Part Two of this series focuses on the objective of the auditor and their professional responsibility, evaluating audit risk and audit evidence per Auditing Standard (AS) 15, conducting the audit, application to small and governmental entities and audit reporting per AU 508.   

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) AU-C Section 200 Standards address Overall Objectives of the Independent Auditor and the Conduct of an Audit in Accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards. The statements contain conceptual principles that shape the objectives of an audit, and broad, overarching requirements that govern an audit’s conduct. They address the overall responsibilities of the independent auditor when conducting an audit of financial statements (FS) in accordance with U.S. generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS).

GAAS are developed and issued in the form of Statements on Auditing Standards (SAS) and are codified into Audit Clarity Sections (AU-C sections).  GAAS are written in the context of an audit of financial statement evaluation by an auditor.

  • They can be adapted in the circumstances when applied to other engagements conducted in accordance with GAAS:
    • Audits of other historical financial information
    • Compliance audits
    • Audits of internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) that are integrated with audits of financial statements. 

Note: “This course does not cover elements related to tax preparation, tax audit or tax accounting.”

This is an Updated course for new Standards effective December 2021 and December 2022.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the objective of the auditor
  • Explore the concepts of due diligence, professional skepticism and professional judgment.
  • Explore the requirements of audit evidence per Auditing Standard (AS) 15.
  • Identify the components of audit risk, and recognize the meaning of control risk, inherent risk and detection risk.
  • Identify the auditor’s responsibilities when conducting an audit per AU Section 200, and explore the concept of materiality.
  • Identify requirements of conducting the audit as applied to small entities and governmental entities per AU Section 200.
Last updated/reviewed: March 7, 2024

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

18 CoursesFinancial Statement Preparation, Reporting and Auditing Certification

  1. Financial Statement Introduction
  2. GAAP Principles, Assumptions and Considerations
  3. GAAP Presentation of Financial Statements
  4. Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) Update
  5. Sarbanes Oxley Overview
  6. Sarbanes-Oxley Section 302: ICFR
  7. XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) Introduction to Basics - Updated
  8. XBRL - Connection to SOX 302/404 and Critical Roles
  9. Analyzing Financial Ratios - Solvency, Liquidity and Debt
  10. Analyzing Financial Ratios - Leverage
  11. Analyzing Financial Ratios - Performance And Efficiency
  12. Financial Statement Audit in Accordance with GAAS - General Standards
  13. Financial Statement Audit in Accordance with GAAS - Conducting the Audit
  14. Financial Statement Audit in Accordance with GAAS - Auditors' Report and Opinion
  15. Introduction to Accounting for Income Taxes Based on Income
  16. Practical Application For Accounting For Income Taxes Based On Income Part 1
  17. Practical Application For Accounting For Income Taxes Based On Income Part 2
  18. FASB Codification Research System
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Reviews

5
Anonymous Author
Very informative course and well explained, highly recommended

4
Anonymous Author
This course provides information explaining what the independence and integrity of the auditor entails and also discusses adequate audit evidence and audit risk.

5
Anonymous Author
Enough detail to provide an overall understanding of the subject.

Prerequisites
Course Complexity: Intermediate

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. However, it is recommended to take the other courses in the series prior to completing this one.

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 Independent Auditor and the Conduct of an Audit in Accordance with GAAS - Part 23:04
  Agenda and GAAS Purpose22:16
  Objective of the Auditor9:46
  Independence and Due Care11:19
  Integrity 6:49
  Professional Skepticism and Judgment 13:58
  Materiality5:02
  Audit Evidence 11:51
  Audit Risk3:21
  Conduct of an Audit AU-Section 2002:56
  Small Entities Governmental Entities7:35
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  Independent Auditor and the Conduct of an Audit in Accordance with GAAS - Part 2 Full Video1:31:11
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  Slides: Independent Auditor and the Conduct of an Audit in Accordance with GAAS - Part 2PDF
  Independent Auditor and the Conduct of an Audit in Accordance with GAAS - Part 2 Glossary/IndexPDF
REVIEW AND TEST
  REVIEW QUESTIONSquiz
 FINAL EXAMexam