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Audit Conclusions and Reporting (18 hours)
Audit Sampling (12 hours)
Auditing Developments (16 hours)
Auditors' Reports (6 hours)
Conducting Compilation Engagements (1 hours)
Updated
Conducting Review Engagements (2 hours)
How to Audit Cash (1 hours)
How to Audit Equity (1 hours)
How to Audit Fixed Assets (2 hours)
Updated
How to Audit for Fraud (3 hours)
How to Audit Inventory (2 hours)
How to Audit Liabilities (1 hours)
How to Audit Receivables (2 hours)
How to Audit Revenue (2 hours)
Internal Control and Anti-Fraud Program for the Small Business (7 hours)
Internal Control and Fraud Detection (8 hours)
Materiality in a Review of Financial Statements (SSARS 25) (4 hours)
Preparation, Compilation, and Review Engagements (18 hours)
Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS 21-25) (10 hours)

Audit Conclusions and Reporting

Audit Conclusions and Reporting
Course number: AA641201
This course is based on AU-C Sections 700-799, as presented in the AICPA’s Codification of Statements on Auditing Standards. Topics include: forming an opinion and reporting on financial statements; auditing interpretations of Section 700; communicating key audit matters in the independent auditor’s report; modifications to the opinion in the independent auditor’s report; emphasis-of-matter paragraph and other-matter paragraphs in the independent auditor’s report; consistency of financial reports; other information in documents containing audited financial statements; supplementary information in relation to the audited financial statements as a whole; required supplementary information; and more. Course level: Basic. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Auditing    Course credit: 18 hours
 

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Audit Sampling

Audit Sampling
Course number: AA684901
This course, based on the AICPA Audit Guide, presents recommendations on the application of GAAS to audits involving the use of audit sampling methods. The auditing guidance in this edition of the guide has been conformed to SAS Nos. 122-130, which have been issued since 2011 as part of the Clarity Project (ASB). The course also includes increased guidance on the use of nonstatistical audit sampling. This guidance is more integrated and explains throughout the guide the common factors that need to be considered when following either a statistical or nonstatistical approach. Although the purpose of this guide is to provide guidance to help auditors apply audit sampling in accordance with AU-C section 530, Audit Sampling (AICPA, Professional Standards), the concepts and procedures described herein may be also useful when performing attestation engagements that involve sampling. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Auditing    Course credit: 12 hours
 

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Auditing Developments

Auditing Developments
Course number: AA771409
Part of planning an audit involves consideration of the business and economic environment in which the client operates. To deal with the volatility in the business climate, auditors should focus their efforts in key areas and should take lessons from litigation. In this course, auditors will learn how to perform more efficient engagements, understand the new auditor’s report guidance found in SAS Nos. 134–139, agreed-upon engagements in SSAE No. 19. Additionally, the course focuses on recalling, recognizing and identifying rules related to auditing standards including new developments pertaining to those standards. The course also addresses auditing issues related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Auditing    Course credit: 16 hours
 

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Auditors' Reports

Auditors
Course number: AA681502
This course provides guidance on developing the auditor’s report in accordance with applicable AICPA professional standards, supplemented with best practice recommendations to ensure that practitioners issue the highest quality auditor’s report for the particular circumstances of their engagements. Illustrative examples are provided so practitioners can easily apply the guidance. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Auditing.     Course credit: 6 hours
 

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Conducting Compilation Engagements

Conducting Compilation Engagements
Course number: AA483401
A compilation engagement involves a greatly reduced set of activities from a review engagement, and especially from an audit. In Conducting Compilation Engagements, we describe the steps required to complete a compilation, as well as every other aspect of a compilation engagement, including the engagement letter and the compilation report. The course also includes the requirements for an engagement in which the accountant is called upon to prepare financial statements for a client. This course is based on SSARS 21, Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services: Clarification and Recodification. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Auditing    Course credit: 1 hour
 

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Conducting Review Engagements

