Financial Statement Audit Best Practices

  • Accountant
  • CPA (CA)
  • CRMA
  • CPA/CFF
  • CFE
  • CGAP
  • CGFM
  • CIA
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • CVA
  • IAP
  • QIAL
  • CBA/MCBA
  • CFIRS
  • CWS
  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Course Description

Auditors have a duty to express their view as to whether the company’s financial statements present fairly the financial condition of the company and are therefore free of any material misstatements. On the reliability of such a view, many stakeholders take important business decisions. For instance, investors and lenders rely on the opinion of an independent outside auditor to make their economic decisions to invest or lend their money. 

Realizing the importance of audit, regulators, and many legislative bodies apply strict controls on audit procedures. However, this can be a risk-laden area for compliance professionals due to the ongoing legal requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley and other Acts. Although there are well-established procedures for proceeding with an audit, some may tend to be especially risky and should be replaced by those that have proven more effective and more efficient. 

This online webinar covers the following major topics that provide information and guidance as to how this can be efficiently applied and ensured.

  • What is a financial statement audit?
  • Why a financial statement audit is required?
  • The expansive role of the audit committee
  • The 6 phases of the financial statement audit process
  • Quality system and legal compliance audit checklists
  • Audit procedures for income statements, revenue, fraud detection, cash procedures
  • Reporting - audit opinion preparation best practices
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Learning Objectives

  • To update on the latest techniques and improvements in financial statement auditing
  • To recognize the importance of simple internal controls in a sound control environment
  • To identify best practices in auditing
  • To recall the important steps in performing a financial statement audit
  • To develop strategies for dealing with the audit committee

Recommended For

This CPE course is recommended for CPAs, CIAs, Internal as well as External Auditors engaged in audit of financial statements.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting and audit managers/practitioners
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Auditors
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Forensic Auditor
  • Fraud & Forensic Auditor
  • Fraud Examiner
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 2 CPE Credit for Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP)
  • 2 CPD Credit of Accounting & Auditing for Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Canada)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Auditing for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)
  • 2 CPD Credit for Certified Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Certified Business Appraiser/Master Certified Business Appraiser (CBA/MCBA)
  • 2 CPE Credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 2 General Credit for Accountant/Bookeeper

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    2
  • Instructional Method :
    Group Internet Based
  • Pre-requisites :
    Understanding About Auditing Procedures And Auditing Techniques
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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Presenter

About Presenter

Michel Morley

Founder, Mike Morley

Mike Morley is a Certified Public Accountant and a recognized authority in the field of finance with more than 25 years experience in finance, including SOX and IFRS implementation.

An entertaining and informative speaker and trainer, Mike is the author of:

“IFRS Simplified” which provides a jump start for accountants and finance executives who want to quickly and easily get up to date on IFRS.

 “Sarbanes-Oxley Simplified” which is an easy-to-read explanation of the requirements of the U.S. legislation that makes CEO's & CFO's personally responsible for the accuracy of their company's financial statements.

“Financial Statement Analysis Simplified” which translates the accounting language of financial statements into clear, easy-to-understand terms that anyone who needs to make well-informed financial decisions quickly will appreciate.

Faq

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Ratings and Review

4.3

23 Ratings

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14

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JK

Jason Kelly, CPA (US)

Apr 5th, 2022

Basic foundational education on what is an audit. Perhaps a little too basis for what I hoped it would be.

JW

John Wirtz, CIA

Oct 4th, 2021

More examples of testing approaches would have been beneficial.

PO

Padric O'brien

Dec 8th, 2020

A good overall experience.

DZ

Douglas Ziegler, Accountant, CPA (US)

Dec 8th, 2020

Covered the material

KJ

Kevin Jensen, CPA (US)

Dec 3rd, 2021

Good presenter

Financial Statement Audit Best Practices

PREMIUM

2 Credits

Subject Area

Auditing

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