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January 02, 2019
11:00AM - 3:00PM ET


January 25, 2019
11:00AM - 3:00PM ET



Course Description

As auditors, CPAs are responsible for identifying and assessing the risks of material misstatement in the financial statements (whether caused by error or fraud) through understanding the entity and its environment, including the entity's internal controls. This course is one of the most comprehensive audit guides available, providing you with a methodology for minimizing the risk of material misstatement to conduct more efficient and effective audits. Part 1 of this two-part course covers risk assessment procedures, components of internal control, and techniques for better understanding the nature of the business you are auditing.


Dennis Dycus, CPA, CFE, CGFM

Dennis F. Dycus, CPA, CFE, CGFM, recently retired after 39 years with the Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury of the State of Tennessee as Director of the Division of Municipal Audit. He was responsible for the audits of all local governments in Tennessee, with the exception of counties and their affiliated units, as well as conducting investigations related to fraud, waste, and abuse in local governments. He’s an active member of the AICPA, the Tennessee Society of CPAs (TSCPA), the Government Finance Officers Association, the Association of Government Accountants (AGA), and a charter member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

Dennis has developed and conducted training programs in all 50 states, Canada, Guam, Europe, Canada, and Puerto Rico for organizations, such as the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the AICPA, numerous state CPA societies, the Government Finance Officers Association, the Association of Government Accountants, IBM, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Government Accountability Office, and others. For Western CPE, Dennis writes self-study courses and presents webcasts. His programs are related to the detection and prevention of fraud as well as all aspects of governmental accounting, auditing, and financial reporting. In addition, Dennis has authored articles on fraud for several national publications.

He has been awarded the AGA’s National Education Award, the ACFE’s Distinguished Achievement Award, the TSCPA’s Outstanding CPA in Government Award, and the ACFE’s Outstanding CFE in Government Award, to name but a few.

Course Specifics

Sep 14, 2017

Compliance Information

Qualifies for CA Fraud: No

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify risk assessment procedures to use for your client
  • Cite the major components of an effective internal control structure
  • Identify ways to incorporate a variety of external industry factors into your audits

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