CPE Self-Study
Applying the Uniform Guidance in Your Single Audits
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Auditing (Governmental)
Text: 8.5, Online: 10.5
Gain knowledge regarding performing a compliance audit under the Uniform Guidance, including the responsibilities of both the auditee and auditor.

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Who Will Benefit?

  • Auditors performing single audit engagements
  • Internal financial staff of governments
  • Staff of not-for-profit entities interacting with auditors

Key Topics

  • Schedule of expenditures of federal awards
  • Determining major programs
  • Understanding, assessing and testing internal control over compliance
  • Testing compliance with laws and regulations and direct and material compliance Auditor's reports
  • Program-specific audits
  • Administrative requirements and cost principles

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the relationship of the Single Audit Act and the OMB Uniform Guidance.
  • Recognize the guidance regarding the schedule of expenditures of federal awards (SEFA).
  • Identify how major federal programs are determined.
  • Recognize the requirements of the Uniform Guidance as it relates to internal control over compliance.
  • Identify the single audit requirements for testing compliance with federal statutes and regulations and the direct and material compliance requirements relative to major federal programs.
  • Identify the reporting requirements for a Uniform Guidance compliance audit.
  • Recall the audit and reporting requirements of program-specific audits.

What knowledge do you need to be more efficient and effective at planning and performing audits in accordance with the Uniform Guidance?

This CPE self-study course is the perfect way to make sure your knowledge and skills are upto-date prior to taking the Intermediate Single Audit Certificate exam, which tests your ability to plan, perform and evaluate single audits in accordance with the requirements of the Uniform Guidance.

In this course, you will:

  • Gain knowledge regarding performing a compliance audit under the Uniform Guidance, including the responsibilities of both the auditee and auditor
  • Learn how to identify federal assistance and how to determine a nonfederal entity's major programs;
  • Gain an understanding of assessing, and testing internal control over compliance, and learn what is involved in identifying and testing compliance requirements in a single audit, as well as reporting on the results
  • Prepare for the upcoming OMB quality study!

Bundle and save with the Intermediate Single Audit Certificate Exam!

Take your competency to the next level by completing the exam. Bundle this online course with the Intermediate Single Audit Certificate Exam. Visit the exam page and select the Online + Exam option during checkout.

Visit the Single Audit Certificate website for more information on the certificates and learning options available.

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Rebecca Meyer

Rebecca Meyer, CPA, CGMA, is President of RAM CPA, PLLC located in Raleigh, NC and is a seasoned CPA and management accountant with more than 22 years of technical finance and leadership expertise in various aspects of attest, accounting and compliance services. Her firm specializes in collaborating with state and local governments, nonprofit organizations, small businesses, regulators, and other CPA firms to provide high quality audit, attest, accounting, finance, and compliance services.

Prior to forming her own firm, Ms. Meyer worked for eleven years as a Technical Manager in the AICPA's Professional Ethics Division, where she helped to enforce the AICPA's Code of Professional Conduct by investigating allegations of violations of technical accounting and attest standards, including U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards ("GAAS"), Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards ("GAGAS"), Uniform Guidance, ERISA and others.  In this role, she assisted in remediation and education of members to improve the overall quality of professional services performed in the industry.  Ms. Meyer specializes in government, nonprofit and Single Audit engagements.

Ms. Meyer is a member of the AICPA and the North Carolina Association of CPAs. She serves on the AICPA's Technical Standards Subcommittee as well as the Government Accounting and Auditing Committee and the Nonprofit Accounting and Auditing Committee of the North Carolina Association of CPAs.


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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.

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CPE credits
: 8.5,
: 10.5
NASBA Field of Study
Auditing (Governmental)
Yellow Book Hours
Text - 8.5 ; Online - 10.5
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QAS Self-Study
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