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Auditing I: Conceptual Foundations of Auditing

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Accounting
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 8 weeks long

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Overview

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This course provides an intensive conceptual and applied introduction to auditing in society. It focuses on concepts and applications related to financial-statement auditors’ professional responsibilities as well as major facets of the audit process including risk assessment and audit reporting. In the U.S. financial-statement audits and related services generally are provided by Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). To succeed in this course, you should anticipate engaging in critical thinking and thoughtful communication about audit professionals' decision environments, decision processes, and deliverables. Additionally, you should understand the macro-level learning objectives in each of the course's weekly modules.

Syllabus

WEEK 1

About the Course

In this module, you will become familiar with the course, your instructor and your classmates, and our learning environment. This orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required to navigate and be successful in this course.

MODULE 1: Auditing is a form of Assurance

 

WEEK 2

MODULE 2: The Demand for High Quality Auditing

 

WEEK 3

MODULE 3: Audit Risk and Materiality

 

WEEK 4

MODULE 4: The Value of Audits

 

WEEK 5

MODULE 5: Financial Statement Auditing

 

WEEK 6

MODULE 6: Audit Assertions

 

WEEK 7

MODULE 7: Auditor's Professional & Ethical Responsibilities

 

WEEK 8

MODULE 8: Audit Quality

 

Taught by

Mark E. Peecher, PhD, CPA

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