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Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Webcast

Performing an Effective Audit Risk Assessment in the COVID-19 Environment (X1-RAC4-2020-01-WEBNR-350-01)

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Webcast


4.0 CPE Credits in AA

OVERVIEW

Recent auditing standards and peer review feedback have emphasized the importance of performing an effective risk assessment when identifying and evaluating the risk of material misstatement in a financial statement audit. These risk assessment procedures include both evaluating the design and implementation of internal controls, as well as determining how much reliance an auditor will place on those controls. Further, the risk assessment process provides the rationale for effectively and efficiently designing the nature, timing, and extent of further audit procedures, be they testing the operating effectiveness of internal controls or the performance of substantive audit procedures. While this requirement of an effective audit hasn’t changed, the level of risk brought about due to emerging accounting and disclosure issues brought on by the pandemic coupled with the new ways we will be required to obtain the information to assess risk and internal control stressors on our clients, certainly has. This course will focus on how to utilize a risk-based approach in audit engagements to enhance audit quality, with an emphasis on how to comply with the professional requirements in a virtual environment. As auditors continue to struggle with effective and efficient execution of the Risk Assessment Standards, it’s likely these struggles will increase in the new virtual reality. This course will give you a jump start on determining how you can comply with professional standards as you and your clients adapt to new working conditions.

DESIGNED FOR

All auditors involved in applying the risk assessment requirements

BENEFITS

  • Recall key concepts in the risk assessment standards, including various requirements
  • Recognize how to implement the standards in practice
  • Identify approaches to comply with professional standards while auditing in a virtual environment

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Audit process and planning
  • Setting materiality
  • Assessing the risk of material misstatement and the design and implementation of internal controls
  • Assessing the impact on the assessment of internal controls in a changing work environment
  • Designing procedures to test the effectiveness of controls
  • Designing procedures to perform substantive procedures
  • Challenges in performing audit procedures in a virtual environment
  • Performing and evaluating interim and year-end tests of control and substantive procedures
  • Final audit procedures and wrap up

COURSE LEVEL

Basic

PREREQUISITES

None

ADVANCE PREPARATION

None

INSTRUCTOR

Margaret Thomas

Margaret Shaw Thomas, CPA, CGMA, MHA

Marci Thomas, MHA, CPA, CGMA, licensed as a CPA in Georgia and North Carolina, is an author and nationally recognized speaker on various accounting and auditing topics to companies, nonprofits, CPA firms, and state societies of CPAs around the country. A frequent speaker at local, regional, and national conferences, she also writes and teaches courses in governance, financial management, grants accounting, strategy, and various operational topics. Marci is a clinical assistant professor in the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She works with numerous accounting firms, performing quality control and efficiency reviews; and with boards on strategic planning, internal control, and governance issues. Marci serves on the Not-for-Profit Committee for the North Carolina Association of CPAs. Marci has written and co-written several books, including Essentials of Physician Practice Management, published by Jossey Bass in 2004. Her book Best of Boards: Sound Governance and Leadership for Nonprofit Organizations was published by the AICPA and Wiley Publishing in 2018 and is on its second printing. Her book on health care financial management was published by Wiley Publishing in 2014, with a new edition expected in 2020. Marci received her Bachelor in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the Georgia State University and her Masters in Health Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

PRICING

$169.00 - Member

$179.00 - Nonmember

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