Improving audit file quality (Focus on firm and file inspections)
|CPD Hours:||Attendance at this seminar will secure 6.5 hour/s verifiable CPD points including other professional bodies (SAICA, SAIBA, ACCA, IACSA, IRBA & etc)|
What happens when your audit files are selected for review ? Are your quality control procedures effective to ensure these files will be correct or do they need Fixing before being ready for review? The aim of this course is to ensure you have everything that is necessary in your audit file for it to comply with the quality as required from the auditing standards. Regardless of your audit methodology or software, this course will take you through the standards and what is required to be documented. Delegates should then identify if everything is included in their methodology or if it needs to be added manually. Significant issues will be discussed with regards to IRBA reviews and how to avoid these potholes. Quality control is ultimately the responsibility of the partners and the managers, and as such this course will also focus on the responsibilities of the partners and the managers throughout the audit to ensure quality control and proper documentation. This includes direction, supervision and review.
• Understand your role as reviewer • Understand how to review based on risk • Understand what to focus on when reviewing • Understand why some sections are prone to more review issues, and how to avoid this to improve audit efficiency • To be able to document a review note properly.
• The importance of proper documentation • Important sections to focus on when reviewing • Common mistakes made by trainees during audits • Common mistakes made by managers and partners during audits • Common file review issues.
All seniors, Managers and Partners that form part of the review process.
Delegates must have the following available on the course day: o Own computers (PC or laptop) with Excel loaded onto the machine. o Proper internet connection (Wi-Fi or 3G) with sufficient data for the day. o USB headset with microphone and speaker Webcam (external or built-in) For the engagement activities and tools, other devices such as the iPad or iPhone are not recommended. Please ensure that you are logged in 15 minutes prior to the start of the session.