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Oct 30 - Nov 03, 2017
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-FRI
Washington , DC $1349 O
Nov 13 - Nov 17, 2017
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Sep 24 - Sep 28, 2018
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Dec 03 - Dec 07, 2018
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Course overview

Our premier course for new performance auditors! Develop the personal and professional attributes you need to be successful in the government audit environment. Through lectures, discussions and exercises, gain an understanding of the Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), types of audits, the role of audit objectives, audit evidence, the fundamentals of interviewing, the preparation of audit working papers, as well as audit findings and their elements. Learn to develop and present audit findings through individual and group exercises that emphasize sufficient qualitative and quantitative evidence and development of the findings for different audiences. UPDATED TO REFLECT THE REVISED 2014 INTERNAL CONTROL STANDARDS ISSUED BY THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL.

Course materials include Performance Auditing: A Measurement Approach by Raaum and Morgan.

This course aligns with the following DoD FM competencies:
DoD FM CompetencyProficiency LevelHours
Audit Concepts, Policies and Principles 1 20
Audit Planning and Management 1 4
Audit Reporting 1 12

Who should attend?

Auditors new to government performance auditing. Many topics in this course are also covered in Conducting Performance Audits (AUDT7002G).

This course is beneficial for anyone preparing to take the Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) Exam. Level: Foundation.

Learning outcomes

  • Explain the requirements for and expectations of a government auditor
  • Describe the legal and regulatory standards that apply to government audits
  • Describe what occurs during each phase of an audit
  • Apply Government Auditing Standards when planning, conducting and reporting the results of your audits
  • Conduct interviews to collect important facts and opinions
  • Identify appropriate evidence and prepare audit documentation that meets standards and contains all the necessary elements
  • Develop findings for different types of audits that lead to recommendations
  • Communicate and present audit findings to different audiences
  • Identify knowledge and skill areas in which you may wish to pursue future training and continued career development

Course outline

Syllabus -- Basic Governmental Auditing, AUDT7001G, Grad. School, USDA

Agenda

Module 1: The Auditing Profession and Standards

Module 2: Mandating Accountability and Performance

Module 3: Audit Findings

Module 4: Planning a Performance Audit

Module 5: Collecting Data (The Field Work Phase)

Module 6: Interviewing

Module 7: Communicating Results (The Reporting Phase)

Module 8: Developing Auditing Skills

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