2018 Conference Schedule

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Morning Sessions

Preparing for the Audit

Date: 07/12/2018 8:15-11:45 a.m.
History: Updated
Experience: All (All levels of experience)
Advanced Preparation: We will be analyzing various types of pension and OPEB plans, so feel free to bring your own financial statements to use in that activity.
Field of Study: Auditing
Applicable Audience: CFO/Finance Director
Finance Staff
Tracks: Finance, Accounting, and Tax; Government; Health Care; Head Start/Early Head Start; Performance Improvement
Type: Full
Level: Overview
Prerequisites: None
CPE Credits: 3.5
Trainers: Bradley Klingsporn , Alyssa Hartung
Applicable Audience:
CFO/Finance Director
Finance Staff
Learning Objectives:
1. Explore the audit process.
2. Discuss what the auditors are looking to accomplish during an audit.
3. Define what you should prepare for the audit.
Session Description:
What is an audit? Why do I have to have one? If I prepare all the workpapers, what does my auditor really do? In this updated session, learn the secrets from a real-life auditor and become informed about the practices auditors do not usually reveal to their clients while performing an audit.

Do you have a difficult time preparing for the year-end financial statement audit? Do you find it challenging to provide information requested by the independent auditor? Does it seem to take a long time to finalize the audit and receive your report?

Let us provide some ideas to help identify areas for improvement in your audit process and ways to collaborate with other staff members in the process. Share your ideas, too, during this session.