Advanced Auditing – ACCT 622

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This advanced course provides students with actual applications of auditing procedures by exploring cases in which auditing was prominent and includes: Auditor’s Ethical Responsibilities, Auditor’s Responsibility to Detect Fraud, Event leading to creation of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and Classic Court Cases affecting auditors.

Prerequisite

ACCT 511 and ACCT 531 and (BMAL 590 or Meets BMAL590 / 27 hrs in BUSI with a score of 3)

Rationale

The new CPA Examination spends more time (4½ hours) on Auditing than on any other topic. In addition, the Exam spends 1½ hours on Regulations (Securities and Exchange Commission; PCAOB). In order to perform well on the CPA Exam and to gain perspective on historic events leading to auditing as currently practiced, an auditing course at the Master’s level is needed.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Critique the work done by auditors in actual situations, based upon the existing professional standards.
  2. Assess the effect of the auditor’s adherence to or divergence from a Christian worldview, based upon the auditor’s work.
  3. Assess the risk associated with the acceptance of a proposed audit client.
  4. Evaluate scholarship relevant to generally accepted auditing standards.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

Each forum is to be completed in 2 parts: 1) a thread/case study that addresses questions about cases presented in the textbook, and 2) a reply that critically evaluates a classmate’s thread/case study. Quality work will need to incorporate practitioner’s journals and scholarly journals as outside sources with a minimum of 5 references. Each case study/critique will vary in length depending on the questions in the text. However, the majority of the cases will require 3–8 pages, double-spaced, 12-point font, to receive a passing grade.

Audit Risk Analysis Project

The Audit Risk Analysis Project requires the student to assume the role of an audit manager of a public accounting firm. The firm has been asked by an audit partner to assess the acceptability of a company as an audit client. This is to be written as a memo summarizing this assessment. Your project should be 5–7 pages, not including the title or references page.

Audit Risk Analysis Project Critique

The Audit Risk Analysis Critique requires the student to submit a thoughtful critique of another student’s Audit Risk Analysis Project within the Discussion Board Forum. This should be the product of mature reflection.