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Internal Control Deficiencies and Other Matters: Adding Value Through Required Auditor Communications

  • Accountant
  • 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

In an audit of financial statements, the auditor may identify deficiencies in the company's internal control over financial reporting. A control deficiency exists when the design or operation of a control does not allow management or employees, in the normal course of performing their assigned functions, to prevent or detect misstatements on a timely basis.

A deficiency in design exists when a control necessary to meet the control objective is missing or an existing control is not properly designed so that, even if the control operates as designed, the control objective is not always met. A deficiency in operation exists when a properly designed control does not operate as designed or when the person performing the control does not possess the necessary authority or qualifications to perform the control effectively.

Professional and regulatory audit standards require communication of internal control matters noted in a financial statement audit. This assists management and those charged with governance with satisfying responsibilities for designing, implementing, maintaining, and monitoring internal controls.

This CPE course will help the auditor with understanding how to improve required internal control communications to be more value-added from the perspective of the client.

Major Topics Covered in this CPE Auditing webinar:

  • SAS Requirements for Communication.
  • Evaluating the severity of identified deficiencies, including consideration of qualitative considerations
  • Who, How, and When to Communicate
  • Elements of a Communicated Deficiency
  • Elements of Written Communication
  • Focus on Being Value-Added in Communications
  • Putting the Client at the Center of the Table
  • Communicating from the Client’s Perspective
  • Better Writing Tips

Learning Objectives

  • To discuss what, when, and to whom to communicate identified deficiencies in internal control during the financial statement audit.
  • To analyze how to categorize the severity of identified deficiencies.
  • To explain how to draft written communications in a way that will increase the likelihood of corrective action.
  • To discuss the importance of making value-added business advice to clients a priority.
  • To explain how to anticipate and prevent issues that could negatively impact clients.

Recommended For

  • This Online CE/CPE Webinar is recommended for CPA, CIA, IAP, QIAL, CMA, CFF, CFE, CVA, CGFM, CBA/ MCBA, CRMA, CGAP, CFIRS, CWS, Internal Auditors, External Auditors, Accountants, CFOs, and Other Professionals interested in understanding how to improve required internal control communications to be more value-added from the perspective of the client.

Who Should Attend?

  • Bookkeepers & Accountants & Tax Preparers
  • California Registered Tax Professional
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Large Firm
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Maryland Tax Preparers
  • Oregon Tax Preparers
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

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

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    2
  • Instructional Method :
    Group Internet Based
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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Presenter

About Presenter

Jennifer Louis, CPA (US)

President, Emergent Solutions Group LLC

Jennifer F. Louis, CPA has over 25 years of experience in designing and instructing high-quality training programs in a wide variety of technical and “soft skills” topics needed for professional and organization success. In 2003, she founded Emergent Solutions Group, LLC, where she focuses her energy on designing and delivering high-quality, practical, and engaging accounting and auditing training. She was most recently Director of Audit Product Development at Surgent Professional Education, and prior to that served as Executive Vice President/Director of Training Services at AuditWatch, Inc., a highly-respected training and audit process consulting firm. Before joining AuditWatch, Jennifer was the Financial/Operational Audit Manager at AARP. At the start of her professional career, Jennifer was an Audit Manager for Deloitte & Touche LLP, where she frequently served as a local and national instructor. Jennifer graduated summa cum laude from Marymount University with a BBA-Accounting. Besides loving life on the lake with her husband in Charlotte, NC, she enjoys hiking with her little dog Frodo Beggins, and savoring any precious moments spent with her two young adult boys.

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