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Becoming an Awesome Auditor: A New Auditor's Roadmap to Success

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Date(s): Oct 30, 2023
Time: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Registration Fee: $239.00
Cancellation Date: Oct 26, 2023
City: Austin
Parking Info:

Parking for SAO, Professional Development courses is in Garage B (1511 San Jacinto Blvd.). The Garage signage may read 1511 San Jacinto or Garage B. The elevator in Garage B is not reliable. If you are unable to walk the stairs, please contact the for alternate parking arrangements. Handicapped parking is free at the meters around the downtown area.

A course coordinator will Email you a parking permit prior to the course start date. A permit must be displayed or you will be ticketed.

Course Description

If you're a new auditor with fewer than five years of experience, this course is for you. We'll take you on a journey from novice auditor to awesome auditor, equipping you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to succeed in your career. You'll learn from experienced auditors, gain hands-on experience, and develop skills that will set you apart in the competitive world of auditing.

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: Auditing

Course Objectives

• Understand the role of an auditor and the importance of their work in ensuring organizational success.

• Learn the fundamental principles and concepts of auditing, including risk assessment, evidence gathering, and reporting.

• Develop effective communication and interviewing skills to enhance your ability to obtain and document information during the audit process.

• Gain insight on planning, conducting, and reporting on an audit engagement using a risk-based approach.

• Enhance your knowledge of auditing standards and regulations.

• Learn how to apply critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills in audit engagements to identify and mitigate risks and improve organizational processes.

• Develop skills in audit documentation and reporting.

• Gain knowledge of emerging trends and technologies in auditing.


Prerequisites not required.

YB 4.23(a)


Robert Berry

Robert Berry is an international speaker/presenter/trainer focusing on risk management, internal auditing and soft skills. He is a frequent and highly rated speaker / trainer at many industry conferences.

Robert is also a writer / author. He has penned more than 100 articles on risk, audit and compliance on his company’s blog and for multiple industry publications.

His company, That Audit Guy LLC, focuses on training individuals in person, live virtually and through on demand courses. Robert has several private clients and also delivers training directly to consumers.

He has written two books directly related to internal auditing. Ask, Get, Perform: The Auditors Essential Guide to Asking Better Questions, Getting Better Answers, and Performing Better Audits broke the top 50 on Amazon in the US and hit #1 in France. His other book, Creating Wonderful Workpapers: The Auditor's Essential Guide to Delivering Good Documentation, is highly recommended on Amazon.

Robert is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Six Sigma Greenbelt and a Certified Virtual Presenter.

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.

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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