Developing and Conducting Effective and Efficient Performance Audit Programs

Financial audits generally have a clearly defined set of audit objectives and audit scope, while performance audits generally do not. For each audit, the organization must determine appropriate scope and objectives. This requires analysis of what is needed and the most effective approach to meet that need. This course addresses the three essentials of audit planning: doing the right thing, doing it right and documenting the process.

Learning Objectives

This course covers:

  • Doing the right thing — what do we (or the customers) need?
  • Meeting needs quickly, cheaply and well
  • Issues to consider for each audit
  • Required steps for all audits
  • Risk assessment
  • Considering fraud as a risk
  • The planning process

Related Courses

  • Mapping Programs and Developing High-Impact Audit Issues
  • Field(s) of Study


    Course Length

    1 day

    Course Level



    Hester, Chuck

    CPE Hours


    Group Cost

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