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Evidence Collection and Analysis

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Evidence Collection and Analysis
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A solid approach to evidence collection and analysis is critical to the audit process. But with new approaches and technologies, this has become more complicated than ever. In this newly updated course, participants will learn how to approach big data and data analytics, sampling, text analytics, and more.

Participants will acquire and apply the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain sufficient, appropriate audit evidence and analyze evidence to support audit findings. They will understand how to:

  • design an evidence collection strategy
  • make professional judgments on sufficiency and appropriateness of evidence
  • apply the three evidence collection techniques
  • apply sampling and population analysis in an audit
  • apply common quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques
  • prepare reports that align with evidence.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE

This course is intended for auditors who want to hone their skills in applying evidence collection techniques and in evaluating audit evidence.

COURSE FORMAT

This virtual course is delivered over 3 days. The course includes a mix of instructor-led content, interactive exercises, and break-out sessions.

COURSE OUTLINE

All times below are in ET.

January 28 | 10:30-17:00

  • Evidence collection framework and basic concepts
  • Developing an evidence collection strategy​
  • Professional judgement to sufficiency and appropriate audit evidence
  • Evidence collection techniques​ (documentary)

January 29 | 10:30-17:00

  • Evidence collection techniques (testimonial and physical)​
  • Data analytics​ (including population analysis, data cleaning and AI)

January 30 | 10:30-17:00

  • Sampling​
  • Quantitative analytical techniques
  • Qualitative analytical techniques
  • Reflecting evidence in your audit report​

ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK

This course will require up to 3 hours of individual work, in addition to instruction time.

TESTIMONIALS

“A fantastic course and fantastic instructors. One of the rare ones to keep engagement going throughout. Very well balances as well, for those of us who are more seasoned as well as geared well towards new auditors.”

“A great review of sampling techniques and of stats analysis.”

“Good pace, good exercises, great work getting everyone involved.”

“One of the most useful courses that I’ve attended in a long time.”

ACCREDITATION

Course hours can be submitted for CPE or CPD credits, subject to approval by IIA, CPA Canada, or other professional associations.

CANCELLATION POLICY

A cancellation fee of $100 (plus applicable tax) will be applied to cancellations received up to 30 days before the first day of the course. Refunds will not be issued after that date. Substitutions will be permitted up to 10 days before the first day of the course for a fee of $50 (plus applicable tax).

CAAF reserves the right to cancel the course due to insufficient registration. Should CAAF decide to cancel a course, registrants will be notified two (2) weeks in advance and will be given the opportunity to receive a full refund or defer their enrolment to a future course offering.

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