Emerging Issues and Best Practices in Government Auditing in the U.S.


Given the magnitude and breadth of current and anticipated budget reductions, coupled with increasing citizen demands for tighter fiscal accountability, government at all levels is permanently changing. This requires the government auditing profession to reach deep for answers that go beyond strengthening controls or improving processes. This course will focus on identifying and responding to critical emerging issues both within the auditing profession and the surrounding environment. Attention will be given to the measurement-based audit approach, compared to one based on auditing organizational controls.

Learning Objectives

This course covers:

  • Defining auditor roles
  • Interpreting standards for audit and non-audit services
  • Linking appropriate and sufficient evidence to high impact audit objectives and methodologies
  • Assessing the benefits of auditor certifications
  • Recruiting and nurturing an interdisciplinary workforce
  • Understanding the impact of governance structures on auditor effectiveness

Related Courses

  • Avoiding Problems in Conducting Single Audits
  • Compliance with the Yellow Book
  • Comprehensive Update of GAAS -- 1 Day
  • Field(s) of Study

    Auditing (Governmental)

    Course Length

    1 day

    Course Level



    Morgan, Stephen

    CPE Hours


    Group Cost

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