Surgent's Sampling Fundamentals (Audit Skills Training - Level 2) (A2M7)

Course Details

Date

Self-Study

Location

Online

Field of Study

Accounting & Audit

CPE Credit

3 hours CPE credit

Level of Knowledge

Beginning

Vendor

Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC

Prerequisites

None

Description

Sampling is an important method for determining the extent of testing controls, testing compliance, and tests of substantive details. It allows the audit to apply procedures to less than 100% of the population, yet extend results to project likely conclusions about the entire population. This module will describe the proper process for both attribute testing and variable sampling in financial statement and compliance audits.

Highlights

  • Types of sampling and sampling risk
  • Attribute testing for tests of controls and compliance
  • Variable sampling for substantive assurance
  • Differentiating statistical and nonstatistical sampling approaches
  • Determining sample sizes in a Single Audit compliance audit

Objectives

  • Discuss the SAS requirements related to sampling applications
  • Differentiate attribute testing for tests of controls or compliance from variable sampling for substantive assurance
  • Explain special considerations related to single audit testing
  • Identify common sampling-related audit deficiencies

Designed For

Accountants responsible for applying sampling methods on financial statement or compliance audits

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