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Analytical procedures (APs) are utilized for different purposes and can be the most cost efficient of accounting procedures. Interestingly, they are the least utilized and efficiencies are lost. Understanding the types, uses, and purposes is misunderstood by many accountants as evidenced by continual peer review deficiencies. This course is a must for anyone needing to understand the use and application and benefits of analytical procedures. This course will provide participants with hands-on techniques on how to perform analytical procedures as required by the standards in an engagement.

Objectives

Participants will develop the skills and knowledge to utilize analytical procedures.

Highlights

Types of analytical procedures and which work best for specific purposes:

  • Factors to be considered in using APs as a substantive test
  • Disaggregated and nonfinancial analytical procedures
  • Evaluation of differences
  • Documentation issues

Who Will Benefit

Accountants in public practice, whether needing a refresher or a deep dive into the use of APs, will benefit from this workshop.

Credits

Category Amount
Auditing 4.00

Leaders

  • Rebecca M. Lee

    Rebecca Lee, CPA, is a discussion leader for LOSCALZO ASSOCIATES LTD. She was a principal organizer of Brooke, Freeman & Lee, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1982. As the Firm’s audit partner, she is responsible for the Firm’s audit practice and serves as a quality control reviewer for other firms. She has served on numerous AICPA and state society committees including the AICPA Management Consulting Service Professional Practice Subcommittee and Small Business Consulting Practices Subcommittee and is a past member of the Institute’s MAS Executive Committee and Personal Financial Planning Executive Committee. She has chaired both the Management Advisory Committee and the Personal Financial Planning Committee of the Alabama Society of CPAs. She currently serves as Chairman of the South Carolina Association of CPAs’ Continuing Professional Education Committee. She holds a BS degree in Accounting from Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama, along with a Masters Degree in Accounting from Birmingham Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama. Ms. Lee is a discussion leader for all staff level audit training programs as well as, other accounting and auditing technical courses. She is a frequent speaker at CPA conferences, and has lectured extensively in the area of management advisory services at professional meetings and seminars for state societies and the American Institute of CPAs. Ms. Lee has served as professor of management accounting in the graduate studies (Master in Public and Private Management) program at Birmingham-Southern College. She is a member of the Alabama Society of CPAs, the South Carolina Association of CPAs and the AICPA.

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