Governmental Auditing – Audit Project Management

6 Credits: Auditing (Governmental)


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Governmental Auditing – Audit Project Management

Course Level
CPE Credits

6 Credits: Auditing (Governmental)

Course Description

Auditing, often viewed as a purely theoretical exercise, can suffer from inefficiencies and lack of practical application. This course transforms auditing into a dynamic, results-oriented process by focusing on Audit Project Management. We acknowledge the common frustrations auditors face, such as unstructured projects and unclear objectives, and agitate the need for a more systematic approach. The solution offered is a hands-on, practical session that equips you with Project Management Principles tailored for auditing. You will learn to establish a formalized structure for your audit projects, align processes with appropriate tools, and effectively manage risks. The course covers essential aspects like identifying project sponsors, creating concise project plans, defining clear roles and responsibilities, and managing communication effectively. By the end of this course, you will be able to conduct audits more efficiently, ensuring your efforts yield the desired results while avoiding common pitfalls like scope creep.

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Project Management Principles Overview;
  • Establishing a formalized structure for audit projects;
  • Evaluating structures correlating processes and tools;
  • Audit management platform and software;
  • Identify importance of establishing project sponsor (vision, guidance, exc);
  • Project Management plan (you can do it in your head!);
  • Identification and documentation of project goals;
  • Metric and standards of success;
  • Clear roles and responsibilities;
  • Risk assessment and management;
  • Establishing dates of action;
  • Communication management; and
  • Avoiding scope creep.
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
August 29, 2023


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

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Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA, received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. In 1994, Mr. Stephens opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area. In his practice, Mr. Stephens provided accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses. He developed a successful consulting practice providing installation and support services of small business accounting software. Additionally, he has authored and presented continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. Mr. Stephens has lectured nationally on subjects such as internal controls for …