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Financial Auditing for Internal Auditors

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​For internal auditors and managers who want to understand and expand their roles related to financial reporting, as well those who simply need a “refresher” course on financial accounting concepts, this course is the ideal way to get up to speed. Beyond a basic accounting class, this course will enable participants to approach financial auditing with renewed confidence.

Taking on such topics as “common recipes for cooking the books,” and covering information flow from business process, to financial statement, and more, this course will help participants understand how key business processes relate to financial statements, as well as the impact of information technology on financial statements.

Course Duration: 2 day(s)
CPE Hours Available: 16
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Field of Study: Auditing

​Please bring a calculator to perform simple calculations such as percentages and ratios.

Advance Preparation: 


Delivery Format: On-site Training (Group-Live); Seminar (Group-Live)

​Accounting and Auditing Review

  • Define key accounting terms and understand accounting rules, equations, and basic principles
  • Understand what journal entries are and demonstrate how they are used for accounting purposes
  • Understand GAAP hierarchy and identify the rules, rule makers, and rule breakers
  • Understand the financial auditing process and recall The IIA Practice Advisories associated with financial auditing
  • Identify the basic COSO principles of internal control, including key controls and their characteristics
  • Identify finance-related management assertions and learn how to utilize them in the audit process

Financial Statements — An Overview

  • Identify financial statements
  • Identify the purpose and use of a financial balance sheet
  • Identify the purpose and use of income statements
  • Understand how to properly review a balance sheet and income statement

Business Processes and Accounting

  • Identify the difference between management and financial auditing
  • Recall how vertical and horizontal analysis can be used in audits
  • Understand revenue process activities and recall the types of revenue-related accounts and associated rules
  • Understand the procurement process, including activities, types of accounts, and process rules
  • Understand fixed assets, including fixed asset process activities, types of accounts, and process rules
  • Identify types of revenue- and liability-related ratios
  • Recall where to find useful FASB references

Recipes for Cooking the Books

  • Identify the basic elements of an accounting scandal (fraud)
  • Identify the five most common financial “games”
  • Understand the use of analytical procedures in fraud detection

Technology and Accounting

  • Understand the risks associated with end user computing
  • Understand how spreadsheets are used within business, what the characteristics of spreadsheets are, and spreadsheet risks to be aware of
  • Identify what Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is and how it is used within a business
  • Identify application controls and how to integrate an application review into a financial audit

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