Guide to Audit Working Papers

1 Credits: Auditing


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Guide to Audit Working Papers

Course Level
CPE Credits

1 Credits: Auditing

Course Description

The creation, organization, and review of audit working papers is one of the main tasks of the auditor, especially since an auditor can be legally liable if working papers are not prepared properly. In the Guide to Audit Working Papers, we discuss all aspects of what to include in working papers, as well as how to organize and review them. We also address several legal issues related to confidentiality and working paper ownership, both of which may become issues that the auditor will encounter.

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize the different classifications of working papers and the types of documents that should be stored in each one.
  • Specify the factors that can impact the contents of working papers for an audit engagement.
  • Recognize which types of documents should not be included in working papers.
  • Specify the ways in which auditing software can improve the creation and organization of working papers.
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Course Specifics

Course ID
Revision Date
May 21, 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 …