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Audit Skills Training: Level 2 – Staff Accountant- Consecutive 2-Day Course (2AUD)

  • Format In-Firm Training
  • Credits 8
  • Level Basic
  • Field of Study Auditing (Technical) (8)

To Schedule In-Firm Training, please contact us:

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Overview

Level 2 prepares less-experienced staff for assuming a greater level of responsibility on engagements. Once staff have “gotten their feet wet” by participating on a few engagements, this course will help auditors thoughtfully reflect on their experiences, and help to take basic knowledge to the next level. This course will include many real-life case studies for common audit areas assigned to staff in the first year.

Major Topics

Each module includes a lecture followed by in-class group case studies and activities. In this two-day course, the following two-hour modules will be presented:
  • Day 1:
    • Compilations and reviews: Performing effective and efficient compilations and reviews
    • A/R and revenue: Auditing accounts receivable, including external confirmation requirements
    • Property, plant, and equipment: Auditing PP&E, including leases      
    • Inventory: Auditing basic inventory - performing physical inventory observations
  • Day 2:
    • A/P, accrued expenses, and debt: Auditing liabilities, including debt classification and covenants
    • Analytical procedures: Analytical procedure fundamentals used in an audit
    • Sampling: Audit sampling fundamentals
    • Financial statement reporting: Financial statement drafting and reporting fundamentals

Learning Objectives

  • Perform effective and efficient compilations and reviews
  • Describe the fundamentals of strong analytical procedures on an audit
  • Explain the fundamentals of sampling for attribute testing and substantive purposes
  • Perform high quality audit procedures for common audit areas in nonpublic entities
  • Discuss the financial statement drafting and issuance process, including significant elements of the auditor’s report
  • Be familiar with the results of the numerous case studies, exercises, and illustrations that reinforce key learning points throughout the course

Who should take this course:


Staff accountants with 4-12 months of audit experience

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