Advanced Auditing – ACCT 622

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 06/03/2022

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.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

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.

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 the Course Overview

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Each discussion 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 1000-2500 words in 12-point font to receive a passing grade.