Self-Study
2
Basic
Auditing
There are no prerequisites.

Course Description

One of the biggest challenges many small business face is how to segregate duties to reduce the risk of fraud. Proper internal controls are key as well as the implementation of management oversight to ensure that appropriate controls are in place and performed. This course discusses the fundamental operational and accounting controls unique to small businesses and also reviews the optimal company culture for an effective internal control environment. Topics covered include segregation of duties, cash disbursements, cash receipts, and inventory. Learn how to segregate duties and implement mitigating controls to help detect and reduce the risk of fraud.



Instructor

Joseph Helstrom, CPA

Joseph Helstrom, CPA, is a partner at CFO Resources, LLC, a company focused on training and courseware for CPAs. He’s also the owner of Mill Creek Publishing LLC. Joe has over 30 years of experience as a CPA in both public accounting and industry, with extensive experience in financial reporting and analysis, treasury, tax, information technology, legal and regulatory matters, and strategic planning.

After graduation from Butler University with a degree in accounting, Joe got his start at Ernst & Young. Subsequent to that, he has served for several different companies as a chief financial officer; director of treasury and tax; controller; and manager of financial planning, reporting, and analysis.

Joe and his wife, Patricia McCarthy, produce self-study courses for Western CPE and have published articles in Missouri and Texas CPA society publications titled “Incorporating Excel Arrays into Your Audit Plan.”



Course Specifics

Auditing
Mar 30, 2017
There are no prerequisites.
SS9173465
44
None


Compliance Information

103220
Qualifies for CA Fraud: No


Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify appropriate internal controls for a small business entity, noting examples of good internal controls and the risks associated with a lack of controls
  • Note ways to mitigate and overcome a lack of segregation of duties
  • Recognize which internal controls will detect weaknesses and aid in the prevention or detection of fraud
  • Identify where multiple approval levels may be appropriate in the cash disbursement process


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Online Access

Get immediate access to a robust collection of learning and reference materials, allowing you to dive deep into the information you need. Our self-study materials are authored by top-quality, industry experts who focus on helping you grasp concepts quickly using real-life examples. Download your CPE to any device, and take it with you so you can learn when and wherever you want. Complete your CPE with an online exam, and enjoy instant grading with the option to print your certificate immediately upon passing.

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Hard Copy

Our self-study materials are authored by top-quality, industry experts. You’ll receive a bound notebook of all the course materials, shipped to you within one business day. In addition, you’ll also have full online access. Each self-study package includes a robust collection of learning and reference materials to help you cover the information efficiently and put it into practice immediately.

hard copy
Self-Study Video

Experience high-quality instruction with our Self-Study Videos, available to you 24/7. With more than 80+ videos currently in the Western CPE Self-Study Video library, you can see and hear our expert instructors deliver the information you need in a dynamic way that allows you to immediately apply your learning. Unlike a live course or webcast, you can complete the course on your own time, playing and pausing as needed. Self-Study Videos allow you to complete your CPE requirements on your own time.

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