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Certified Government Audit Professional Exam Review Course

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This three day course will be delivered by Tom O'Connor. It will prepare participants to sit for the CGAP (Certified Government Audit Professional) Examination: International. The review course is based on IIA (Institute of Internal Auditors) source materials as well as the latest literature on the role and expectations of government auditors in the current era of enhanced accountability in the public sector. All basic requirements to prepare for and pass the CGAP exam are addressed in this review. Each of the four domains in the CGAP exam — standards and controls, audit practices, audit methodologies and skills, and the government environment — are carefully reviewed and discussed. Discussion of each domain is followed by a mock quiz comprised of approximately 50 relevant practice questions. The results of each mock quiz are discussed in lecture and individual question and answer periods.

Purpose of the Course

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and apply required standards for governmental auditing.
  • Use current audit methodologies and techniques in government audits.
  • Describe the government auditor’s evolving role in accountability. 
Course Duration: 3 day(s)
CPEs Available: 0
Knowledge Level: Basic
Field of Study: Auditing (Governmental)
Advance Preparation: 
Delivery Method: On-site Training (Group-Live)

​DOMAIN I: Auditing Standards and Control/Risk Models

  • Role of auditing standards
  • IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of
  • Internal Auditing (ISPPIA)
  • Other relevant standards, e.g., INTOSAI, IFAC, AICPA, GAGAS
  • Governance in the public sector
  • Control/Risk models
  • IIA and other codes of ethics
  • Participants complete mock questions for Domain I
  • Discussion of answers to Domain I mock questions

DOMAIN II: Government Auditing Practices

  • Management of government auditing function
  • Types of government audit services
  • Consulting or non-audit services
  • Effective processes for delivering "quality" audit services
  • Participants complete mock questions for Domain II
  • Discussion of answers to Domain II mock questions

DOMAIN III: Government Audit Methodologies and Skills

  • Management concepts and techniques
  • Performance measurement and management
  • Program evaluation overview
  • Integrity services by government auditors
  • Research and data collection techniques
  • Analytical skills and logic
  • Participants complete mock questions for Domain III
  • Discussion of answers to mock questions for Domain III

DOMAIN IV: Government Auditing Environment

  • Performance management
  • Financial management (includes budgeting)
  • Implications of various delivery methods (in-house, contracted out, etc.)
  • Unique human resources management
  • Unique procurement management
  • Participants complete mock questions for Domain IV
  • Discussion of answers to mock questions for Domain IV
  • Discussion of additional supplemental questions (total group)
  • Discussion of reference material for the CGAP exam
  • Questions, summary, and evaluation

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