Supervision of Government Auditors: Standards and Human Relations Issues -- 2 Days

Learn the technical audit standards required for effective supervision of government auditors, the ongoing consideration of the critical “human relations” side of supervision and approaches to “balance” these two key aspects of supervising government auditors.

Learning Objectives

The one-day course covers:

  • Standards and technical skills: the starting point
  • Financial audits and attestations — incorporation of AICPA fieldwork standards for supervision
  • Performance audits — guidance and direction to staff, and on-the-job training tailored to subordinates’ knowledge and experience
  • IIA’s International Professional Practices Framework
  • Performance — includes a work program, obtaining appropriate evidence, analysis and proper communication
  • Similarities and differences of the two sets of standards
  • Considering the human side of supervising
  • Principles of supervision

The two-day course adds:​

  • Leadership, motivation and conflict management
  • Communication: internal and external
  • Career planning: formal and informal
  • Case studies of “real-world” experiences to demonstrate how the technical and human relations sides can be balanced to lead to effective supervision of government auditors

Related Courses

  • Business Writing
  • Communication Skills and Techniques
  • Customer/Client Service: Skills and Techniques
  • Field(s) of Study

    Auditing (Governmental),
    Management Services

    Course Length

    2 days

    Course Level



    O'Connor, Tom

    CPE Hours


    Group Cost

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