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Audit Staff Essentials - New Staff: Practical Application

This multi-course training bundle focuses on enhancing first year audit staff’s practical skillset. It covers internal controls, fraud considerations, analytical procedures, and more. This is a companion course to New Staff: Core Concepts.

$499 - $629
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NASBA Field of Study




CPE Credits



Tom Noce, Lynford Graham


1 year

Learning Outcomes
  • Recall the basics of internal control, including using the work of others.
  • Identify the key concerns regarding fraud considerations in a GAAS audit.
  • Recall the purpose and procedures regarding analytical procedures and their use in an audit.
  • Identify the potential of audit data analytics and areas where these procedures can be effective.
  • Identify the audit procedures typically performed by new staff in the following areas:
  • Cash and cash equivalents
  • Accounts receivable
  • Inventory
  • Prepaid and other current assets
  • Property, plant, and equipment
  • Accounts payable
  • Debt
Key Topics
  • Internal controls
  • Fraud considerations
  • Analytical procedures
  • Basic auditing procedures for areas commonly assigned to new staff members
Product Details

Level 2, New Staff: Practical Application

Strong hands-on skills development to build on conceptual training

As you take on new audit roles and responsibilities, you'll want to have in place a strong conceptual groundwork for all future audit learning.

Part of Audit Staff Essentials (ASE), Level 2: New Staff: Practical Application focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to perform duties commonly assigned to first-year audit staff.

Level 2 covers the audit process, including practical, hands-on training for internal controls, substantive testing, fraud considerations, analytical procedures, and much more. Availability separately, Level 2 courses include:

When taken together with Level 1 - New Staff: Core Concepts, this level will help you become a successful auditor and firm member right from the start!

About Audit Staff Essentials - Taking you on your audit learning journey.

From start to finish, Audit Staff Essentials (ASE) provides the training road-map and support you need along your career journey. Designed to help you master your current position and excel in each phase of your career, this 4-level self-study series offers four unique levels that cover hands-on technical skills, conceptual expertise, and soft skill training.

Regularly refreshed, this 4-part series is perfect for individual staff members or as a comprehensive group training program for firms. Get ready to position yourself or your staff members to become successful auditors and essential firm members. Levels include:

For more information, including a short video, FAQs, group sales discounts and more, visit Audit Staff Essentials (ASE).

Who Will Benefit
  • Recently onboarded staff
  • First-year staff
  • Firms that want consistent training and level setting
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CPE Credits
NASBA Field of Study
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Tom Noce
"Tom Noce, CPA, CFE is a CPA licensed in California and New Jersey with over 37 years of experience in the field of public accounting, including eight years as a partner in a midsized firm. He is a graduate of Rutgers University. Tom began his independent practice in September 2003. His primary industry focus is in audit, accounting, and taxation services for construction and real estate clients. Tom is also a Certified Fraud Examiner and provides fraud prevention and detection, forensic accounting services, and litigation support to clients in a number of industries. As an experienced author, instructor, and lecturer, Tom writes and teaches continuing professional education for CPAs. He chaired the 1st and 2nd Annual Fraud Conferences and 1999 and 2000 Audit and Accounting Conferences, sponsored by the California CPA Education Foundation. Since 1999, he has authored and presented more than 15 courses for the California CPA Education Foundation, the AICPA, and other providers. Tom was honored with the California CPA Education Foundation’s Award for Instructor Excellence in 2004 & 2010. Tom lives and practices in Palm Springs, California. He is an accomplished woodworker and enjoys spending his spare time in his workshop."
Lynford Graham
"Lynford Graham, CPA, Ph.D., CFE is a CPA with more than 35 years of audit practice and policy development experience. He is a visiting professor of accountancy at Bentley University in Waltham MA. Dr. Graham is a member of the AICPA and a past member of the Auditing Standards Board. He chaired the task forces for AICPA Guides Assessing Audit Risk and Audit Sampling. He is also the chair of the Auditing Revenue Task Force for the AICPA Guide on Revenue Recognition. He was a partner and National Director of Audit Policy for BDO, LLP. Prior to that, Dr. Graham was an associate professor at Rutgers University. Before Rutgers, he was a national accounting and SEC consulting partner at Coopers & Lybrand, responsible for technical issues research, auditing research, and sampling. A Certified Fraud Examiner, in 2002, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the auditing section of the AAA. He is a co-author of several award-winning academic research papers. Dr. Graham holds an MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, (Wharton School). He is the editor of Accountants' Handbook, 12th Edition (Wiley, 2012) and Internal Control: Audit and Compliance (Wiley, 2015)."

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