Auditing I: Conceptual Foundations of Auditing

Coursera Auditing I: Conceptual Foundations of Auditing

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Coursera
Provider
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Length
8 weeks
Language
English
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Paid Certificate Available
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Overview
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

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

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Mark E. Peecher, PhD, CPA
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