Auditing standards require auditors to assess riskâ€”including controlsâ€”and use that assessment as a foundation for performing the audit. Risk assessment is not just a technical GAAS requirement, it has a direct impact on realization. Audit teams that perform a thorough risk assessment are more likely to have high realization engagements than those who go through the motions. This course is designed for small business audit teams. It addresses the risk assessment procedures and responsibilities for each team member and how they fit together to create more effective and efficient audits. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.
After attending this presentation you will be able to...
- Identify characteristics of the clientâ€™s business and industry that are most relevant for assessing audit risk
- Identify the clientâ€™s key controls and assess their ability to mitigate risk
- Link the elements of the risk assessment model to an overall assessment of risk and the design of further audit procedures.
The major topics that will be covered in this class include:
Each element of the risk assessment process:
- Understanding the clientâ€™s business and industry in which it operates
- Internal control
- Assessing the magnitude and likelihood of risk
- Linking risk assessment to substantive audit procedures