This course, taught by Garland Granger, CIA, CPA, CFE, covers how to maintain professionalism when engaging with a client in a work related setting and presenting information in an easy to read format for non-accountants.

Explore the basics of accepting a new client, discover the basics of performing analytical procedures, recognize the concepts of audit risk and materiality, and recognize the auditor's responsibility for fraud and legal noncompliance.
Learning Objectives
  • Explore the basics of Accepting a New Client
  • Discover the basics of performing Analytical Procedures
  • Recognize the concepts of Audit Risk and Materiality
  • Recognize the Auditor's Responsibility for Fraud and Legal Noncompliance
Last updated/reviewed: August 9, 2023
46 Reviews (215 ratings)

Reviews

5
Anonymous Author
Gives a nice overview of what the planning of an audit is, would not consider it very detailed, but it is basic for entry level staff and as a review to senior staff, helpful to remember small things that could be forgotten in the hype of performing fieldwork, very good.

5
Anonymous Author
The course was presented in a manner that was easy to follow while keeping my attention. I believe that an occasional refresher like this helps to remind the auditor of the importance of planning. I especially took to the constant reminder of RISK.

5
Member's Profile
Excellent overview of engagement planning. I appreciated that Mr. Granger uses a blend of instructional techniques rather than relying only on slides - he is energetic, knowledgeable, and kept me engaged. Great presentation of a technical topic.

5
Anonymous Author
Instructor does a great job keeping the presentation engaging and interesting. Adds examples, not just a dry run through auditing concepts. The study guide is also much more informative than many of the slide decks used in other presentations.

5
Anonymous Author
Excellent course with very thorough and helpful handouts. The videos were engaging and the tests were challenging. I learned a lot from this one and highly recommend it for anyone looking for a good refresher on the audit planning process!

5
Anonymous Author
Instructor is engaging and covered many considerations an auditor must cover before engaging with a potential client. The study guide could be more informative, but the instructor is great with communicating examples.

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Member's Profile
Very effective presentation. Senior auditors would benefit as they are heavily involved in conducting audit planning. Plus the course presented concepts for consideration beyond going through a standard checklist

5
Member's Profile
Nice entry level course for those looking to refresh themselves on the basics of audit planning. Really appreciated the materials that came with the presentation, and thought Garland was a great host.

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Anonymous Author
This course gives a good overview of an auditor's perspective on engagement planning. Recommended for auditor's as well as finance professionals that manage external audits.

5
Anonymous Author
Good review of fundamentals related to use of analytical procedures in planning and executing the audit of fin stmts. I do enjoy the instructor's materials.

5
Member's Profile
The best part of this course is the instructor, who is engaging and entertaining in presenting detailed information to complete the course work.

5
Anonymous Author
Good discussion of audit risk as it relates to the audit plan. Touches on quite a few considerations when making and auditd plan.

5
Anonymous Author
GREAT course. I thought this was really helpful and gave me a lot to think about when planning the next audit. Thank you!

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Anonymous Author
The course was a good overview of what is needed to start an audit and what is to be considered in the planning phases.

4
Anonymous Author
Great explanation about the various steps involved in audit planning along with other actions that need to be taken,

4
Anonymous Author
This is a good course with a lot of information. The videos do not necessarily prepare you for the exam, though.

5
Anonymous Author
Great course with lots of coverage of audit planning, going into the intricacies of good audit planning.

5
Anonymous Author
Great refresher and basic course for professionals that work or previously worked in public accounting.

5
Member's Profile
It was very helpful to learn more about audit engagement planning and the effects with the client.

5
Member's Profile
Great webinar on planning an audit engagement. The material is well structured and easy to follow.

5
Anonymous Author
A good refresher course for auditors. I like the discussion on analytical procedures and risks.

4
Anonymous Author
Another good refresher diving more deeply into analytical procedures and applying materiality.

4
Member's Profile
I did not feel that all of the exam questions were adequately covered by the course material.

5
Anonymous Author
Interesting material. Very well summarized. The instructor is engaging! Highly recommend.

5
Member's Profile
This was an overall good course. It provided a refresher on audit practices and phases.

5
Member's Profile
Very clear refresher course on audit planning. Straightforward and easy to understand.

5
Member's Profile
amazing course, great information. A lot to learn about the planning phase of an audit

5
Anonymous Author
Good course. Material was easy to follow and the quiz was an appropriate length.

5
Member's Profile
I liked all the materials provided in all the lessons,. were extremely helpful

5
Anonymous Author
Good Questions. Found some of them difficult even with practical experience.

4
Anonymous Author
Very thorough course on the basics of audit preparation and execution.

4
Member's Profile
Well-balanced description of various concepts pertaining to the topic.

5
Member's Profile
Pretty informative. Don't forget to use the accompanied study guide

3
Member's Profile
I liked the presenter's enthusiasm and knowledgeable explanations.

5
Anonymous Author
Very helpful and thorough course in the fundamentals of auditing.

5
Anonymous Author
I liked this course as a refresher to how audits are performed.

4
Anonymous Author
Information was presented in a manner that was easy to follow.

5
Anonymous Author
Great review of audit engagement planning. Useful refresher.

5
Anonymous Author
Recommend Audit Engagement Planning as an excellent course.

5
Anonymous Author
This was an good course that achieved all the objectives.

3
Anonymous Author
Good course, wished there were more notes on the slides.

5
Member's Profile
Course provides good overview of planning procedures.

5
Anonymous Author
Very Informative course and great way to break it down

3
Member's Profile
Great review of audit engagement planning. Thank you.

5
Anonymous Author
Always good to keep up on the basics. Nice course!

5
Anonymous Author
This material is very helpful in each engagement.

Prerequisites
Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  Introduction to Engagement Planning10:59
  Lesson 2- Accepting the New Client14:41
  Lesson 3 - Understanding the Client and Industry14:04
  Lesson 4 - Performing Analytical Procedures17:10
  Lesson 5 - Audit Risk and Materiality8:53
  Lesson 6 - Auditor’s Responsibility for Fraud and Legal Noncompliance and Conclusion22:23
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  Engagement Planning Full Video1:28:10
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  Study Guide: Engagement PlanningPDF
  Engagement Planning Glossary/IndexPDF
REVIEW AND TEST
  REVIEW QUESTIONS quiz
 FINAL EXAMexam