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Measuring Audit Risks WEBCAST


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In order not to perform an excessive number of audit procedures (over audit) auditors must perform procedures in order to determine in what areas are there weak internal controls that could result in a risk that the financial statements would be materially misstated and not be detected. SAS No. 122, AU 300 - 499, Measuring Audit Risk provides guidance as well as required procedures that must be performed in every audit in order to determine the risk of material misstatement. No longer can the auditor state that they assess the risk of material misstatement at maximum without having a basis for making such an assessment. As a result, the standards now require that the auditor make such an assessment of a material misstatement of the financial statement on every audit in order to have a basis for such assessment. This program is an overview of the statement documentation requirements in assessing such a risk.


The planning process - When it starts and when it ends. Determining the audit objectives. The importance of the nature, timing and extent of the audit process. The importance of professional skepticism. The preliminary engagement activities. Documentation of audit risk. Determining materiality.



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External and internal auditors, fraud examiners.


Plan the audit objective. Determine the scope, timing and direction of the audit. Understand the importance of SAS No. 122, AU 315, Understanding the Entity and Its Environment and Assessing the Risk of Material Misstatement. Evaluate the Tone At the Top. Recognize how the Tone At the Top relates to audit risk. Distinguish between a significant risk and a material risk. Apply the concept illustrated by The Big Monkey Theory. Documenting the process of determining audit risks.






Leader Bios

Dennis Dycus, BPN Inc

Mr. Dennis F. Dycus, CFE, CPA, CGFM, presently serves as the Director of the Division of Municipal Audit for the Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury, State of Tennessee. A graduate of Western Kentucky University, Mr. Dycus is a frequent guest speaker/lecturer for various college business/accounting classes, professional associations, local, state and national conferences and not-for-profit organizations. In 1996, the Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi presented him with the Distinguished Alumnus Award in recognition of his support of the WKU Accounting Department. A 1986 graduate of the Tennessee Government Executive Institute, Mr. Dycus is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants where he previously served on the Members in Government Committee, the Ad Hoc CPE Curriculum Task Force on Government and the National CPE Curriculum Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Government Accountants, where he previously served as chapter president; the Government Finance Officers Association, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, where he also served as chapter president and is a former member of both the Association’s Board of Regent and ACFE Foundation as well as a member of their instructor faculty on a national basis. In June, 2005, the Middle Tennessee Chapter honored him with the designation of president emeritus in recognition of his longstanding contributions to the chapter. For the last several years, Mr. Dycus has developed and/or conducted training programs in all fifty states, Puerto Rico, Guam, Canada and Europe. He is a frequent speaker at various professional conferences, both on a local and national level. In 1989 and again in 1997, he was the recipient of the AGA’s, National Education and Training Award and has been presented with several Outstanding Discussion Leader Awards by both the Tennessee and Florida Societies of Certified Public Accountants. In 1998 he was honored with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s, Distinguished Achievement Award for his meritorious service in the detection and deterrence of fraud and in 2001 was one of only three individuals to receive the designation as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in recognition for his contribution to expanding the Association’s body of knowledge toward the detection of fraud. In 2003 he was the recipient of the Tennessee Society of CPA’s first ever, Outstanding CPA in Government Award and in 2004 received the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ Outstanding CFE in Government Award. In 2009 he was recognized as a Friend of the Association by the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts for his contribution to the utility industry in Tennessee. This was only the second such recognition the association had made in its 52 year history. In addition, he has authored articles on auditing for fraud for national publications.

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Non-Member Price $129.00

Member Price $99.00