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July 24, 2017
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General auditing background

Course Description

Knowing the accounting principles is only half the story for most accountants in public accounting. You must also understand the rules relating to the reporting requirements for audits. This course covers the nuts and bolts of these requirements and the theory required to make proper decisions. Other topics covered include the most important issues related to the AICPA's project for Enhancing Audit Quality, the new ethics framework, the Auditing Clarity Project, and preparing the CPA for risk assessment in audits.


Jeff Sailor, CPA

Jeff Sailor, CPA, received a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Florida. Upon graduation, he joined the auditing staff at Peat Marwick in Jacksonville, Florida, where he worked on a large number of national accounts. Jeff has managed his own accounting firm in Ocala, Florida, since 1984. During that time, he has also developed unique auditing approaches and auditing software.

Since 1992, Jeff has been teaching accounting and auditing courses he developed to combat traditional “boring CPE.” Using a variety of creative teaching methods sprinkled with humorous video spoofs, Jeff is able to combine his in-depth accounting insights with humor in high-energy presentations. He’s also adept at presenting complex topics in a very practical, easy-to-understand manner, thus earning him rave reviews for more than 20 years. Jeff currently presents seminars, webcasts, and in-house instruction for Western CPE. He’s also a featured speaker at national conferences as well as at state and regional meetings.

For more than 10 years, Jeff has served as an AICPA peer reviewer, focusing on small firms and sole practitioners. He also served on the Resource Committee for the Private Company Financial Reporting Committee (PCFRC). Jeff has spoken at two NASBA national conferences on how to make education more engaging for practitioners.

Course Specifics

Oct 18, 2016
General auditing background

Compliance Information

Qualifies for CA Fraud: No

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the major elements of the AICPA's project for Enhancing Audit Quality
  • Identify the major elements of the Revised Code of Professional Conduct
  • Cite the new ethics framework
  • List the principles for a firm's system of quality control
  • Identify the most pervasive aspects of the Auditing Clarity Project
  • List the steps for risk assessment in an audit
  • Identify the basic principles for fraud identification

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