Properly designed and effectively operating internal control over financial reporting is critical for preventing, or detecting and correcting, material misstatement. This course describes how to satisfy the audit requirements related to taking a control reliance strategy by testing the operating effectiveness of internal controls, while promoting an effective and efficient financial statement audit.
Generally accepted audit requirements related to testing controls for operating effectiveness. Identifying key controls that may prove effective and efficient to test in a control reliance strategy. Responses when deviations are discovered when evaluating the design or operating effectiveness of internal control. Leveraging audit evidence available for Service Organization Control (SOC1) Reports. General computer control considerations when evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting.
Accountants who have responsibility for evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of controls in a financial statement audit.
Discuss generally accepted audit requirements related to testing controls for operating effectiveness. Explain how to evaluate the results of a control reliance test for operating effectiveness. Describe the use of Service Organization Control (SOC1) Reports on a financial statement audit. Identify the impact of a control reliance strategy on a detailed audit plan.
Jennifer F. Louis, CPA has over 25 years of experience in designing and presenting high-quality training programs in a wide variety of technical accounting, auditing, and “soft skills” topics needed for professional and organizational success. She is the principal author of audit and attest related courses for Surgent and a frequent speaker at Surgent live programs and seminars. Ms. Louis is also the president of Emergent Solutions Group, LLC, a company she founded in 2003, dedicated to developing and delivering a wide variety of accounting and auditing training services, including audit staff training, audit productivity improvement, and value-added auditing. Prior to that, she was executive vice president/director of training services at AuditWatch, Inc. Before joining AuditWatch, Ms. Louis was the financial/operational internal audit manager at AARP. While at AARP, she served as one of their specially trained facilitators available as a resource throughout the organization for designing and leading strategic meetings and training sessions. Ms. Louis was also an audit manager for Deloitte and Touche, LLP. During her years in that firm’s Washington, D.C. office, she served as an instructor for the firm’s national “Train the Trainers” program. Ms. Louis graduated summa cum laude from Marymount University with a BBA in accounting.
Non-Member Price $99.00
Member Price $79.00