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Audit Interviews: Skills for Success

This course is designed for all federal, state, and local government auditors who want to further develop their audit interviewing skills and refine their audit interviewing processes and techniques.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the reasons for and limitations of  interviews
  • Perform each step of the audit interview process
  • Properly scope the interview
  • Adhere to the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS)
  • Apply effective interview techniques
  • Solicit information to answer specific questions related to the audit objectives
  • Identify best practices for documenting an interview before, during, and after the interview
  • Avoid common pitfalls and overcome common obstacles in audit interviews
  • Critique one’s own interview skills
Topics
  • The evidential value of an interview
  • Reasons and occasions for interviews
  • Planning and preparing for the interview
  • Conducting the interview
  • Documenting the interview
Suggested Prerequisites
None
Suggested Follow-on Courses
Additional Information
  • Meets Selected Core Competencies For: Auditors

  • Bring this course to your organization! To learn more, call 888.545.8577.

Course Details

Course Number: 5848
Tuition: $649
Duration: 2 days
NASBA CPE Credits: 16
CLPs: 16
CEUs: 1.3
Level: Basic
Field of Study
Auditing (Governmental)
Course Format
Lecture, group discussion, video-taped role play, and class exercises.
Exam Format
Exam Required for CP Students Only

Course Location & Dates

Washington, DC

Certificate Program Info

This is an elective course in the following program(s)
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