The auditor uses four phases to meet the overall objective of the audit, which is to express an opinion on the fairness with which the financial statements present fairly. Every audit requires planning, which occurs during the first of the four audit phases. Audit planning is a course that will review the audit planning process. This course will discuss the important of evaluating materiality and risk, which will impact the auditor's planned audit evidence. This course will describe how to develop a preliminary judgment about materiality and consider the most appropriate risks for each engagement. This course will review the eight steps involved in creating the audit plan.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify the purpose of internal controls.
- Recognize the internal control framework used by most companies based in the United States.
- Identify the interrelated components for an effective internal control system.
- Recognize the purpose of identifying audit risk.
- Recognize the difference between control deficiency, significant deficiency and material weakness.
- Identify why materiality is important for an audit of financial statements.
- Make a preliminary judgment about what amounts to consider material.
- Identify the audit risk model and its components.
- Recognize the impact of engagement risk on acceptable audit risk.
- Recognize the relationship of risks to audit evidence.
- Identify the three types of fraud.
- Identify the SAS that provides guidance to auditors in assessing the risk of fraud
- Recognize the three elements identified by the AICPA to prevent, deter, and detect fraud.
- Recognize who is responsible for identifying and measuring fraud risks and taking steps to mitigate identified risks.
- Identify the procedures to address the risk of management overriding internal controls that are otherwise operating effectively.
- Recognize the characteristics of different types of fraud.
CPE Credits: 10 CPE for CPAs
Instructional Method: Self-Study
NASBA Field of Study: Auditing
Program Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Revision date: March 17, 2023