AICPA & CIMA Audit Boot Camp - New Staff
Sep. 21–Sep. 25, 2020
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Level 1: For entry-level staff

From the organization that sets the auditing standards for private companies, this innovative training program provides step-by-step guidance on every aspect of an audit engagement, providing the strong conceptual knowledge and hands-on skillset you need to excel during your first two years of audit work. The blended learning format provides online self-paced training in the core concepts of audit work, along with live virtual practical application of the concepts.

  • First, complete online pre-work on core concepts. (Audit Staff Essentials: Core Concepts 14.5 CPE credits)
    Here's where it all starts: a strong conceptual groundwork where you can build all future audit learning. The online pre-work preps you for understanding the fundamental principles behind an audit engagement. [Note: It’s important to complete this course prior to arriving to the live sessions.]

  • Then, receive a mix of live, instructor-led sessions and online courses on practical application (25 CPE credits)
    This dynamic live portion of the training features instructor guided discussions and application exercises covering the practical application of the concepts covered in the pre-learning. The flexibility continues as we blend in online convenience learning as well.

    You will gain skills related to the audit process, including practical, hands-on training for internal controls, substantive testing, fraud considerations, analytical procedures, and much more. Designed to focus on real-world issues and solutions, this course will help you increase accuracy and efficiency, and build a solid foundation of knowledge to serve you throughout your career.

    This event gives you the advantage of sharing thoughts and challenges with speakers and colleagues in a small group setting. You’ll walk away with new skills and expertise, giving you the knowledge and confidence, you need to excel in those first challenging years at your firm.

    For best results, please ensure your video and audio are operating properly. Zoom system requirements. Accessing the live sessions: Your Zoom link will be emailed to you approximately 3 days prior to the start of the event.
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Who should attend:

  • Recently onboarded staff
  • Staff in their first 1-2 years of audit work
  • Firms that want consistent training and a more efficient and effective staff

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize the audit's purpose, phases, and procedures performed during each phase of an audit.
  • Distinguish between the performance requirements of preparation, compilation and review engagements.
  • Identify key concepts and techniques of interpersonal behavior and communication.
  • Recall the importance of professional skepticism and identify when and how to use professional judgment and skepticism in the audit.
  • Recall the basics of the audit risk model, including assertions.
  • Recognize the different qualities of audit evidence and the techniques used to obtain evidence in order to form an opinion on the financial statements and related disclosures.
  • Identify the purpose and importance of audit documentation and the fundamental principles and their application.
  • Recall the basics of internal control, including using the work of others.
  • Identify the key concerns regarding fraud considerations in a GAAS audit.
  • Recall the purpose and procedures regarding analytical procedures and their use in an audit.
  • Identify the potential of audit data analytics and areas where these procedures can be effective.
  • Identify the audit procedures typically performed by new staff in the following areas: Cash and cash equivalents, Accounts receivable, Inventory, Prepaid and other current assets, Property, plant, and equipment and leases, Accounts payable, Debt

Included in your registration:
Note that these four self-study courses will be automatically added to your cart.

Attendance options
AICPA & CIMA Audit Boot Camp - New Staff
Sep 21-Sep 25, 2020
Early Bird rate ends 09/07
AICPA member: $1,695.00
Nonmember: $2,095.00

Day 1

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Virtual session opens. Introductions.

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Q&A and debrief of prework.

1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Introduction to Internal Controls

3:15 PM - 400 PM


400 PM - 5:45 PM

Introduction to Analytical Procedures

5:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Summary and review

Day 2

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Virtual session opens. Recap of Day 1. Q&A

12:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Fundamentals of Using Data Analytics in an Audit

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM


3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Fraud Considerations in a GAAS Audit

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Summary and review

Day 3 - Self-Study Day

Auditing Cash and Cash Equivalents

Auditing Prepaid and Other Current Assets

Auditing Debt

Day 4

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Virtual session opens. Recap of SSO courses. Q&A

12:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Auditing Accounts Receivable

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM


3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Auditing Inventory

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Summary and review

Day 5

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Virtual session opens. Q&A

12:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Auditing Property, Plant, and Equipment and Leases

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM


3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Auditing Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses

5:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Summary and review

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Does your organization qualify for group registration?

If 10 or more individuals register for a single conference (or fewer people attend multiple conferences to total 10 or more registrations), you qualify for our group conference program. Benefits include:

  • Significant savings
  • Invoicing before or after event
  • Guidance through the registration process

Please reach out to the person in your firm that coordinates conference registrations to ensure you qualify for the best group discount. If you don’t have a firm contact or don’t know who that is, you can get more information or register your group by contacting conference group sales at: groupconference@aicpa-cima.com.

If you would like to register 2-9 individuals for a conference or to learn more about group registrations, please contact the AICPA group sales team at groupconference@aicpa-cima.com or 800.634.6780, Option 2.

On-Site/Flex Pass Conference: You may cancel without penalty if cancellation request is received up to and including 45 days prior to the start of the conference. Due to financial obligations incurred by the AICPA, a credit less 50% of the registration fee will be issued for requests received up to and including 21 days prior to the start of the conference. No refunds or credits will be issued on cancellation requests received less than 21 days prior to the start of the event.

For more information about AICPA's conference cancellation policy, contact the AICPA Service Center at 1-888-777-7077 or service@aicpa.org.

Self-Study Course: If you decide to cancel the live event, you may request a refund of the self-study portion of the program as well. Upon cancellation, access to the self-study material will be removed from your AICPA Store account, and your refund will be prorated for any portion of self-study material completed prior to your cancellation.

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Early bird saving through 09/07
AICPA & CIMA Audit Boot Camp - New Staff (Online workshop)
CPE credits
Online Conference
: 25.0
NASBA Field of Study
Delivery Method
Group Live, QAS Self-Study
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