CPE Self-Study
Fundamentals for Performing a Single Audit Under the Uniform Guidance
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Auditing (Governmental)
Online: 8.0
Explains the basic elements of a Uniform Guidance compliance audit, including who must undergo this type of engagement.

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Who Will Benefit?

  • Auditors seeking knowledge about the basics of a Uniform Guidance compliance audit

Key Topics

  • Fundamentals of a compliance audit performed under the Uniform Guidance
  • Identifying federal awards
  • Pass-through entities and subrecipients
  • Schedule of expenditure of federal awards
  • Determination of major programs
  • Using the Compliance Supplement
  • Uniform Guidance administrative requirements and cost principles
  • Testing internal control over compliance
  • Testing compliance
  • Writing an audit finding
  • Reporting requirements of a single audit

Learning Objectives

  • Identify what a single audit encompasses
  • Identify key auditee and auditor responsibilities in the compliance audit of federal awards
  • Identify the basic audit requirements in a Uniform Guidance compliance audit
  • Recognize key considerations related to the auditor's responsibilities regarding testing and reporting on compliance under the Uniform Guidance

This CPE course explains the basic elements of a Uniform Guidance compliance audit, including who must undergo this type of engagement. The course includes an overview of requirements, and how GAAS and the Yellow Book apply to the compliance audit. It also covers the different types of federal awards, along with audit implications for a recipient or subrecipient. The schedule of expenditures of federal awards is introduced, along with a description of major program determination, and the auditor's responsibilities related to testing and reporting.

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Laura Lindal, CPA

Kirkland, Washington

Laura Lindal, CPA has more than twenty-five years of experience in auditing, concentrating on audits performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards, including HUD audits, and single audits (also referred to as A-133 audits). In addition to spending those 25 years performing audits, she also works with companies and organizations as they develop their internal control and policies and procedures related to their financial reporting process as well as working with auditees preparing for audits. She works with auditors and their firms to design, document and perform audits in accordance with professional standards while maintaining the highest degree of efficiency possible.

Laura provides continuing professional education in various areas, including single audits, HUD audits and Yellow Book audits. Laura is a Certified Public Accountant in California, Washington, and Alaska. She currently has an audit practice in Kirkland, Washington.


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CPE credits
: 8.0
NASBA Field of Study
Auditing (Governmental)
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Text - 8.0; Online - 8.0
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