Government Audit: Basic Concepts Through Resolution

Learn the basic audit framework, the critical thinking skills required for performing the audit in accordance with GAGAS, and the techniques needed to complete an effective audit. Core components include the risk-based approach to planning the assignment, conducting the survey using analytical procedures, completing field work, report writing and resolution.

Learning Objectives

This course covers:

  • Financial statement audits
  • Attestation engagements (project or program specific audits/agreed-upon procedures audits) 
  • Performance audits (economy and efficiency, and program results)
  • Communication (including interview techniques and presentation skills)
  • Working paper, preparation and review (including development of audit evidence and the federal Rules of Evidence)
  • Audit management and successful leadership
  • Standard operating procedures

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

    5 days

    Course Level



    Hester, Chuck

    CPE Hours


    Group Cost

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