Persuasive Evidence - Review of internal control through Audit Evidence
Two Day Seminar
Date – March 31, 2014 to April 1, 2014
7:30 am-8:00 am Coffee, Friut and Pastries
8:00 am – 4:15 pm each day
16 hours CPE offered for the two Day Seminar
$300 per person if 1-2 attend from the same employer:
Group Discount for the All Day Seminar- $270 per person if 3 or more attend from the same employer.
Topic: Persuasive Evidence - Review of internal controls through Audit Evidence
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Auditors sometimes worry about “selling” recommendations to management. But “selling” is not the right word – that implies management needs to be persuaded to have effective internal controls. They don’t. Management fully understands the importance of controls, and will accept any recommendation that truly adds more value than it costs.
What management doesn’t want is an auditor’s “opinion” about how something should be done, unless that auditor truly has the process-level business experience and expertise to know a better way. And even then, if another equally-experienced auditor would offer still another way of doing the same thing, management doesn’t know who to believe. Couple that with our ability to “force” management into doing something by writing an audit finding, and we have all the makings for major disagreements between auditors and managers and even audit managers. Selling won’t help.
Auditing internal controls should be more consistent than that. Different audit teams should be consistent enough in their work to identify exactly the same internal controls in the same situation. Most of the time, auditors can’t do that – it’s one of auditing’s dirty little secrets – we are really not very good or consistent at identifying internal controls.
This course is designed to change all that.
Speaker: Larry D. Hubbard, CPA, CIA, CISA, CCSA
Larry Hubbard is a professional trainer and consultant with a broad background in accounting, auditing, and finance. Prior to founding Larry Hubbard & Associates, Larry’s work experience included Mobil Corporation and Ernst & Young.
Parking: Parking is available at the Corporate entrance visitor lot at 1 Lifeway Plaza.
Cancellations will be accepted prior to March 24 with a $25 cancellation fee. Final registrations must be paid regardless of attendance. Substitutions are acceptable.