Conducting Review Engagements
Course number: AA483302
A review engagement involves a significantly reduced set of activities from an audit engagement, with a focus on analytical procedures and inquiries. In Conducting Review Engagements, we describe the nature of these analytical procedures and inquiries, as well as every other aspect of a review engagement, including the engagement letter, representation letter, and accountant’s review report. This course is based on SSARS 21, Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services: Clarification and Recodification. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Auditing    Course credit: 2 hours
 

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How to Audit Cash

How to Audit Cash
Course number: AA442201
This course clarifies for the auditor every action needed to audit cash. It describes the characteristics of cash from an auditing perspective, and then goes on to describe the activities required to audit a client’s cash accounts. The course contains extensive material about cash-related controls, fraud issues, and the construction of a bank reconciliation and a proof of cash. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Auditing    Course credit: 1 hour
 

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How to Audit Equity

How to Audit Equity
Course number: AA442301
This course clarifies for the auditor every action needed to audit equity. It describes the characteristics of equity from an auditing perspective, and then goes on to describe the activities required to audit the equity portion of the balance sheet. The course also covers the different types of controls that a firm can apply to its equity transactions. Background information concerning the accounting for equity is inserted into the text as needed. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Auditing    Course credit: 1 hour
 

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How to Audit Fixed Assets

How to Audit Fixed Assets
Course number: AA442401
This course clarifies for the auditor every action needed to audit fixed assets. It describes the characteristics of fixed assets from an auditing perspective, and then goes on to describe the activities required to audit both tangible and intangible fixed assets. The course also covers the auditing of depreciation, as well as asset impairment losses. Further, the course materials note several issues that can assist in the planning for an audit of fixed assets. Background information concerning the accounting for fixed assets is inserted into the text as needed. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Auditing    Course credit: 2 hours
 

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How to Audit for Fraud

How to Audit for Fraud
Course number: AA442602
This course shows the auditor how to detect fraud. It does so by discussing fraud risk indicators and other clues indicating the presence of fraud, and itemizes the many extended audit procedures that can be used to detect traces of fraud. The course also notes who is responsible for fraud prevention and detection, and covers the different ways in which financial statements can be fraudulently misstated. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Auditing    Course credit: 3 hours
 

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How to Audit Inventory

How to Audit Inventory
Course number: AA442801
This course clarifies for the auditor every action needed to audit inventory. It describes the characteristics of inventory from an auditing perspective, and then goes on to describe the steps required to audit inventory. Background information concerning inventory is also included, such as physical inventory counts, the lower of cost or market rule, and inventory cost layering. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Auditing.     Course credit: 2 hours
 

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How to Audit Liabilities

How to Audit Liabilities
Course number: AA442901
This course clarifies for the auditor every action needed to audit liabilities. It describes the characteristics of liabilities from an auditing perspective, and then goes on to describe the steps required to audit many types of liabilities, including accounts payable, accrued liabilities, and debt. There is a particular emphasis on the search for unrecorded liabilities. Background information concerning the accounting for liabilities is inserted into the text as needed. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Auditing    Course credit: 1 hour
 

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How to Audit Receivables

How to Audit Receivables
Course number: AA443101
This course clarifies for the auditor every action needed to audit receivables. It describes the characteristics of receivables from an auditing perspective, and then goes on to describe the steps required to audit receivables. Background information concerning receivables is also included, such as the allowance for doubtful accounts, accounting for notes receivable, receivable fraud, and receivable controls. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Auditing    Course credit: 2 hours
 

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How to Audit Revenue

How to Audit Revenue
Course number: AA489401
This course clarifies for the auditor every action needed to audit revenue. It describes the characteristics of revenue from an auditing perspective, and then goes on to describe the steps required to audit revenue. Background information concerning revenue recognition is also included, such revenue recognition rules, consignment arrangements, customer acceptance issues, revenue fraud, and revenue controls. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Auditing    Course credit: 2 hours
 

