Management Concepts

Keeping the Audit on Track: Critical Skills for Audit Managers

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Jan 21—22, 2020
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 729
USD 364 per day
Mar 2—3, 2020
USD 729
Apr 13—14, 2020
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 729
USD 364 per day
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About the course

The planning and management of government performance audits in today’s rapidly changing environment is challenging. Audit managers can overcome this challenge with a focus on Yellow Book guidelines for managing and keeping audits on track. You will learn about modern leadership techniques, how to identify the critical leadership skills needed to perform a self-assessment of your leadership characteristics, and how to apply different leadership skills to different situations.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate the important characteristics a leader in the audit field must possess and assess your personal leadership skills
  • Lead and manage audits in accordance with Yellow Book standards
  • Positively influence individuals and teams by applying leadership and management skills
  • Conduct successful audits by employing leadership and management techniques and tools
  • Maximize your impact on the audit process by enacting a personal leadership plan

Course Topics

Leading in the Current Audit Environment

  • Building Background
  • Audit Leadership Skills
  • Principles of Audit Leadership

Yellow Book Professional Requirements

  • Building Background
  • Ethical Principles
  • Professional Judgment
  • Competence
  • Quality Control and Assurance
  • Planning
  • Supervision

Leadership and Management

  • Building Background
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Enhancing the Performance of Others

Application of Leadership and Management Skills to Audit Work

  • Building Background
  • Leadership Issues to Consider
  • Tools for the Audit Management Process

Personal Leadership Going Forward

  • Building Background

Who should attend

This course is designed for Federal, state, and local government audit managers and supervisors who perform audit work in accordance with GAGAS, and who would like to discover new and more effective ways to address the challenges of keeping an audit focused.

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