2-day In-person Seminar
December 8th & 9th, 2016
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Embassy Suites Boston at Logan Airport
This course will address issues for organizations that need to have an audit on their financial statements. Specifically, this course will address the procedures for conducting a risk assessment for errors and fraud from both the organization’s and auditor’s standpoint. We will review risks for financial statement preparation, operations and compliance. Methods for designing and assessing the effectiveness of internal controls, including the importance of monitoring the controls, will be discussed. We will review methods for documenting the internal controls of the organization. We will review the COSO Framework for Internal Controls and provide examples of how to implement the framework. Examples of preventive and detective controls will be provided and we will review the importance of internal controls and how they can reduce the time and cost of financial statement audits and reduce the risk of fines from compliance audits.
Financial statement audits are mandatory for public companies under the SEC rules. Governmental entities, not-for-profits, and non-public companies also commonly undergo audits. An evaluation of internal controls is a integral part of a financial statement audit. Organizations with good internal controls can reduce the risk of error and fraud throughout the organization. Organizations with good internal controls can reduce the time and cost of an audit.
|Lecture 1:||Audit Issues
|Lecture 2:||Review the COSO Framework for Internal Control
|Lecture 3:||Conducting a risk assessment
|Lecture 4:||Evaluating risks of misstatement
Bob is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Forensic Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Valuation Analyst, Certified in Financial Forensics, Master Analyst in Financial Forensics, Chartered Global Management Accountant, and is a licensed private investigator. Bob is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in business administration at Walden University. Bob received his MBA degree and Graduate Certificate in Accounting from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management, and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. Bob is a professor teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in accounting, fraud examination, fraud criminology, ethics, forensic accounting, external audit, internal audit, tax, and real estate finance at DeVry University, Grand Canyon University, Northwestern University, and the University of Phoenix. He has designed graduate and undergraduate courses for Grand Canyon University, Northwestern University, and Anthem College. He is a writer and public speaker. He has experience in forensic accounting, fraud examinations, financial audits, internal audits, compliance audits, real estate valuations, business valuations, real estate financing, internal control development, business continuation planning, risk management, financial forecasting and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance work. Bob is an instructor teaching continuing professional education classes for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Compliance Online, CPE Link. AccountingEd, Global Compliance Panel, Clear Law Institute and various state CPA Societies. Bob served on the American Board of Forensic Accounting for 5 years the final two years as Chairman of the Board. He also served on the Board of the American College of Forensic Examiners for two years.