Webinar Details
Course Description

Financial statement auditors need to be able to analyze financial results to not only enhance audit quality, but to also improve client service through being a better business advisor. Reading and interpreting financial information is a critical skill that this module will enhance.

Major Topics: 

  • Financial statement analysis, and communicating insights to financial statement users
  • Improving audit quality through strong analytic procedures, including identifying and responding to risk of material misstatement
  • Developing plausible expectations for comparison to actual financial results
Learning Objectives
  • Identify common ratios used to analyze and interpret financial results, focusing on areas such as profitability, liquidity, operating efficiency, and leverage
  • Recognize how to improve the use of analytic procedures to detect earnings management and other anomalies
  • Explore how to leverage analytic procedures as audit evidence
  • Discover how to draw conclusions from financial statement analysis
Prerequisites
  • Experience on basic audit engagements
Who Should Attend

CPAs, accounting/finance professionals who work with financial statements. 

Advanced Preparation

None

Presenter Details
  • Jennifer Louis
    • Presenter

    Jennifer has over 20 years experience in designing and instructing high-quality training programs in a wide variety of technical and “soft skills” topics needed for professional and organization success.  In 2003 she founded Emergent Solutions Group, which is dedicated to meeting organization’s professional training needs on a project or part-time basis.  Jennifer serves a wide variety of clients, including public accounting firms, private industry corporations, and public sector agencies.

NASBA Sponsor
  • National Registry of CPE Sponsors for the QAS self-study delivery method
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Date & Time
Monday, March 11, 2024

12:00 PM EDT (see additional timezones)

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