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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Auditing I: Conceptual Foundations of Auditing

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera

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.

Syllabus

  • 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
  • MODULE 2: The Demand for High Quality Auditing
  • MODULE 3: Audit Risk and Materiality
  • MODULE 4: The Value of Audits
  • MODULE 5: Financial Statement Auditing
  • MODULE 6: Audit Assertions
  • MODULE 7: Auditor's Professional & Ethical Responsibilities
  • MODULE 8: Audit Quality

Taught by

Mark E. Peecher, PhD, CPA

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  • Eugene Osei Agyeman
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    I would like to enhance my knowledge in auditing, I believe this will enable me exercise fairness in my reportage and also an in-depth knowledge on corporate governance in this modern era in my country.
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    Usually auditing involves looking at your affairs to ensure the information you have given us is accurate and you have complied with your obligations this may require a range of interaction with you including meetings either by phone or in person
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    I am interested to joining when it is going to start please inform us as soon as possible I want to join this class online notets available?
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    Usually involves looking at your affairs to ensure the information you have given us is accurate and you have complied with your obligations this may require a range of interaction with you including meeting either by phone or in person

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