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

This online webinar CPE course, led by the dynamic Jeff Sailor, is an essential tool for professionals looking to sharpen their skills in analytical procedures and critical thinking in the accounting and auditing field. Sailor’s unique presentation style, supplemented with engaging video parodies, ensures an informative and entertaining learning experience. The course provides a comprehensive understanding of the standards applicable to analytical procedures required for review and audit engagements. It also explores the multifaceted nature of critical thinking, a skill increasingly emphasized in the accounting profession, particularly under the AICPA’s Enhancing Audit Quality Initiative. By participating in this online CPE course, attendees will not only gain a thorough grounding in the theoretical aspects of these topics but also practical strategies to enhance their personal skills in critical thinking and analytical procedures, thereby improving their professional effectiveness and audit quality.

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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

Course ID
Revision Date
May 29, 2020


Advanced Preparation


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

Jeff Sailor Headshot

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 …