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CPE Self-Study

Audit Staff Essentials - New Staff: Core Concepts

  • $469.00-$589.00
    Audit Staff Essentials - New Staff: Core Concepts Online Access Product #: 161000
    AICPA Member: $469.00
    Non-Member: $589.00

Designed to be a companion to New Staff: Practical Application, this curriculum provides a groundwork of conceptual knowledge for all future learning to be built upon. The courses in this curriculum provide a framework of knowledge that will build a successful auditor and member of the firm.

This curriculum introduces the audit from the firm’s perspective, covering core concepts that staff need to understand early in their careers, including the dynamics of in-firm and client relationships. With this knowledge, and the hands-on learning provided in New Staff: Practical Application, first-year audit staff will possess the skills they need to succeed.

Courses Included

Topics Discussed

  • Audit basics
  • New auditor’s role in an engagement
  • Key communication skills
  • Working papers and documentation
  • Audit risk model
  • Professional skepticism

Learning Objectives

These courses will prepare you to:

  • Understand the purpose of an audit
  • Understand the phases of an audit and the different types of procedures performed during each phase
  • Understand the functions of common working papers, including the trial balance, lead sheets, and financial statements
  • Identify key concepts and techniques of interpersonal behavior and communication
  • Recall the basics of the audit risk model, including assertions
  • Identify the purpose and importance of audit documentation and the fundamental principles and their application

Who will benefit?

  • Recently onboarded staff
  • First-year staff
  • Firms that want consistent training and level setting

This comprehensive, integrated curriculum provides audit training for five different experience levels:

  • Level 1 - New Staff: Core Concepts
  • Level 2 - New Staff: Practical Application
  • Level 3 - Experienced Staff (Available early 2017)
  • Level 4 - Senior/In-Charge (Available mid-2017)
  • Level 5 - Experienced Senior (Available mid-2017)

NOTE: The final module of the New Staff: Core Concepts curriculum, Professional Skepticism, will be available by March 2017 and will automatically be uploaded to your AICPA learning account.

Discounts

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Group Training

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System Requirements

About the Authors

Lynford Graham, CPA, Ph.D., CFE

Lynford Graham, CPA, Ph.D., CFE is a CPA with more than 35 years of audit practice and policy development experience. He is a Visiting Professor of Accountancy at Bentley University in Waltham MA. Dr. Graham is a member of the AICPA, and a past member of the Auditing Standards Board. He chaired the AICPA’s Assessing Audit Risk Guide the AICPA Audit Sampling and AICPA Revenue Recognition (Topic 606 – Auditing Chapter) Guide Task Forces.

He was a Partner and the National Director of Audit Policy for BDO, LLP. Prior to that, Dr. Graham was an Associate Professor at Rutgers University. Before Rutgers, he was a National Accounting & SEC Consulting Partner at Coopers & Lybrand, responsible for technical issues research, auditing research and sampling.

A Certified Fraud Examiner, in 2002 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Auditing Section of the AAA. He is a co-author of several award-winning academic research papers. Dr. Graham holds an MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, (Wharton School). He is the editor of The Accountant’s Handbook – 12th Edition (Wiley, 2012) and Internal Control: Audit and Compliance (Wiley, 2015).



Tom Noce, CPA, CFE

Tom Noce, CPA, CFE is a CPA licensed in California and New Jersey with over 37 years of experience in the field of public accounting, including eight years as a partner in a midsized firm. He is a graduate of Rutgers University. Tom began his independent practice in September 2003. His primary industry focus is in audit, accounting, and taxation services for construction and real estate clients. Tom is also a Certified Fraud Examiner and provides fraud prevention and detection, forensic accounting services, and litigation support to clients in a number of industries.

As an experienced author, instructor, and lecturer, Tom writes and teaches continuing professional education for CPAs. He chaired the 1st and 2nd Annual Fraud Conferences and 1999 and 2000 Audit and Accounting Conferences, sponsored by the California CPA Education Foundation. Since 1999, he has authored and presented more than 15 courses for the California CPA Education Foundation, the AICPA, and other providers. Tom was honored with the California CPA Education Foundation’s Award for Instructor Excellence in 2004 & 2010.

Tom lives and practices in Palm Springs, California. He is an accomplished woodworker and enjoys spending his spare time in his workshop.



About the Publisher

AICPA

About the AICPA The American Institute of CPAs is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 412,000 members in 144 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.