Audit Skills Training Level 2 -- Staff Accountant

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Early Bird Discount extended through Sept. 21

Level 2 prepares less-experienced staff for assuming a greater level of responsibility on engagements. Once staff have “gotten their feet wet” by participating on a few engagements, this course will help auditors thoughtfully reflect on their experiences, and help to take basic knowledge to the next level. This course will include many real-life case studies for common audit areas assigned to staff in the first year.

An additional 8 hours of self-study credits are available after the course to reinforce learning and allow for skills practice.


  • Perform effective and efficient compilations and reviews
  • Describe the fundamentals of strong analytical procedures on an audit
  • Explain the fundamentals of sampling for attribute testing and substantive purposes
  • Perform high quality audit procedures for common audit areas in nonpublic entities
  • Discuss the financial statement drafting and issuance process, including significant elements of the auditor’s report
  • Be familiar with the results of the numerous case studies, exercises, and illustrations that reinforce key learning points throughout the course


Each module includes a lecture followed by in-class group case studies and activities. In this two-day course, the following two-hour modules will be presented:
Day 1

Module 1: Compilations and reviews -- Performing effective and efficient compilations and reviews
Module 2: A/R and revenue -- Auditing accounts receivable, including external confirmation requirements
Module 3: Property, plant, and equipment -- Auditing PP&E, including leases
Module 4:  Inventory -- Auditing basic inventory -- performing physical inventory observations

Day 2

Module 5: A/P, accrued expenses, and debt -- Auditing liabilities, including debt classification and covenants
Module 6: Analytical procedures -- Analytical procedure fundamentals used in an audit
Module 7: Sampling -- Audit sampling fundamentals
Module 8: Financial statement reporting -- Financial statement drafting and reporting fundamentals

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Event Code:


16 CPE Credits
Accounting and Auditing: 16 Credits


Member Price:
$499 $549
Non-member Price:
$699 $749
    Register by September 21st for Early Bird Pricing.

    Registration is open through 09/23.

    Monday, September 24th

    8:00am to 4:00pm
    (Check-In 7:30am)

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    Gratzer Education Center

    1735 Alliant Ave.
    Louisville, KY 40299

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    James Myers