Maximizing Analytic Procedure Evidence - Adding Value Through Useful Financial Statement Analysis will enhance an ability to read and interpret financial information as a critical audit skill. Financial statement auditors need to be able to analyze financial results to not only enhance audit quality, but to also improve client service through being a better business advisor. Note: This course is recommended as a part of a 16-hour audit skills curriculum for supervisory or managerial auditors, while it is also appropriate for anyone who has responsibilities for analyzing and interpreting financial statements. 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...
- Determine common ratios used to analyze and interpret financial results, focusing on areas such as profitability, liquidity, operating efficiency, and leverage
- Identify how to improve the use of analytic procedures to detect earnings management and other anomalies
- Determine how to leverage analytic procedures as audit evidence
- Identify how to draw conclusions from financial statement analysis
The major topics covered in this course include:
- Financial statement analysis, and communicating insights to financial statement users
- Improving audit quality through strong analytic procedures, including identifying and responding to risk of material misstatement
- Developing plausible expectations for comparison to actual financial results
- Detecting earnings management and other risks through analytic procedures