Webcast: How to Do a GAAS Audit (XSGAAS18)
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In arriving at and providing an opinion on the financial statements, auditors follow approximately 1,000 pages of generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS)! It takes a great deal of effort and energy to keep up with the current requirements. Designed for everyone in the firm, this course will replenish your tank with an understanding of GAAS needed to fuel high-performance audits under today’s standards. The course materials utilize a highly illustrative and innovative format. Over 30 focused

3/6/2018
When: 03/06/2018
8:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Where: Webcast
SURGENT
GAAS-2017-01-WEBNR-65-01
United States
Presenter: Charles Blanton, CPA


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Acronym XSGAAS18
CPE 8 hours
Vendor Surgent
Category
Gov’t/Nonprofit
Level Intermediate
Prerequisite None
Adv Prep None
Yellow Book? Yes
Registration Fees
Members* $239
CPA Non-Members $339

*The member rate applies to LCPA members, other state CPA society members, and non-CPA staff of LCPA members. To register online, use the ‘Register’ button above. To register by phone, call the LCPA Member Service Center at 800.288.5272 or 504.464.1040, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Course Description
In arriving at and providing an opinion on the financial statements, auditors follow approximately 1,000 pages of generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS)! It takes a great deal of effort and energy to keep up with the current requirements. Designed for everyone in the firm, this course will replenish your tank with an understanding of GAAS needed to fuel high-performance audits under today’s standards. The course materials utilize a highly illustrative and innovative format. Over 30 focused exercises are included to provide an enhanced working knowledge of today’s GAAS.

Objectives

  • Stay current on key aspects of maintaining professional skepticism and exercising professional judgment in the planning and performance of an audit
  • Proficiently perform audits through an increased knowledge of how the various sections of GAAS interrelate to each other
  • Skillfully apply the requirements used by auditors on a daily basis

Major Topics

  • How today’s GAAS is organized into seven facets of an audit (i.e., general principles and responsibilities; risk assessment and response to assessed risks; audit evidence; using the work of others; audit conclusions and reporting; special considerations; and special considerations in the United States)
  • Important considerations, determinations and requirements that pertain to each of the seven facets of an audit
  • Key terminology used in today’s audit process
  • Aspects of GAAS that have changed the most in recent years
  • Answers to frequent questions that arise in the application of GAAS

Designed For
All auditors

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