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Conducting Performance Audits

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Oct 30 - Nov 01, 2017
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-WED
Washington , DC $899 O
Mar 26 - Mar 28, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-WED
Washington , DC $899 O
Jun 19 - Jun 21, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $899 O
Jul 16 - Jul 18, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-WED
Washington , DC $899 O
Aug 20 - Aug 22, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-WED
Washington , DC $899 O
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Course overview

Gain a strong foundation in the theory, principles and methodology for conducting performance audits in accordance with the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS). Focus exclusively on the knowledge and skills needed for performance auditing: the expectations of public sector auditors, the purposes and types of performance audits, the role of audit objectives, the types and tests of audit evidence, methods of evidence collection and documentation, and the types of performance audit findings and applicable elements of those findings. Practice audit techniques and developing audit findings through a series of public sector case-study exercises. UPDATED TO REFLECT THE REVISED 2014 INTERNAL CONTROL STANDARDS ISSUED BY THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL.

Who should attend?

New auditors with less than six months of performance auditing experience. Anyone who has attended Basic Governmental Auditing (AUDT7001G) should not attend this course because the topics covered in this course are also included in Basic Governmental Auditing (AUDT7001G).

This course is beneficial for anyone preparing to take the CGAP Exam. Level: Foundation.

Learning outcomes

  • Describe the phases of a performance audit and the end product of each phase
  • Apply techniques for conducting the survey phase
  • Formulate objectives that articulate what the audit should accomplish and provide guidance for planning, field work and reporting
  • Apply a step-by-step process in planning to achieve an audit's objectives and use a matrix to document those plans
  • Apply alternative methods for collecting and documenting, and for assuring the reliability of the different types of evidence
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of findings development and performance audit reporting

Course outline

Module 1 - Purpose of Performance Auditing
Module 2 - Ethical Principles and General Standards
Module 3 - Audit Findings
Module 4 - Evidence Test, Types and Sources
Module 5 - Conducting the Audit Survey
Module 6 - Planning: Defining Audit Objectives
Module 7 - Planning: Selecting Scope and Methodology
Module 8 - Field Work: Audit Documentation
Module 9 - Audit Reporting
Module 10 - Reinforcement of Learning Points

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