Audit Skills Training Level 4 -- In-Charge

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Level 4 focuses on building upon an auditor’s technical experience to identify and resolve complex accounting and financial reporting issues, and introduces improving people and project management. This course will teach the skills necessary to improving the firm’s profitability and ability to deliver high quality audits for more complex engagements.

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


  • Explain common fraud schemes in small and mid-size entities
  • Describe the importance of thoughtful workpaper review
  • Explain more advanced internal control and analytic procedures techniques
  • Research complex accounting and financial reporting issues
  • Discuss the critical importance of proper client and engagement management to ensure a high quality and profitable audit
  • 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: Fraud risk considerations -- Fraud trends in smaller and mid-size environments
Module 2: Audit documentation and review -- Responsibilities when reviewing workpapers
Module 3: Risk-based audit concepts -- Assessing risk for a higher quality audit
Module 4: Internal controls -- Internal control advanced concepts for smaller entities

Day 2

Module 5: Auditing complex issues -- Auditing estimates
Module 6: Analytical procedures -- Maximizing analytic procedure audit evidence to interpret financial results
Module 7: Research -- Performing research using the FASB codification
Module 8: Client and engagement management -- Best practices for effective and efficient engagements

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16 CPE Credits
Accounting and Auditing: 16 Credits


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Thursday, October 18th

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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Jennifer Louis