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Certificate in Audit Engagement Fundamentals

4 DAYS / 32 PD HOURS – Minimum 0-1 busy seasons

This four-day certificate program introduces the various assurance engagements accountants may be required to perform. It explores the risk-based audit approach, and explains how to recognize common risks and objectives for each audit area.

This course will increase your understanding of the link between planned audit procedures and the overall and financial statement assertion level risks, and will provide an opportunity to execute audit procedures. You will learn how to effectively and efficiently create working paper documentation to demonstrate the nature, timing and extent of procedures performed and review active listening techniques that will enhance your ability to gather relevant and reliable audit evidence through client interviews.

Using a case study approach, you will work in small group ‘audit teams’ to plan, execute and report on an audit engagement. As a team, you will learn to identify the risks and objectives of each audit area, and work together to ensure planned audit procedures are appropriately targeted to risks.

To view a full course description and register to attend, please visit the CPA Ontario PD portal by clicking on the dates below:

Monday, October 7 – Thursday, October 10, 2019 (Toronto – Downtown)

Tuesday, January 14 – Friday, January 17, 2020 (Toronto – Downtown)

Monday, May 11 – Thursday, May 14, 2020 (Toronto – Downtown)

Monday, October 5 – Thursday, October 8, 2020 (Toronto – Downtown)

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Audit Engagements - Review of the Standards

2 DAYS / 15 PD HOURS 

Developed with the needs of professional accountants working in public practice in mind, this seminar provides a solid foundation in the practical application of the Canadian Auditing Standards (CAS) to audit engagements. Participants are given an opportunity to build on their understanding of the standards, with an emphasis on areas identified as common pitfalls in national practice inspection findings. Using a case study approach, participants practise applying the standards to a set of client-specific facts. The case study is based on the audit of a moderately complex for-profit private company. Participants will also explore the key elements of documenting an engagement working paper file including, planning, engagement execution, and reporting.

To view a full course description and register to attend, please visit the CPA Ontario PD portal by clicking on the dates below:

Monday, August 26 – Tuesday, August 27, 2019 (Toronto – Downtown)

Tuesday, November 19 – Wednesday, November 20, 2019 (Toronto – Downtown)

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Auditor's Workshop for Small to Medium Sized Practices - How Can I Do Better?

1 DAY / 7 PD HOURS 

Are you an auditor who is looking for ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of your engagements? In this highly interactive workshop, revisit key audit requirements as they relate to common trouble spots in audit engagements, and learn practical approaches for avoiding or mitigating the impacts of each. Critique sample working papers to identify opportunities for improvement. Review sample financial statements to highlight and correct common presentation and disclosure issues, and obtain and share practical tips with your peers for improved audit performance.

Participants are invited to bring sample/illustrative audit working papers or any complex or controversial audit issues for discussion and analysis in the course.

To view a full course description and register to attend, please visit the CPA Ontario PD portal by clicking on the dates below:

Friday, November 1, 2019 (Toronto – Downtown)

Thursday, November 14, 2019 (Oshawa)

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 (Barrie)

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