Every member of an engagement team is responsible for adequately preparing assignments, communicating with supervisors, and performing and documenting procedures in an effective and efficient manner. And each member of the team will benefit from Larry Perry's more than 40 years' worth of experience in accounting and auditing. In Fundamental Audit Strategies for Small and Medium-Sized Audits, Larry will break the processes down, focusing on the accounting and auditing standards that you need to know for each major audit area. You'll learn strategies to assess the levels of risk and material misstatement, giving you tools to design and perform procedures consistent with the planned evidence mix. In the end, you'll come away with a firm grasp of the entire audit process, producing both quality and profits.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the philosophies underlying cost-beneficial audit strategies for audits of small- to medium-size entities.
- Identify audit strategies for small audits that will comply with all applicable professional standards and achieve high levels of profitability.
- Recognize auditing procedures for small- to medium-size audits that result in both quality and efficiency.
- Recognize the importance of leadership involvement on all audits.
- Cite the relationship of audit risk, materiality calculations, and sampling decisions.
- Identify appropriate engagement completion procedures.
- Recognize the basic procedures for auditing cash that comply with applicable accounting and auditing standards.
- Identify levels of risk assessment, recognizing the effect of different assessed levels of risk of material misstatement on cash auditing procedures.
- Cite ways to audit cash more efficiently to prevent over-auditing, reduce risk, and produce appropriate evidence to support a finding.
- Specify the appropriate documentation for cash auditing procedures.
- Recognize the generally accepted accounting principles for accounts receivable.
- Cite the effects of assessed levels of risk of material misstatement on accounts receivable auditing procedures.
- Identify procedures that aid in auditing accounts receivable, noting the effects of failing to perform certain procedures on audit evidence
- Specify the most efficient documentation of accounts receivable auditing procedures.
- Recognize the basic procedures for auditing inventories that comply with applicable accounting and auditing standards.
- Identify levels of risk for inventories, citing the resulting effects of assessed levels of risk of material misstatement on inventory auditing procedures for inventories accounted for by the physical and perpetual inventory methods.
- Cite ways to audit inventories more efficiently.
- Select documentation methods for inventories auditing procedures.
- Recognize the basic procedures for auditing investments that comply with applicable accounting and auditing standards.
- Identify levels of acceptable risk in an investment audit program, noting the effects of accounting standards and assessed risk on investments auditing procedures.
- Specify appropriate documentation methods for investment auditing procedures.
- Recognize the basic procedures for auditing fixed assets that comply with applicable accounting and auditing standards.
- Identify the effects of accounting standards on fixed assets auditing procedures.
- Cite the relationship of risk and fixed assets auditing procedures.
- Select documentation methods for fixed assets auditing procedures.
- Recognize the basic procedures that comply with accounting and auditing standards for auditing goodwill and intangibles, noting the effects of these standards on auditing procedures
- Identify accounting principles that apply to goodwill and intangibles.
- Cite ways to audit goodwill, intangibles, and deferred charges, noting procedures that improve efficiency without compromising the integrity of the audit.
- Specify documentation methods for goodwill and intangibles auditing procedures.
- Recall audit documentation requirements.
- Recognize the basic procedures for auditing accounts payable and accrued expenses.
- Identify key factors to consider when auditing accounts payable as well as the resulting effects of assessed levels of risk of material misstatement on accounts payable auditing procedures.
- Specify documentation methods and disclosure requirements for accounts payable and accrued expenses auditing procedures.
- Identify the basic principles and objectives associated with accounting for income taxes, recognizing the differences between book and tax income
- Identify the basic procedures for auditing income taxes that comply with applicable accounting and auditing standards
- Specify documentation methods and for income taxes auditing procedures.
- Recognize the basic procedures for auditing notes payable, long-term debt, commitments, and contingencies.
- Identify the effects of accounting standards on auditing procedures for auditing notes payable, long-term debt, commitments, and contingencies.
- Specify classification criteria and documentation methods for auditing notes payable, long-term debt, commitments, and contingencies.
- Identify the proper way to review and update permanent file documents.
- Recognize the basic principles of revenue recognition.
- Identify the basic procedures for auditing and accounting for revenues, noting when misrepresentations and improper revenue recognition occurs.
- Cite the impact of audit strategies on revenues auditing procedures.
- Determine the mix of evidence and the design of tests of balances auditing procedures for revenues.
- Identify the basic procedures for auditing payroll and operating expenses.
- Recognize accounting standards from major audit areas that affect payroll and expense accounts.
- Recognize the effects of key controls and activity-level controls on payroll and other expenses, noting the impact of risk assessment procedures and analytical procedures on detailed tests of balances.
- Recognize when additional tests of balances are necessary to evaluate financial statement assertions.
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