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The Importance of Communicating Nature and Extent

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Date(s): Jul 25, 2024
Time: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Registration Fee: $169.00
Cancellation Date: Jul 18, 2024
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

Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book) Requirement 6.51 (April 2021) provides that auditors should place their findings in perspective by describing the nature and extent of the issues being reported and the extent of the work performed that resulted in the finding to give the reader a basis for judging the prevalence and consequences of these findings. This requirement calls on auditors to, as appropriate, to relate the instances identified to the population or the number of cases examined and quantify the results in terms of dollar value or other measures. If these results cannot be projected, auditors should limit their conclusions appropriately. This block of instruction explores the burdens and benefits of this requirement and encourages attendees to plan the communication of context to their clients and stakeholders.

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: INTERMEDIATE
Category: Auditing

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to tailor their audit activity, no matter their level and role, to deliver critical context so that their audience perceives their work-products to be balanced and understand the prevalence and consequences of issues being reported.


1 plus year (Government) Audit Experience

YB 4.23(a)


Rene Valadez

• Certified Internal Auditor

• Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Professional

• Internal Audit Director 11 Years - 2 Major Texas State Agencies

• 5 Years Experience Texas State Auditor's Office

• Internal Business Compliance @ Deloitte

• Legislative Analyst, Texas Lt Governor's Office 5 Years

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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