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Audit Staff Essentials - New Staff: Core Concepts

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About the Audit Staff Essentials Training Program

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Audit Staff Essentials (ASE) was developed to provide support for auditors as they take on new roles and responsibilities. The program is perfect for individuals looking to master their current position, for staff members as they progress through their careers, or as a comprehensive group training program for firms. This comprehensive program covers the hands-on technical skills, conceptual expertise, and soft-skills training you need to smoothly transition and excel in each phase of your career. For more information, including an informational Video, FAQs, group sales discounts, and more, visit AICPAStore.com/ASE.


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New Staff: Core Concepts, Level 1
Establishes a strong conceptual framework for first-year staff

Designed to be a companion to New Staff: Practical Application, this curriculum provides a groundwork of conceptual knowledge for all future learning to be built upon. The courses in this curriculum provide a framework of knowledge that will build a successful auditor and member of the firm. Level 1 curriculum introduces the audit from the firm’s perspective, covering core concepts that staff need to understand early in their careers, including the dynamics of in-firm and client relationships. With this knowledge, and the hands-on learning provided in New Staff: Practical Application, first-year audit staff will possess the skills they need to succeed.

Learning Objectives

These courses will prepare you to:

  • Understand the purpose of an audit
  • Understand the phases of an audit and the different types of procedures performed during each phase
  • Understand the functions of common working papers, including the trial balance, lead sheets, and financial statements
  • Identify key concepts and techniques of interpersonal behavior and communication
  • Recall the basics of the audit risk model, including assertions
  • Identify the purpose and importance of audit documentation and the fundamental principles and their application

Courses Included

Topics Discussed

  • Audit basics
  • New auditor’s role in an engagement
  • Key communication skills
  • Working papers and documentation
  • Audit risk model
  • Professional skepticism

Who will benefit?

  • Recently onboarded staff
  • First-year staff
  • Firms that want consistent training and level setting

This comprehensive, integrated curriculum provides audit training for four different experience levels:

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Group Training

Purchasing multiple enrollments for your organization? Discounts are available for 3 or more people.

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System Requirements

About the Authors

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.

About the 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.