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CPE Self-Study
Planning the Audit Engagement: Not-for-Profit Governance and Assurance
NASBA FIELD OF STUDY
Auditing
LEVEL
Basic
CPE CREDITS
Online: 1.5
Provides guidance for planning a successful not-for-profit audit engagement.

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Product details

This CPE course is included in the comprehensive Not-for-Profit Certificate I Program. It can also be purchased individually or as a part of the Not-for-Profit Governance and Assurance track.

The key to an effective audit is adequate planning and preparation, as well as two-way communication between an NFP’s independent auditors and management. Audit planning involves: performing preliminary engagement activities; establishing an overall audit strategy and communicating with those charged with governance an overview of the planned scope and timing of the audit; developing a detailed, written audit plan; determining direction and supervision of engagement team members and review of their work; and determining the extent of involvement of professionals with specialized skills. This CPE course provides guidance for planning a not-for-profit (NFP) audit engagement.

Note: As of July 31, 2018, course content has been updated to reflect implementation of FASB Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) effective for most not-for-profit entities for their next financial reporting period, including those related to financial statement presentation (ASU 2016-14) and revenue recognition (ASU 2014-09 and ASU 2018-08).

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the unique characteristics of NFPs and considerations for audit planning.
  • Determine the key steps to planning an audit engagement.
  • Identify basic audit documentation that is needed for audit planning and preparation.
  • Recall the auditor’s responsibility for fraud.

Topics Discussed

  • NFP audit overview
  • Understanding the entity and its environment
  • Unique reporting requirements for NFPs
  • Audit planning
  • Internal controls
  • Risk assessment
  • Considerations of fraud
  • Auditor documentation

Who Will Benefit?

  • CPAs who perform not-for-profit (NFP) audit engagements as well as staff and board members at small- and medium-sized NFPs.

Discounts

Not-for-Profit Section Members Save an Additional 20%

When you log into this website with your AICPA member user account, the section/credential discount will be automatically applied during checkout. Should you have any questions or encounter any issues, please contact the AICPA Service Center at 888-777-7077 or service@aicpa.org.

Find out more information on the NFP Section.

Author

Karen Craig

Karen Craig, CPA, is a consultant providing technical accounting, reporting, finance, and analytical expertise to not-for-profits with a focus on higher education. She holds a degree in journalism and an MBA from California Polytechnic State University and is a licensed CPA in California. From 2002 to 2009, Karen was an Associate Controller at Stanford University where she was responsible for the overall operations of the university's investment accounting, financial reporting, capital accounting, payroll and disbursements departments. Prior to her work at Stanford, she was Controller for a software startup company and a Senior Audit Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Karen hold memberships in the AICPA, in which she is an ex-officio member of the AICPA Not-for-Profit Industry Expert Panel, and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) in which she is a technical advisor to its Accounting Principles Council.

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
: 1.5
NASBA Field of Study
Auditing
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
Knowledge of the not-for-profit industry
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None
Delivery Method
QAS Self-Study
Course acronym
NFP-GRA4
Group Pricing
Product number: GT-NFP-GRA4
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