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CPE for Government Auditors

Auditing Federal Grants




$140 includes self-study manual and online quiz for 11 hours of CPE credit.

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The Single Audit is part compliance audit and part financial audit.   Let Leita guide you through every step of conducting a Single Audit for a sample federal grant including: researching the requirements of the grant, assessing inherent risk, refining the audit objective, applying the Green Book, choosing methodologies, and documenting your work. Frequent references to audit standards and audit requirements keep us grounded.

Course objectives include:

  • Contrast the objective and scope
  • List the basic questions that auditors seek to answer
  • Differentiate between standard-setting bodies
  • Identify the different types of audits
  • Identify the significant differences between a commercial financial audit and a Single Audit
  • Identify the three subjects of the Single Audit
  • Identify which federal grant requirements can override other grant requirements
  • Identify and arrange the steps in conducting an audit
  • Associate the steps of an audit with the phases of an audit
  • Detect common flaws in the conduct of an audit
  • Identify common deliverables on an audit
  • Describe the requirements for gaining an understanding of an audit subject
  • Assess the weaknesses in a given criteria
  • Distinguish between the two main steps of performing a risk assessment
  • Distinguish between the types of inherent risk
  • Classify controls into the components of the COSO model of controls
  • Distinguish between a control’s design and its implementation
  • Distinguish among inherent risk, control risk and detection risk
  • Apply the two basic steps of conducting a risk assessment to a compliance audit
  • Distinguish between a workable objective and a vague objective
  • Detect weak and vague audit methodologies
  • Distinguish between a control test and a compliance test
  • Classify evidence into one of three types
  • Differentiate between “sufficient” evidence and “appropriate” evidence
  • Distinguish among the elements of a working paper
  • Describe the standards for working paper documentation
  • Distinguish among the elements of a finding
  • Evaluate whether a finding follows the simple rules of logical organization of a finding
  • Identify the questions that you should consider at the end of your engagements

Program level: Basic

NASBA Category of Study: Auditing (Governmental)

Prerequisites: None

Advance preparation: None

Who should attend: Auditors of government programs

Instructional method: Self-study text with online quiz. QAS SS

CPE Credit Hours: 11

About the Author(s): Leita Hart-Fanta, CPA, CGFM, CGAP

This course qualifies for Yellow Book CPE credit.


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