CPA (USA) Audit: Examination Preparation Guide (Paperback)
The CPA (USA) Audit: Examination Preparation Guide is a comprehensive resource designed specifically for individuals preparing to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination in the United States. This book provides a thorough and detailed overview of the key topics and concepts that are covered in the audit section of the exam.
The book begins with a discussion of professional ethics, an essential area of knowledge for auditors. It then moves on to explore the requirements and expectations for compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as well as government guidelines that auditors must adhere to. This section also covers professional standards that auditors must follow in order to maintain integrity and competence in their work.
Throughout the book, readers will gain a deep understanding of audit awareness, including the importance of participation guidelines and the creation of effective engagement documents. The book also delves into the skills and strategies necessary for effective interaction with clients and colleagues, as well as the pursuit of assurance excellence.
In order to perform a successful audit, auditors must possess a solid understanding of business and control comprehension. This book provides in-depth coverage of these topics, including materiality, misstatement risks, and the evaluation of scope and information use. The book also explores various sampling techniques, evidence collection, and attention areas that auditors must consider during the audit process.
Control weaknesses, written representations, event discovery, audit reporting, and attestation results are all critical aspects of the audit process that are thoroughly discussed in this book. Additionally, the book provides insights into review services, reporting adherence, and reporting factors that auditors must be aware of.