This course will enhance an ability to read and interpret financial information as a critical audit skill. Financial statement auditors need to be able to analyze financial results to not only enhance audit quality, but to also improve client service through being a better business advisor. This course is recommended for supervisory or managerial auditors. It is also appropriate for anyone who has responsibilities for analyzing and interpreting financial statements.
Financial statement analysis, and communicating insights to financial statement users. Improving audit quality through strong analytic procedures, including identifying and responding to risk of material misstatement. Developing plausible expectations for comparison to actual financial results. Detecting earnings management and other risks through analytic procedures.
Basic understanding of financial statements.
Accountants responsible for using analytic procedures to provide greater insight into the financial results for both audit and client service.
Determine common ratios used to analyze and interpret financial results, focusing on areas such as profitability, liquidity, operating efficiency, and leverage. Identify how to improve the use of analytic procedures to detect earnings management and other anomalies. Determine how to leverage analytic procedures as audit evidence. Identify how to draw conclusions from financial statement analysis.
Jennifer Louis, Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC
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 $109.00
Member Price $89.00