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New Staff: Practical Application - Application of Professional Skepticism Logo aicpa

  Lynford Graham, CPA, Ph.D., CFE , Tom Noce, CPA... |   $89.00 - 109.00 |   CPE: 1.5 |   AICPA |   30 Jul 2019 |   Auditing |   AICPA Store
Who Will Benefit?
  • Experienced Staff and New In-Charge Auditors
Key Topics
  • Internal and external factors affecting judgment
  • Role of ethics
  • Review of biases
  • Professional judgment and professional skepticism
  • The decision-making process
Learning Objectives
  • Identify internal and external factors that affect the auditor's application of professional skepticism and judgment influences that lead to less-than-optimal decision-making.
  • Recall the connection between professional ethics and professional skepticism.
  • Recall how and when to use a judgment framework.
  • Identify good practices for documenting professional skepticism.

This CPE course can be purchased individually, or as a part of the Audit Staff Essentials - New Staff: Practical Applications staff training bundle.

Professional skepticism should be ingrained in our work every day - from the time we arrive to the time we depart. It should be on our minds from planning to wrap-up. It is critical we keep the core concepts of professional skepticism in mind at all times.

The companion chapter, Audit Staff Essentials New Staff: Core Concepts, "Introduction to Professional Skepticism," covered the basics of professional skepticism, including our professional requirements under generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS); the link between professional skepticism and professional judgment; and impediments and mitigation techniques integral to the use of professional skepticism.

In this chapter, as in the companion chapter, a case study approach is used to illustrate and delve into further concepts related to professional skepticism, including additional factors that can impair our skepticism, the role of ethics, and a look at the tools we use to apply our skills. First, a broad look at the guidance that applies.

Topics covered:
  • Not-for-profit: Technical: Audit, Intermediate