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Hot Topics in the Audit Confirmation Process

Gain a better understanding of audit confirmation best practices and real-life examples from an accounting and finance perspective.

This information will help you use confirmations more efficiently and effectively, including avoiding common issues that can result in peer review and enforcement findings. Efficiency is enhanced by evaluating whether confirmations are necessary, evaluating the necessary sample size, and how the confirmations should be transmitted. Confirming other information when appropriate and validating recipients and responses can improve confirmation effectiveness.

94 minutes
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Agenda

Continued Importance of Confirmations

  • Enforcement Findings Related to Cash and Receivable Confirmations
  • Increased Need for Direct Third-Party Evidence to Validate Electronic Source Information
  • New Ways to Transmit and Receive Confirmation

Bank Confirmations

  • How to Determine Whether Bank Confirmations Are Necessary
  • How to Send Electronic Bank Confirmations

Sending Receivables Confirmations

  • Identify When Confirmations Are Not Appropriate
  • How to Determine the Type(s) of Confirmations to Send
  • How to Determine the Number of Confirmations to Send
  • Evaluating Individually Significant Accounts and Whether Stratification Is Necessary
  • Addressing Client Requests Not to Send Selected Confirmations
  • Evaluate the Need to Confirm Special Terms and Other Information
  • Maintaining Control and Validating Recipients

Evaluating Confirmation Responses

  • Determining When Alternative Procedures Are Not Necessary
  • Evaluating Whether a Confirmation May Need Additional Validation
  • Extrapolating Results

Accounts Payable and Other Types of Confirmations

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OnDemand Course

Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on April 24, 2019.

Call 1-866-352-9540 for further credit information.

  • AK CLE 1.5
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.5 hours of continuing legal education for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.6
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.6 hours credit.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • The Arizona State Bar does not pre-approve or pre-certify MCLE programs. However, records of this program and attendance will be maintained by Lorman Education Services for auditing purposes. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.5 CLE credit(s).
     
  • GA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • IN CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Indiana Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Participating attorneys are eligible to receive up to 1.5 hours of Distance Education credit.
     
  • MO CLE 1.9
     
  • This course qualifies for self-study CLE credit in Missouri.
     
  • MS CLE 1.6
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.6 credit hours.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • PA CLE 1.5
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • This self-study program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hour(s) of CLE credit. Please note: Attorneys may only claim 12 credits per compliance period in this format. This course is considered "Non-Moderated Programming without Interactivity".
     

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Faculty

Randal J. Elder

Randal J. Elder

The Bryan School - UNCG

  • Professor and head of department of accounting and finance in The Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Previously accounting department chair and senior associate dean at Syracuse University Whitman School of Management
  • Public accounting experience as an audit manager at a large regional audit firm with experience with private companies and government and nonprofit audit clients
  • Chaired research synthesis on audit confirmations and audit sampling performed by the auditing section of the American Accounting Associate for the PCAOB.
  • Co-author on a leading auditing textbook, Auditing and Assurance Services: An Integrated Approach
  • Member of the AICPA and American Accounting Association
  • Ph.D. degree, Michigan State University
  • Can be contacted at 336-256-0530 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 401107
Published 2019
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