Analytical Procedures And Critical Thinking Skills

2 Credits: Personnel/Human Resources


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Analytical Procedures And Critical Thinking Skills

Course Level
CPE Credits

2 Credits: Personnel/Human Resources

Course Description

In this in-depth course, Jeff Sailor will bring his truly unique presentation style to cover the most important aspects of performing analytical procedures as well as provide insight on critical thinking skills and how to improve your personal skills.. In addition, he will include his signature video parodies, which are designed to keep you awake and reinforce the material.

Analytical procedures are both required and suggested by various standards. They are required for review and audit engagements. A closely related topic is critical thinking skills, which is an area targeted in the AICPA’s Enhancing Audit  Quality Initiative.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify to whom this standard applies
  • Describe the requirements for analytical procedures
  • Apply the provisions for analytical procedures
  • Describe the various facets of critical thinking
  • Apply methods to improve you critical thinking skills
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
May 29, 2020


Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

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Meet The Experts

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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 …

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