This course, based on Government Auditing Standards, 2018 Revision, is essential for auditors performing Yellow Book audits. It provides detailed information that all auditors planning and conducting engagements in accordance with the Yellow Book need to be able to discern the requirements related to independence. This course will increase your knowledge of the requirements and application guidance related to ethics, standards for financial audits, attestation engagements, performance audits, and more.
- Qualifies for Yellow Book CPE
When you complete this course you will be able to:
- Identify the guidance found in Government Auditing Standards, 2018 Revision.
- Recognize the relationship between Government Auditing Standards and other professional standards.
- Recognize the Yellow Book guidance regarding independence as found in Government Auditing Standards, 2018 Revision.
- Identify the Yellow Book requirements for financial statement audits, attestation engagements, and performance audits.
- Foundation and principles for government auditing
- General requirements for complying with Government Auditing Standards
- Ethics, independence, and professional judgment
- Competence and CPE
- Quality control and peer review
- Standards for financial audits
- Standards for attestation and review engagements
- Fieldwork and reporting standards for performance audits
Bruce Shepard, CPA Las Vegas, Nevada Bruce Shepard was most recently an assistant professor of accounting at George Fox University and an adjunct professor of accounting at the University of Oregon, prior to becoming an instructor for the AICPA in 2012.
From 2006-2010, Mr. Shepard was the Chief Financial Officer of Las Vegas Gaming, Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he had full management responsibility for all financial affairs, daily business operations, administration and human resources.
From 1985-2006, Mr. Shepard was in charge of the Middle Market Practice for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Portland, Oregon, where he served as an Assurance Partner from 1989-2006 focusing on providing proactive business advisory services to fast-growing companies. At PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Mr. Shepard spearheaded over 100 acquisitions and divestitures by leading in the financial structuring and negotiations. He worked with clients to develop strategic plans for short-term and long-term growth. He assisted both start-up companies and beyond start-up companies with attaining their needed growth capital.
Mr. Shepard wrote an article, Financing Entrepreneurs, in 1999 for the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Shepard was awarded "Beta Alpha Psi Professional of the Year" in 2006 for sustained involvement with the University of Oregon.