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Coursera Auditing I: Conceptual Foundations of Auditing

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera

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    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    8 weeks
    Paid Certificate Available
    Part of:
    Master's in Accounting - iMSA by University of Illinois | Degrees on Coursera
    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.

    This course is part of the fully-online accredited Master of Science in Accountancy (iMSA) degree program. Learn More

    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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