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Technical

Experienced Staff/New In-Charge - Risk Assessment Logo aicpa

  $99.00 - 129.00 |   CPE: 2.0 |   AICPA |   Jul 2017 |   Auditing |   AICPA Store
Who Will Benefit?
  • Experienced Staff
  • New In-Charge Auditors
Key Topics
  • Audit Process
  • Risk Assessment
  • Materiality
  • Audit Strategy
  • COSO
  • Internal Controls
Learning Objectives

This course will prepare you to do the following:

  • Recognize the relevance of risk assessment procedures in gathering evidence to direct audit effort and support the audit opinion, including establishing a proper audit materiality.
  • Identify key points related to the auditor's requirements regarding internal control as part of a financial statement audit.
  • Recognize the five components and 17 principles in the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) framework.

This CPE course can be purchased individually or as part of the Audit Staff Essentials - Experienced Staff/New In-Charge staff training bundle.

In this CPE course, we will be taking a deeper dive into the inherent risk and control risk assessment tasks, with an emphasis on what these tasks seek to accomplish and how those tasks drive the overall audit process. Individual firms may use commercial or self-developed templates to document the assessments and procedures performed and evidence examined during this phase of the audit. However, without an understanding of the purpose and importance of these tasks, the mechanics of completing documentation forms can obscure the real purpose of the tasks required when performing an audit.

This dynamic, in-depth course tackles a large body of knowledge in the module and will be completed in three sections. First, we will set the stage for the risk assessment in providing some reminders of the importance of setting a materiality target for the engagement and how the audit strategy, executed by account and relevant assertion, relates to the fundamental inherent and control risk assessments. Next, we will delve into the risk assessment, or inherent risk assessment task, emphasizing and distinguishing entity and auditor tasks and how to properly support with documentation these risk assessments that will drive further audit procedures. Finally, we will review and take a deeper dive into the COSO framework, which is the basis for most systems of internal control assessments.

Topics covered:
  • Assurance: Technical: Audit: Audit risk assessment, Foundational

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