159.00


This course examines common issues new staff members face. Focus on strategies to improve efficiency and quality control, build technical skills, and make valuable contributions to a company. Dive into the fundamentals: workpaper techniques, analytical procedures, compilation and review services, tax recognition and research techniques, understanding audit objectives, and auditing and reviewing selected accounts.


Role of new staff. Understanding audit objectives. Working paper techniques and cash. Analytical procedures. Compilation and review services. Tax recognition and research techniques. Auditing and reviewing selected accounts.


First-year staff with at least two weeks of experience on audits, compilations or reviews.

Designed For

Entry-level and emerging accounting and financial professionals.


Recognize trends to be more productive and profitable on audits, reviews and compilations. Determine ways to enhance skills in preparing workpapers, performing compilations and reviews, and completing detailed audit tests.


Access to the CCH Master Tax Guide or RIA Federal Tax Handbook .





Richard Ferdinand

Richard Ferdinand is the Chief Financial Officer of Werner Publishing Company, a publisher of special interest magazines in the fields of aviation, photography, and golf. Mr. Ferdinand previously spent 20 years in the public sector as a sole practitioner specializing in audits, accounting and review services and special consulting engagements.

Rich is a past recipient of the Outstanding Instructor Award from the AICPA and the California CPA Foundation award for Instructor Excellence. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago and B.A. in mathematics from Colgate University.

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Non-Member Price $1,159.00

Member Price $869.00