Financial statement auditors are engaged to provide reasonable assurance that financial statements are not materially misstated, whether due to fraud or error. Professional standards require auditors to obtain sufficient and appropriate evidence to support that opinion. It is critical for effective and efficient auditors to have a clear understanding of all the important elements and concepts related to properly identifying, evaluating, and deciding how to respond to risk in a financial statement audit. This course is recommended for beginning auditors. It is also appropriate for anyone who has the need to understand the foundational principles of the audit risk model.
The reason that entities engage a financial statement audit. The applicable financial reporting frameworks available. The various phases of a financial statement audit. Evaluating and documenting audit risk, both at the overall and relevant assertion level. Case study differentiating high-risk audit engagements and higher-risk audit areas.
Professionals requiring knowledge of fundamental audit concepts.
Identify the basis for an audit. Recall the auditor’s professional responsibilities. Differentiate the responsibilities of reporting entity management and auditors. Recognize important audit concepts, such as materiality. Recall the foundational principles of the audit risk formula. Identify considerations when identifying and assessing risk of material misstatement.
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.
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