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High Impact Auditing Practices

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Date(s): Feb 22, 2021 - Feb 23, 2021
Time: 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Registration Fee: $249.00
Cancellation Date: Feb 12, 2021
Location: Online

Course Description

Updated for 2020/2021.


Imagine if we could spend our days in auditing with the single goal of being effective. Really paying attention to the results we get, and tracking those moments when we know we’re operating at the highest level of effectiveness.


Here’s exactly what we would find. Some of our auditing practices bring reliable results. But many day-to-day habits and practices we all have just get in the way.


In this program, we’ll cover ten auditing practices that – quite simply – work reliably to bring about the results we want. You’ll find important issues faster, present them in a way that management will really listen, and dramatically improve your batting average on getting managers to act where it’s needed.


Potential CPE Credits: 8.0
Govt Hours: This class meets 8.0 hours of the 24-hour requirement for governmental CPE under Government Auditing Standards (yellow book), in most cases.
Technical Hours: This class meets 8.0 CPE credits of technical training in compliance with Texas Admin. Code Rule 523.102.

Instruction Type: Live
Experience Level: BEGINNING
Category: 02 Auditing

Course Objectives

·         Explore 10 field-tested, proven actions to take on every audit project

·         Discover relevant and motivating measures of audit productivity and impact

·         Recognize technical and behavioral actions under your control needed to create measurable positive results – on every audit project

·         Identify and build a tailored action plan to enhance you own results on audits, compliance and other management projects

·         Definition of ‘High Impact Audit Results’

·         How to plan projects to automatically generate great improvement suggestions

·         How to bridge between audit project objectives and audit program steps

·         Better sampling on every audit

·         Using ‘key result measures’ to tie audit suggestions to management action

·         The great power of Root Cause Analysis on every audit project

·         Action steps to improved audit interviews and findings presentations

·         Participant individual and small group brainstorming


None. A working knowledge of auditing, accounting, risk management, and/or internal controls is helpful but not required.


Government Hours: 4.23(q)


John Hall

John J. Hall, CPA is the founder and President of Hall Consulting, Inc. and the author of The Anti-Fraud Toolkit and the award-winning book “Do What You Can! Simple Steps – Extraordinary Results”


John specializes in skills training programs and conference presentations for CPAs, management groups, government and internal auditors, and professional associations. He also coaches business and audit professionals in how to increase their effectiveness, clarify and meet their business and personal goals, and move their careers forward.


Mr. Hall has 40 years of experience as a consultant, speaker, auditor and business owner. He has worked in senior leadership positions in large corporations and international public accounting firms. He is a member of the National Speakers Association, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

John is a Certified Board Advisor and Managing Director of the Center for Strategic Business Integrity (


Meet John at Email John at

Additional Information

TAC Rule 523.142(g) requires the CPE Sponsor to monitor individual attendance and assign the correct number of CPE credits. Participants will be asked to document their time of arrival and departure in compliance with this Rule. Additionally, attendance will be monitored throughout the day and CPE certificates will reflect actual attendance of each participant.

If you are making travel plans to come to Austin, we recommend making "refundable" air and hotel reservations or waiting until 14 days before the class to actually book your reservations. Courses are occasionally canceled or rescheduled due to low enrollment. We determine whether a course has enough participants 16 days prior to the course date. If we cancel or reschedule, we will email the participant and his or her billing contact no later than 14 days before the original class date.

The course coordinator will contact you with parking information. Handicapped parking is free at the meters around the downtown area.

Vending machines with Coca-Cola products and various snack items are available. There is also a refrigerator and microwave in our coffee bar area. Feel free to bring in your own drinks and food if you prefer.

You might want to bring a light sweater or jacket, as room temperatures vary.

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