Instructional Delivery Method: Group Live-Seminar

CPE Credit and NASBA Field of Study: 8 Hours, Auditing

This seminar is designed to familiarize auditors and accountants with the requirements of SAS 56 and illustrate appropriate documentation. CPAs will use Excel templates for financial analysis that includes the new FASB 95 cash flow metrics, regression analysis, the Z-Score to predict bankruptcy and more. CPAs will learn how to use many Excel 2010 features to help analyze financial statements and audit in a more effective manner.

CPAs will conclude this one-day seminar with a real-life case study of a material $647,000 embezzlement and an out-of-court settlement of $250,000 by the small CPA firm who performed the audit and could have avoided problems with an effective analytical review.

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  • Plan, Perform and Document Your Audit in Conformance with SAS 56/AU Section 329


  • Use Analytical Review To Comply With Fraud Considerations per SAS 99


  • Perform Effective Financial Analysis and Related Management Advisory Services


  • Understand the New FASB 95/CAS 320 Cash Flow Ratios


  • Draft Meaningful Footnotes and a Relevant MD&A Section


  • Better Manage the Internal Audit or CFO Function


  • Audit More Efficiently by Using Excel 2010 as an Audit Tool
  • Understanding SAS 56/AU Section 329


  • Analytical Review and SAS 99/AU Section 316 Requirements


  • Understanding and Using Analytical Procedures - Using the Metrics


  • Linear Regression Analysis Using Excel for Analytical Review


  • Using the New Cash Flow Metrics To Gauge the True Quality of Earnings


  • Using Excel 2010 as an Auditing Tool for Increased Efficiency


  • Using Analytical Procedures to Draft Parts of the Management Discussion & Analysis


  • Real-Life Comprehensive Case Study – An Audit Gone Bad

Who should attend: This course is ideal for auditors in public accounting, internal auditors, management consultants, management accountants, corporate accounting staffs, budget analysts and general managers.

Prerequisites: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Advance preparation: None

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