Conducting Remote Audits

1 Credits: Auditing


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Conducting Remote Audits

Course Level
CPE Credits

1 Credits: Auditing

Course Description

Remote audits can represent a major efficiency advantage for an audit firm, but only if they are handled correctly. In the Conducting Remote Audits course, we cover the advantages and disadvantages of this unique approach to auditing, what tools are needed to make it work, how to plan for it, and how to provide proper training to and supervision of the audit team. The course also covers a variety of special situations, such as dealing with inventory observations, electronic confirmations, and client personnel who are also working from remote locations.

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the different types of remote audits.
  • Specify the advantages and disadvantages of remote auditing.
  • Identify the unique characteristics of an audit plan for a remote audit.
  • Recall the circumstances under which a remote audit might use an auditor’s specialist.
  • Specify the supervisory issues associated with remote audits.
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
April 9, 2024

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


Number of Pages

Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

CFP Notice: Not all courses that qualify for CFP® credit are registered by Western CPE. If a course does not have a CFP registration number in the compliance section, the continuing education will need to be individually reported with the CFP Board. For more information on the reporting process, required documentation, processing fee, etc., contact the CFP Board. CFP Professionals must take each course in it’s entirety, the CFP Board DOES NOT accept partial credits for courses.

Meet The Experts

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 300 business books and courses. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast. Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and …