Yellow Book Financial Audits

  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017

    1:00pm – 4:59pm
  • 4
    Auditing (Governmental)

Do you perform financial statement audits in accordance with the Yellow Book? This course provides an excellent baseline of information for accountants in understanding the requirements related to performing and audit under the Yellow Book. It is essential that all auditors planning and conducting financial audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS, GAS, or simply the "Yellow Book") understand and be able to discern key concepts and standards accordingly in executing their responsibilities. TOPICS DISCUSSED  Foundation and ethical principles of government auditing  Standards for use and application of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) ("Yellow Book")  General standards  Standards for financial audits  Compliance audits under the Uniform Guidance


LEARNING OBJECTIVES When you complete this course you will be able to:
  • Recall the concepts and guidance found in the Yellow Book.
  • Recognize Yellow Book requirements related to CPE, independence, and peer review.
  • Identify the additional requirements for performing a financial statement audit under Government Auditing Standards.
  • Recognize the additional reporting requirements for financial audits.

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Designed For

Government auditors and public accountants planning or conducting audits


American Institute of CPAs

Field of Study

Auditing (Governmental)

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