SAS No. 145, Understanding the Entity and Its Environment and Assessing the Risks of Material Misstatement, was written to improve the quality to risk-based audits. The concepts apply to financial statements audits, including those performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards. This course will discuss the important clarifications and enhancements intended to improve audit quality.
New definitions and requirements related to identifying and evaluating risks of material misstatement per SAS No. 145. Improved application of risk-based audit concepts for a higher-quality audit.
Anyone with financial statement or compliance audit responsibilities.
Identify clarifications and enhancements made to the risk-based audit process post-SAS No. 145. Recognize core concepts fundamental to high quality risk-based financial statement audits.
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
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