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Internal Control and Anti-Fraud Program for the Small Business

Internal Control and Anti-Fraud Program for the Small Business
Course number: AA666502
This course is a practical guide to protection for businesses NOT subject to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. It is geared specifically toward private, non-public small businesses and their unique needs in the realm of fraud protection. Covering all elements of an internal control structure applicable to the small business community, this course provides a step-by-step roadmap for designing and implementing an effective, efficient internal control structure/anti-fraud program tailored to your business’s particular needs. Case studies are used throughout to illustrate internal control weaknesses and the fraud that can result, and follow-up analysis describes the controls that would have reduced the probability of fraud had they been in place. You’ll learn how to analyze your company’s internal control issues, and implement a robust system for fraud prevention. The step-by-step internal control program includes the following: understanding the five elements of internal control, avoiding gaps in protection with relevant controls, designing the ultimate anti-fraud program, and implementing internal control tailored to your needs. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Auditing    Course credit: 7 hours
 

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Internal Control and Fraud Detection

Internal Control and Fraud Detection
Course number: AA762401
This course presents the principles of internal control to help readers understand the nature and context of control, such as limitations of internal controls, the most recognized controls frameworks (e.g. COSO Framework, Green Book), and some common and important control procedures. It also includes steps on how to identify risks and controls, advice on how to assess the adequacy of controls, a discussion of how to reach a fair assessment, and documentation requirements for evidences of effective controls. In addition, the course discusses requirements related to performing an integrated audit: SAS 130 and AS No. 2201. Although these auditing rules are mandatory for external auditors and not for management, management should give consideration to following the approach described in these requirements. Includes an illustration of potential internal controls weaknesses involving accounting and financial reporting cycles, along with examples of compensating controls. It provides sample audit programs of key processes. It also incorporates appendices including: an example of management internal control report, a SOX Section 404 management compliance checklist, financial reporting controls and information systems checklist for each key cycle (e.g. revenue, inventory, financing), and a computer applications checklist. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Auditing    Course credit: 8 hours
 

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Materiality in a Review of Financial Statements (SSARS 25)

Materiality in a Review of Financial Statements (SSARS 25)
Course number: AA771301
The purpose of this course is to inform the reader of the various changes made to the compilation and review codification by the issuance of SSARS No. 25, Materiality in a Review of Financial Statements and Adverse Conclusions, include changes made to AR-C 60—General Principles, AR-C 70—Preparation of Financial Statements, AR-C 80—Compilation Engagements, and AR-C 90—Review of Financial Statements. Topics include expanding use of the disclaimer report in a preparation engagement, changes involving the reporting on the contractual basis of accounting, new requirements to define materiality in a review engagement, expanded inquiries and management representations in a review engagement, the new modified conclusion (qualified and adverse conclusion) reporting changes, guidance on going concern in a review engagement, and more. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Auditing    Course credit: 4 hours
 

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Preparation, Compilation, and Review Engagements

Preparation, Compilation, and Review Engagements
Course number: AA622501
This course, based on the Preparation, Compilation, and Review Engagements Guide published by the AICPA, contains the following topics: review and compilation engagements of financial statements, engagements for the preparation of financial statements, compilation of pro forma financial information engagements, review and compilation engagements of personal financial statements, and the international reporting issues surrounding these engagements. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Auditing    Course credit: 18 hours
 

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Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS 21-25)

Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS 21-25)
Course number: AA752104
The purpose of this course is to inform the reader of the various changes made to the compilation and review codification by SSARS No. 21 as amended by SSARS No. 22, Compilation of Pro Forma Financial Information, SSARS No. 23, Omnibus Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services—2016, SSARS No. 24, Omnibus Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services—2018, and SSARS No. 25, Materiality in a Review of Financial Statements and Adverse Conclusions. The course addresses the three types of engagements that can be performed under the SSARSs: a preparation of financial statements engagement, a compilation engagement, and a review engagement. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study: Auditing    Course credit: 10 hours
 

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