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CPE Self-Study
Experienced Staff/New In-Charge - Risk Assessment
NASBA FIELD OF STUDY
Auditing
LEVEL
Intermediate
CPE CREDITS
Online: 2.0
Dive into the inherent risk and control risk assessment tasks, with an emphasis on what these tasks seek to accomplish and how they drive the overall audit process.

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Who Will Benefit?

  • Experienced Staff
  • New In-Charge Auditors
  • Firms that want consistent training and level setting

Key Topics

  • Audit Process
  • Risk Assessment
  • Materiality
  • Audit Strategy
  • COSO
  • Internal Controls

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the relevance of risk assessment procedures in gathering evidence to direct audit effort and support the audit opinion, including establishing a proper audit materiality.
  • Identify key points related to the auditor's requirements regarding internal control as part of a financial statement audit.
  • Recognize the 5 components and 17 principles in the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) framework.

This CPE course can be purchased individually or as part of the Audit Staff Essentials - Experienced Staff/New In-Charge staff training bundle.

In this CPE course, we will be taking a deeper dive into the inherent risk and control risk assessment tasks, with an emphasis on what these tasks seek to accomplish and how those tasks drive the overall audit process. Individual firms may use commercial or self-developed templates to document the assessments and procedures performed and evidence examined during this phase of the audit. However, without an understanding of the purpose and importance of these tasks, the mechanics of completing documentation forms can obscure the real purpose of the tasks required when performing an audit.

This dynamic, in-depth course tackles a large body of knowledge in the module and will be completed in three sections. First, we will set the stage for the risk assessment in providing some reminders of the importance of setting a materiality target for the engagement, including materiality when executing a group audit, and how the audit strategy, executed by account and relevant assertion, relates to the fundamental inherent and control risk assessments. Next, we will delve into the risk assessment, including brainstorming for fraud and additional risks, emphasizing and distinguishing entity and auditor tasks and how to properly support with documentation these risk assessments that will drive further audit procedures. Finally, we will review and take a deeper dive into the COSO framework, which is the basis for most systems of internal control assessments.

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Author(s)

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 task forces for AICPA Guides Assessing Audit Risk and Audit Sampling. He is also the chair of the Auditing Revenue Task Force for the AICPA Guide on Revenue Recognition.

He was a partner and 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 and 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 Accountants' 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.

Publisher

American Institute of CPAs

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 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 specialized credentials for qualified professionals who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. With The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it offers the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which sets the global benchmark for quality and recognition in management accounting.

The AICPA and CIMA also make up the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), which represents public and management accounting globally, advocating on behalf the public interest and advancing the quality, competency and employability of CPAs, CGMAs and other accounting and finance professionals worldwide.

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.

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CREDIT INFO
CPE credits
Online
: 2.0
NASBA Field of Study
Auditing
Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
1-2 years of audit experience
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None
Delivery Method
QAS Self-Study
Course acronym
ASE3-RAE
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