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

Reviewing Documentation Effectively (RDE)

8-Hour Program (Includes Practice Aid)

WHY ATTEND THIS COURSE?

This course will cut down review time by helping participants:

  • Understand the documentation issues caused by SSARS and the Risk Assessment Audit Standards
  • Learn tips on how to quickly catch problems and motivate staff to correct them
  • Motivate staff to correct documentation “deficiencies”

Through a series of interactive cases, participants will get practice with reviewing engagement files.

DESIGNED FOR...

The in-charge accountant responsible for supervising the engagement.

OBJECTIVE

Participants will be able to:

  • Perform an effective review of documentation
  • Document the review process
  • Communicate deficiencies to staff
  • Differentiate between review responsibilities of an in-charge, supervisor, and partner

MAJOR SUBJECTS

  • Program illustrates how effective review of documentation can prevent peer review problems
  • Documentation requirements under the risk assessment SASs and SSARS requirements
  • Common documentation problems
  • Approaches to workpaper review
  • Effective communication techniques that boost morale, not deflate it
  • Documentation of the review process
  • Case studies dealing with “live” documentation problems for both reviews and audits

COURSE ACRONYM: RDE

PRESENTATION METHOD: Group-live

LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE: Basic

PREREQUISITES:

  • None

ADVANCE PREPARATION: None

FIELD OF STUDY: Accounting

RECOMMENDED CPE CREDIT: 8 hours


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