The Generally Accepted Governmental Auditing Standards, also known as the Yellow Book, provides a comprehensive framework for conducting governmental audits with a focus on high quality, integrity, competence, independence, and objectivity. The Yellow Book is used by auditors of government organizations, entities that receive government awards, and any other audit organization performing Yellow Book audits. The Yellow Book outlines all requirements for governmental audit reports, professional qualifications for auditors, and audit organization quality control.
This course will identify the general planning requirements for an audit that must comply with all of the applicable requirements for a review of financial statements conducted in accordance with GAGAS. Finally, this course will describe what must be included and what must be excluded from an audit report.
At the end of this chapter, the student will be able to:
- Identify the general planning requirements for an audit that must comply with all of the applicable requirements for a review of financial statements conducted in accordance with GAGAS.
- Recognize the five components of internal control.
- Identify conditions that indicate a heightened risk of fraud.
CPE Credit: 3 CPE for CPAs
Instructional Method: Self-Study
NASBA Field of Study: Auditing
Program Prerequisites: Basic understanding of the auditing process.
Advanced Preparation: None
Revision Date: February 15, 2021