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Developing and Presenting Audit Findings

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Dec 05 - Dec 06, 2017
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-WED
Washington , DC $699 O
May 02 - May 03, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , WED-THU
Washington , DC $699 O
Jun 26 - Jun 27, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-WED
Washington , DC $699 O
Aug 29 - Aug 30, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , WED-THU
Washington , DC $699 O
Sep 19 - Sep 20, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , WED-THU
Washington , DC $699 O
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Course overview

A key challenge in reporting the results of performance audits is to formulate the report message from the audit data. A weak message translates into a weak report. An additional challenge is to then compile and sequence the audit facts to support that message. Using alternative methods, gain hands-on practice in marshaling the evidence from your audit into findings that answer the audit objectives and present the details in an understanding and convincing manner. Using case exercises, learn to develop findings for compliance, process and control, accomplishment and impact audits. You'll give an oral presentation on a finding that's developed for an integrated case study used throughout the course.

Who should attend?

New auditors who do performance, contract and grant auditing. This course will also benefit experienced auditors who want to enhance their developing and presenting audit findings skills. It is also beneficial for anyone preparing to take the CGAP Exam. Level: Foundation.

Learning outcomes

  • Explain the central role of effective audit objectives in finding development
  • Define the role of performance aspects in audit findings
  • Describe two finding paradigms used in performance auditing and the elements they contain
  • Outline a finding and prepare a synopsis summarizing the audit results in response to the audit objectives
  • Develop and present audit findings and related conclusions and recommendations
  • Apply the Government Auditing Standards in the development of audit findings

Course outline

Syllabus -- Developing and Presenting Audit Findings, AUDT7021G, Grad. School, USDA

Agenda

Module 1 - Findings are the Foundation

Module 2 - Pivotal Role of Effective Audit Objectives

Module 3 - Developing Traditional Audit Findings

Module 4 - Presenting Audit Findings

Module 5 - Developing Impact Findings

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