Saving Time on Audits (CPE Course)

CPE Credit: 2 hours

Course Type: Downloaded PDF materials with online test

Price (with PDF Textbook): $20

Course Description
This course covers quality control and auditing issues that affect audit engagement planning, performance and completion. These topics collectively offer opportunities for improving both audit engagement and CPA firm profitability.

Author: Larry L. Perry

Course Number: AU001

Table of Contents
Part 1. The Things that Make Auditors Great
Part 2. Planning an Audit
Part 3. Audit Performance

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the elements of a quality control system.
  • Identify the reasons for and activities associated with client evaluations.
  • Recall the peer review requirements for purchased practice aids.
  • Recognize the activities involved in each step in the audit planning process.
  • Identify the approaches used to increase audit profits.
  • Recall the methods used to conduct on-the-job training.
  • Note the process for altering an audit program.

    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.