Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education

Government Auditing Standards (2017) (GAS4)

NEW! 4-Hour Program

WHY ATTEND THIS COURSE?

The GAO issued an Exposure Draft of its 2017 Yellow Book in April 2017. The Exposure Draft is a modernized version of Government Auditing Standards that takes into account developments in the auditing, accountability, and financial management professions. Many of the new provisions address quality control issues identified by federal agencies and the AICPA. The comment period was over in July 2017 and the GAO is expected to issue the standards in late 2017 or early 2018 with effective dates for December 31, 2017 financial statement audits and thereafter. The new standards will require that auditors take 4 hours of CPE on this new Yellow Book to be repeated every time a new Yellow Book is issued. This course will meet that requirement. It will cover the Yellow Book requirements for financial statement audits, attestation engagements and performance audits.

DESIGNED FOR...

Practitioners in public accounting that perform audits under Government Auditing Standards.

OBJECTIVE

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the requirements of Government Auditing Standards
  • Describe the differences between the 2011 standards and the 2017 standards
  • Apply the requirements of Government Auditing Standards

MAJOR SUBJECTS

  • Independence
  • CPE
  • Peer review
  • Quality
  • Financial statement audit requirements
  • Attestation engagement requirements
  • Performance audit requirements

COURSE ACRONYM: GAS4

PRESENTATION METHOD: Group-live

LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE: Basic

PREREQUISITES:

  • None

ADVANCE PREPARATION: None

FIELD OF STUDY: Auditing (Governmental)

RECOMMENDED CPE CREDIT: 4 hours


Qualifies for the 24-hour Yellow Book requirement. Determination as to the qualification of certain courses for the Yellow Book 24-hour requirement should be made on an auditor specific basis depending on that auditor’s Yellow Book clients. Note that the determination of course qualification is a matter of an auditor’s professional judgment in consultation with appropriate individuals in the audit firm. The 24 hours are a subset of the 80-hour requirement.


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