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Improving the Auditor and Auditee Relationship

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Self-Study
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Basic
Credits
CPE Credits
2 Credits: Auditing (Governmental)

Course Description

Auditors, particularly auditors conducting governmental audits, frequently have poor relationships with the entities they are auditing. In some ways, this is predictable because government auditors aren’t usually hired by the entity under audit. Instead, the auditor gets to choose who gets audited, and the auditee rarely appreciates being selected.

 

Wouldn’t it be great if the auditor could have friendly and productive conversations with the auditee starting with the entrance conference? When the auditor says the classic auditor line, “We’re here to help,” wouldn’t it be amazing to hear back from the auditee, “And we’re happy to have you”? That can happen if the auditor nurtures the auditor and auditee relationship. 

 

After applying the techniques for improving the auditor and auditee relationship covered in this short course, the auditee will be more apt to welcome you and courteously give you what you need to get your work done, making the whole audit experience much more enjoyable for everyone involved.

Learning Objectives

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

Chapter 1

  • Identify techniques to improve auditor/auditee relations

Chapter 2

  • Define practices that will improve auditor/auditeeconferences

Chapter 3

  • Identify useful skills for presentations

Chapter 4

  • Recognize techniques to better communicate findings with the auditee
  • Identify methods to achieve acceptance of findings and recommendations

Chapter 5

  • Identify the rationale and need for timely written comments to audit findings

Chapter 6

  • Identify techniques to use in addressing the auditee’s response

Course Specifics

Course ID
5216016
Revision Date
October 12, 2021
Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation

None

Compliance information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

Course Instructor

William T. Allen

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Bill has 30 years of federal audit and contract monitoring and administration experience.  He served as the U.S. Department of Education’s Regional Inspector General for Audit for Regions VII, VIII, and X.  Mr. Allen also served as Region IX’s Assistant Regional Inspector General for Audit.  In these capacities, he managed the planning, performing, and reporting for performance and compliance audits of public and private (nonprofit and for-profit) educational and health-related organizations.  He also negotiated reimbursement contracts, and overhead expense for Medicare Providers and Intermediary organizations [Insurance organizations]. He has led a peer review …

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Sefton Boyars

Until his retirement in October 1996, Sefton Boyars was the Department of Education’s Regional Inspector General for Audit in Regions IX and X. During his 35- year career, Sefton worked for a variety of federal and local government audit agencies. He is a member of the California CPA Society and was a long-time chair of his chapter’s combined committee on Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards and Government Accounting and Auditing. Sefton is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Government Financial Manager, a Certified Fraud Specialist, and a Certified Internal Auditor. He is a past chair of the Western Intergovernmental Audit …

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Improving the Auditor and Auditee Relationship

Expert Instructors
Format
CPE CREDITS
2 Credits: Auditing (Governmental)

$58.00$78.00

Clear
Icon_Self-Study
Self-Study
Icon_Level
Basic
Credits
CPE Credits
2 Credits: Auditing (Governmental)

Course Description

Auditors, particularly auditors conducting governmental audits, frequently have poor relationships with the entities they are auditing. In some ways, this is predictable because government auditors aren’t usually hired by the entity under audit. Instead, the auditor gets to choose who gets audited, and the auditee rarely appreciates being selected.

 

Wouldn’t it be great if the auditor could have friendly and productive conversations with the auditee starting with the entrance conference? When the auditor says the classic auditor line, “We’re here to help,” wouldn’t it be amazing to hear back from the auditee, “And we’re happy to have you”? That can happen if the auditor nurtures the auditor and auditee relationship. 

 

After applying the techniques for improving the auditor and auditee relationship covered in this short course, the auditee will be more apt to welcome you and courteously give you what you need to get your work done, making the whole audit experience much more enjoyable for everyone involved.

Learning Objectives

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

Chapter 1

  • Identify techniques to improve auditor/auditee relations

Chapter 2

  • Define practices that will improve auditor/auditeeconferences

Chapter 3

  • Identify useful skills for presentations

Chapter 4

  • Recognize techniques to better communicate findings with the auditee
  • Identify methods to achieve acceptance of findings and recommendations

Chapter 5

  • Identify the rationale and need for timely written comments to audit findings

Chapter 6

  • Identify techniques to use in addressing the auditee’s response

Course Specifics

Course ID
5216016
Revision Date
October 12, 2021
Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation

None

Compliance information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

Course Instructor

William T. Allen

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Bill has 30 years of federal audit and contract monitoring and administration experience.  He served as the U.S. Department of Education’s Regional Inspector General for Audit for Regions VII, VIII, and X.  Mr. Allen also served as Region IX’s Assistant Regional Inspector General for Audit.  In these capacities, he managed the planning, performing, and reporting for performance and compliance audits of public and private (nonprofit and for-profit) educational and health-related organizations.  He also negotiated reimbursement contracts, and overhead expense for Medicare Providers and Intermediary organizations [Insurance organizations]. He has led a peer review …

William T. Allen Read More »

Sefton Boyars

Until his retirement in October 1996, Sefton Boyars was the Department of Education’s Regional Inspector General for Audit in Regions IX and X. During his 35- year career, Sefton worked for a variety of federal and local government audit agencies. He is a member of the California CPA Society and was a long-time chair of his chapter’s combined committee on Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards and Government Accounting and Auditing. Sefton is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Government Financial Manager, a Certified Fraud Specialist, and a Certified Internal Auditor. He is a past chair of the Western Intergovernmental Audit …

Sefton Boyars Read More »

Improving the Auditor and Auditee Relationship

Expert Instructors
Format
CPE CREDITS
2 Credits: Auditing (Governmental)

$58.00$78.00

Clear