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New Staff: Core Concepts - What is an Audit?
CPE Self-study

New Staff: Core Concepts - What is an Audit?

This CPE course covers topics important for new audit staff members, including who an auditor actually works for, the overall objectives of an audit, levels of service, professional standards, and much more.

$89 - $109
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Format

Online

NASBA Field of Study

Auditing

Level

Basic

CPE Credits

1.5

Author(s)

Tom Noce, Lynford Graham

Availability

1 year

Product Number

161012

 Business & partner 
Product Details

This CPE course can be purchased individually, or as a part of the Audit Staff Essentials – New Staff: Core Concepts staff training bundle.

Learn about the overall objectives of an audit, as well as common issues that are important to new staff who have little to no firm experience. In this CPE self-study course, you will explore:

  • Who an auditor actually works for
  • What types and levels of service firms provide
  • Standards auditors follow and who sets those standards
  • The peer review process

Also, understand the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, the ethical rules auditors work under.

Who Will Benefit
  • Recently onboarded staff
  • First-year staff
  • Firms that want consistent training and level setting
Key Topics
  • Overall objectives of the audit
  • Who does an auditor work for?
  • Attest and assurance services and levels of service
  • Independence and professional skepticism
  • Overview of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • Overview of the peer review process
Learning Outcomes
  • Recognize the general concept of an audit, its importance, and what an auditor does and does not do when performing an audit.
  • Identify the importance of the concepts of independence and professional skepticism in an audit.
  • Recall the principles that apply to auditors contained in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Recall the definitions of attest and assurance services and the related levels of service, and distinguish between the two.
  • Recognize the various standard setters and the professional standards they promulgate.
Credit Info
CPE Credits
Online
1.5
NASBA Field of Study
Auditing
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
None
Access
Online
This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for 1 year after purchase date.
Pricing
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Nonmembers
Online
$109.00
AICPA Members
Online
$89.00

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Instructors
Tom Noce
CPA, CFE
"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
CPA, Ph.D., CFE
"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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