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Leadership Skills for the Lead Auditor

  • ACCT/BK
  • CPA (CA)
  • CRMA
  • CFF
  • CFE
  • CGAP
  • CGFM
  • CIA
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • CVA
  • CA - ICAEW
  • IAP
  • QIAL
  • ACCA
  • CBA/MCBA
  • CA - Ireland
  • CA - Scotland
  • CPA - Ireland
  • CFIRS
  • CWS
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  • Course Qualification
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Course Description

Course Description

The success of an audit engagement often depends on the performance of the Lead Auditor. There are certain skills and attributes a Lead Auditor should have to successfully lead an audit engagement. They must understand their audit manual and the key audit standards to effectively get the job done.

Audit leaders today need to know how to run a team properly so that every project runs smoothly. They must provide directions to the audit team; assess the quality of the work of the audit team; provide ongoing communication to audit management and audit clients; develop the draft report; prepare for the exit conference; assess the performance of the audit team; and many other minor

This CPE webinar will provide the information necessary to provide effective leadership in audit engagements.

The Lead Auditor has a lot of responsibilities. They must provide directions to the audit team; assess the quality of the work of the audit team; provide ongoing communication to audit management and audit clients; develop the draft report; prepare for the exit conference; assess the performance of the audit team; and many other minor activities. The success of an audit engagement will often depend on how well the Lead Auditor carries out those functions. 

The speaker of this CPE course will help you to understand the skills needed and the responsibilities of the Lead Auditor.

Following are the areas covered in the CPE Auditing course:

Learning Objectives

  • To analyze the key skills and attributes of the lead auditor
  • To discuss the key responsibilities of the lead auditor
  • To explain the key audit standards for the lead auditor
  • To discuss the leadership skills assessment tool.

Recommended For

  • This Online CPE Webinar is recommended for CPAs, CMAs, CIAs, QIALs, IAPs, CGAPs, Internal Auditors, External Auditors, Staff Auditors, Government Auditors, Compliance Officers, CFOs, and other professionals interested in understanding leadership skills for the lead auditor.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accounting and audit managers/practitioners
  • Auditors
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Large Firm
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

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

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    1.5
  • Instructional Method :
    Group Internet Based
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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Presenter

About Presenter

Jonnie Keith, CIA, CFE, CGAP

Audit Instructor, JonSherr Ent.

Mr. Keith has over 50 years of audit experience and served as the Chief Audit Executive for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) for 12 years before his retirement in 2012.  His other audit experience includes serving as Operational Audit Manager for five years and was a Senior Auditor in the Contract Compliance Audit Branch at MARTA.  He was also a Senior Auditor at Norfolk Southern Railway, and a Bank Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. 

As the Chief Audit Executive for MARTA, he was responsible for administering the overall audit activities for the Department of Internal Audit including:

  • Providing the Board of Directors, the GM/CEO, MARTA Senior Management and appropriate government entities with independent analysis, appraisals, and recommendations concerning operational, information technology, contract compliance, and financial audits.
  • Directing the day-to-day activities for three audit managers, 12 auditors and the audit coordinator.
  • Developing an annual risk-based audit plan to maximize audit resources in addressing MARTA risks.
  • Assisting the Audit Committee Chair with the quarterly Audit committee meetings.
  • Developing and operating within the approved audit budget; and
  • Assisting the Board, the GM/CEO, and Management in other areas as necessary and requested.

He was a volunteer seminar instructor for the Institute of Internal Auditors. Some of the courses taught included: 

  • Writing Effective Audit Reports
  • Tools and Techniques for the Beginning Auditor
  • Communication Skills for Auditors
  • Leadership Skills for the Auditor-In-Charge
  • Audit Project Management
  • CIA Review Course

He has written three IIA Magazine articles including:

  • Killing the Spider, April 2005
  • Producing Quality Audit Reports, August 2018
  • Write Effective Audit Objectives, June 2020

He has provided training for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Annual Conference:

  • 2018 Bulletproofing Your Fraud Reports
  • 2019 Writing Effective Fraud Findings

He currently teaches audit webinars, including:

  • How to Write Effective Audit Observations
  • How to Put the Quality in Audit Reports
  • What It Takes to Be the Auditor-In-Charge
  • Report Writing Techniques for Audit Professionals
  • How to Assess Risks and Evaluate Controls

He has a degree in Economics from Clark Atlanta University.  His certifications include Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP).

Mr. Keith has been married over 50 years.  He also co-authored a book with his wife on marriage entitled “Tied Together – The Marriage Trinity”.  He has two daughters and five grandchildren. 

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Anita Milas Caktas, CIA

Apr 8th, 2022

It is always good to hear such things as a refresher

Leadership Skills for the Lead Auditor

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1.5 Credits

Subject Area

Auditing

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