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Studies on Single Audit and Yellow Book Deficiencies

Author/Moderator: Daniel Bradley, CPA and William Wagner, CPA
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A single audit is comprised of an audit of financial statements performed under the Yellow Book and a compliance audit performed under OMB Circular A-133. How do you meet the requirements of the guidance used in a single audit such that you avoid audit deficiencies?

In this course, learn how to avoid common audit deficiencies in your single audits using simulated case studies and practice exercises with lessons for today’s issues. Areas such as major program determination, drafting audit finding and reporting on the compliance audit are examined in real life situations so that you can learn from other’s mistakes in order to perform higher quality audits. Avoid these common mistakes and recognize the deficiencies before it’s too late.

Topics Discussed:

  • Engagement letters
  • Management representation letters
  • Yellow Book continuing professional education
  • The GAO and Independence
  • Single audit or program-specific audit
  • Major program determination
  • Allowable costs
  • Abuse
  • Fraud risk factors
  • Audit sampling
  • Documentation
  • Drafting findings
  • Schedule of Federal Expenditures (SEFA)

Learning Objectives:
When you complete this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify common deficiencies in the use of engagement letters noted by peer reviewers.
  • Describe the requirements of continuing professional education under the Yellow Book CPE rules and GAO guidance.
  • Discern the GAGAS Independence Framework and issues.
  • Enhance understanding of major program determination under OMB Circular A-133 using the risk-based approach.
  • Identify how pressures on your clients relate to fraud risk factors.
  • Simulate the process of drafting an audit finding in an OMB Circular A-133 compliance audit.
  • Recognize auditee and auditor responsibilities related to the Schedule of Federal Expenditures (SEFA) and potential problem areas in SEFA presentation.
Who Will Benefit?
Auditors performing OMB Circular A-133 compliance audits and internal financial staff of government and not-for-profit entities

Prerequisite: Experience in Yellow Book and OMB Circular A-133 compliance auditing environment

Advanced Preparation: None

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NASBA Field of Study: Auditing (Governmental)
Level: Intermediate
Recommended CPE Credit: Text - 7; On-Demand - 5.5
Yellow Book Hours: Text - 7; On-Demand - 5.5
Studies on Single Audit and Yellow Book Deficiencies
Text , 2014
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