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AHI Semi-Senior Staff Training (Level 2) 2024
Monday, October 21, 2024 - Wednesday, October 23, 2024 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Okemos Event Center Okemos, MI
Course # 160091 | by AHI Associates
Members SAVE $450
Speakers: Bruce J. Dunn Jr.
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Total Credits: 24.0
Earn Up To: 16.8 AA, 7.2 OT credits
Level: Intermediate
Vendor: AHI Associates

What you will learn

Enable more experienced staff to complete smaller audits, reviews and compilations with minimum supervision and maximum profitability.

Note: Be prepared with a calculator and a device for completing online tax research.


Advance your skills to propel your career. This course is the second in a four-course series, provides the guidance needed to handle small engagements and to complete small audits, reviews and compilations with minimal supervision. Gain knowledge to improve your skills to perform more complex analytical procedures, as well as drafting financial statements and footnotes.


Advanced Preparation:
About 30 minutes of pre-reading before the event

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  • Satisfy Client and CPA Firm Needs
    • The objective of this section is to identify ways to maintain and improve good communication with clients and partners. There is also an opportunity to critique actual practice situations involving poor communications.
  • Apply Analytical Procedures
    • This session emphasizes the values and uses of analytical procedures for auditing and review services and how these tests can be used to help a client run their business better as a part of a client–services-oriented approach. Participants will learn how to correctly apply the SSARS and SAS requirements to clients through several cases covering ratio analysis and analytical procedures.
  • Conduct Small Audits
    • Previous learning about the financial accounting process, transaction cycles, and the nature of generally accepted accounting principles will be reinforced and applied to the audit of a small client. Understanding the client and their industry; assessing control risk, inherent risk, and risk of fraud; linking assessed risks to resulting evidence; designing the most efficient audit approach; and making management suggestions on small jobs are all addressed in the case application.
  • Perform Review Service Engagements
    • In this session participants explore both the SSARS requirements and the practical problems encountered in applying them to compilations and reviews. A major case study is used to help participants understand differences in the nature and extent of procedures necessary for completing reviews and compilations, including analytical procedures, working papers and common GAAP problems. Participants will also learn how to use review service engagement forms and check lists more effectively.
  • Draft Financial Statements and Footnotes
    • Participants will review and recommend changes in the format, terminology, and account groupings for a set of financial statements included in a major case study. Adherence to firm policies and utilization of professional judgement in adapting to varying circumstances will be emphasized in full group discussion.
    • Using a reporting checklist, small groups of participants will also organize and outline the contents of footnotes for the case study financial statements. Participants will evaluate an accountant’s report for a review service engagement using the facts contained in the case materials. They will also complete an engagement reporting exercise to become familiar with the different types of reports needed under differing circumstances.
  • Improve Corporate Tax Knowledge
    • Completion of the major case in this module requires that participants identify and resolve numerous tax issues in order to determine a small business client’s tax liability for the year. A tax return preparation and review checklist for C corporations is provided as an aid. Other cases in the module require that participants solve problems involving unethical tax return preparation, methods of depreciating assets and determining the appropriate form of a business organization.

Semi-Senior audit staff with 1-2 year's experience and at least one tax season. Note: the experience level is only a guideline and actual experience levels may vary.

  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Business Management & Organization
  • Taxes
  • Bruce J. Dunn Jr.
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