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Assessing Controls in Performance Audits

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May 21 - May 22, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-TUE
Washington , DC $699 O
Jun 19 - Jun 20, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-WED
Washington , DC $699 O
Jun 26 - Jun 27, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-WED
Atlanta , GA $699 O
Aug 13 - Aug 14, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-TUE
Washington , DC $699 O
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Course overview

Explore the relationship of controls to risk and to processes and systems, the prerequisites for good controls, and techniques for assessing the design and implementation of controls. Become proficient in preparing clear objectives that define what your audit will accomplish using a step-by-step process for planning an audit of controls, the relationship of control weaknesses to the elements of a finding, and incorporating findings into audit reports. Simulated real-word practice in provided with numerous public sector case studies and exercises.

Who should attend?

Auditors who want to learn, or refresh their knowledge of, a step-by-step process for assessing controls in performance audits and incorporating findings into audit reports. This course is beneficial for anyone preparing to take the CGAP Exam. Level: Intermediate.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognize what internal controls are and their uses
  • Apply the Government Auditing Standards guidance for considering controls in planning an audit
  • Integrate an assessment of controls in the survey phase
  • Plan an audit to assess controls, including development of objectives and selection of the scope and methodology to achieve objectives
  • Document internal controls
  • Develop and report findings on control deficiencies

Course outline

Syllabus -- Assessing Controls in Performance Audits, AUDT8021G, Grad. School, USDA
<P>Module 1 - Importance of Management Controls
<P>Module 2 - Government Standards for Implementing and Auditing Controls
<P>Module 3 - Integrating Control Assessments at the Survey and Planning Phases
<P>Module 4 - Targeted Approach to Assessing Controls
<P>Module 5 - Comprehensive Approach to Assessing Controls
<P>Module 6 - Documenting Controls
<P>Module 7 - Assessing Agency Statement of Reasonable Assurance
<P>Module 8 - Reporting Controls Findings
<P>Module 9 - Case Exercise

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