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Audit With An End In Mind

  • Accountant
  • CRMA
  • CFE
  • CGFM
  • CIA
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • CA - ICAEW
  • IAP
  • QIAL
  • ACCA
  • CA - Ireland
  • CA - Scotland
  • CPA - Ireland

Published: October, 2021

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Course Description


  • Why is Audit Planning Important?
    2 mins
  • Quick Key Indicators.
    37 mins
  • Utilizing Public Information.
    85 mins
  • What is High Risk?
    131 mins
  • Determining Sampling Sizes.
    157 mins
  • What is a Style Guide?
    206 mins
  • Condition: Writing Good Summaries.
    241 mins
  • Length of Audit Report.
    287 mins
  • Concision - Eliminate the Unnecessary.
    326 mins
  • Conditional / Obligative Moods.
    348 mins

Course Description

Whenever one starts with the end in mind, one is trying to be productive, efficient, and effective to the pre-defined objectives. Complex tasks such as audit over the phase of execution take an increased time and effort as compared to the budgeted resources. However, for the professional practitioners, this translates to a heavy cost of resources, sometimes other planned projects delayed, sacrificed, or worse. To manage these consequences for business is at times really costly.  

This online CPE webinar covers all the necessary subjects and topics that cover crucial parts for managing audit as a practice. This not only provides importance to the planning aspect of each project but managing the resources in between the project based on time management as well. However, the first and foremost thing that starts the first gear of the whole aspect is identifying the engagement and commitments of projects. It ends with the last opinion of the speaker in the audit report. Which are important parts of the audit report? What should be included and how the tone of the report should be. 

The speaker Danny Goldberg, with the rich experience, has identified all the key aspects relevant to these subjects and covered them in this specialized course. He has utilized group discussion, exercises, and various practical approaches to provide an interactive learning experience. This provides the attendees with brainstorming opportunities as well as understanding the views of their peers to further enrich the experience of earning continuing education credits. 

This Online Auditing CPE webinar covers the following key topics on the subject: 

  • Understanding the importance of Audit planning.
  • Engagement risk assessment process.
  • Audit planning process.
  • Key controls for everyone.
  • Engagement-level risk assessment for residual risk.
  • What is high risk?
  • Building an effective audit work program.
  • Engagement-level risk assessment.
  • Audit report writing: as a crucial step to auditing.
  • Creating cheat sheets to ensure key topics are covered in the audit report.
  • Key things to take care of while creating an audit report.

Learning Objectives

  • To recognize audit planning as a critical step for audit professionals.
  • To explore the engagement risk assessment process for auditing.
  • To identify critical steps in the audit planning process.
  • To explore the key controls for everyone.
  • To recognize the residual risk after the risk assessment.
  • To categorize high-risk audit projects and manage decision-making processes for high risks.
  • To recognize key points to create effective audit work programs.
  • To identify steps to minimize the risk from the engagement level risk assessment.
  • To create a cheat sheet for covering key topics in the audit report.
  • To recognize key contents of a typical audit report.
  • To analyze executive summary and other content.
  • To optimize the audit report.
  • To receive key conclusions from the audit report.

Recommended For

  • This online CPE webinar is recommended for CPAs, IAP, QIAL, CMA, CIA, CFF, CFE, CRMA, and auditing professionals at any level who desire to have the auditing process optimized.
  • This CPE webinar is recommended for auditors in practice who want to improve auditing as a practice.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting and audit managers/practitioners
  • Accounting Firm
  • Auditors
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Professional Accountant
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Fraud & Forensic Auditor
  • Risk Managers
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 8 CPE Credit of Auditing for Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)
  • 8 CPE Credit of Auditing for Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP)
  • 8 CPE Credit of Auditing for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 8 CPE Credit of Auditing for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 8 CPE Credit of Internal Auditing for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)
  • 8 CPE Credit of Auditing for Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • 8 CPD Credit of Auditing for Certified Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • 8 CPE Credit of Auditing for Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)
  • 8 General Credit of Auditing for Accountant/Bookkeeper/Tax Professionals
  • 8 CPD Credit for CA - ICAEW
  • 8 CPD Credit for Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • 8 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - Ireland (CAI)
  • 8 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - Scotland
  • 8 CPD Credit for CPA - Ireland
  • 8 CPE Credit of Auditing for Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)

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About Presenter

Danny Goldberg

President, GoldSRD

Danny M. Goldberg is the Founder of GoldSRD (, a leading provider of Staff Augmentation, Executive Recruiting and Professional Development services.  Danny is a well-known speaker on internal auditing and People-Centric Skills, co-authoring People-Centric Skills: Communication and Interpersonal Skills for Internal Auditors, via Wiley Publications.  People-Centric Skills, 2nd Edition, the follow-up to this critically acclaimed book, is currently available via Amazon and through GoldSRD at a discounted rate. 

Danny has over 22 years of professional experience, including five years leading/building internal audit functions.  Danny was named as one of the Fort Worth Business Press 40 Under 40 for 2014. 

He is a thought-leader in the profession, recognized through his numerous articles in trade magazines and consistent rating as a top speaker in the industry.  Mr. Goldberg is also accredited as the Professional Commentator of the Bureau of National Affairs - Internal Audit: Fundamental Principles and Best Practices (Professional Commentator).  This book was authored by renowned audit scholars Curtis C. Verschoor and Mort A. Dittenhofer – coauthor of Sawyer’s Internal Auditing. 

Mr. Goldberg is an active member of the Institute for Internal Auditors, both at a local and national level.  Leadership roles include: 

  • Current IIA Dallas Chapter Board Member and Programs Committee Co-Chair
  • Former IIA Fort Worth Chapter Board Member and Programs Committee Co-Chair
  • Former Member of the IIA North America Learning Committee (2015)
  • Former Volunteer Chairman of the American Lung Association (2014)
  • Former Audit Committee Chairman/Director at numerous religious organizations

Danny is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise Information Technology (CGEIT), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), has obtained his Certification in Control Self Assessment (CCSA) and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

About Company

GoldSRD focuses its efforts on three core practices in addition to special projects:

- Staff Augmentation: We have a vast network of very capable and experienced temporary employees that fill your organization’s needs within 72 hours of the request. Our process is differentiated from competitors due to the in-depth review process we perform on candidates.

- Executive Recruiting: Due to our expansive network of very capable and experienced resources, we are able to target not only the right background but ideal personality fit to fill your organization’s needs.

- Professional Development: Our Founder, Danny M. Goldberg, is a renowned speaker and trainer on internal audit, accounting, finance, and soft skills. We have over 100 full-day courses and can customize to your needs. These courses include topical matters on Internal Audit, Audit, Finance and People-Centric© (Soft Skills). With over 100 professional organizations and 30 Fortune 1000 customers, we have the experience and know-how to create a successful, fun, interactive and objective-based course.


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Ratings and Review


16 Ratings



Very Good









Vincent Leal, Accountant

Dec 13th, 2021

Practical advice for the profession, that could benefit all levels of audit experience.


William Koro Mafi, CIA

Dec 13th, 2021

Relevant and refreshing