How to Audit Cash (CPE Course)

CPE Credit: 1 hour

Course Type: Downloaded PDF materials with online test

Price (with PDF Textbook): $10

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Course Description
This course clarifies for the auditor every action needed to audit cash. It describes the characteristics of cash from an auditing perspective, and then goes on to describe the activities required to audit a client’s cash accounts. The course contains extensive material about cash-related controls, fraud issues, and the construction of a bank reconciliation and a proof of cash.

Author: Steven Bragg

Course Number: AU1011

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Auditing Cash
Chapter 2. The Bank Reconciliation and Proof of Cash

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the different types of cash equivalents.
  • Note the characteristics of cash that can drive the contents of the audit plan.
  • Cite the different types of reports and forms that the auditor must obtain from a client’s bank.
  • Recognize the types of controls that can be applied to cash-related processes.
  • Recognize the different types of analyses that can be used to examine a client’s cash transactions and balances.

Level: Overview

Instructional Method: QAS Self-Study

NASBA Category: Auditing

Prerequisites: None

Advance Preparation: None

Program Registration Requirements: Click on "Purchase Course" near the top of this page to pay for and access the course. You will then be able to download the course as a PDF file, then take an on-line examination, and then download a certificate of completion if you pass the examination.

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AccountingTools, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

The NASBA sponsor identification number for Accountingtools, Inc. is 115881.

AccountingTools is an IRS Approved Continuing Education Provider. We are compliant with the requirements for continuing education providers (as described in sections 10.6 and 10.9 of the Department of Treasury’s Circular No. 230 and in other IRS guidance, forms, and instructions). Our IRS Approved Continuing Education Provider number is 72821.