ACA130 - Audit and Assurance

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Subject Title
Audit and Assurance

Subject Description
This one semester subject is a comprehensive introduction to auditing which will provide students with a knowledge of auditing methodology, theory and practice. Students will study a variety of topics including: the nature of evidence, accounting cycles, analytical procedures, auditing in an EDP environment, and interacting with management and audit committees.

Credit Status
For information regarding exemptions for courses included in CPA’s Advanced Certificate in Accounting & Finance (ACAF) program please see

The minimum grade to pass this course is C (60%) and the minimum program GPA to graduate from the Advanced Accounting & Finance program is 60% or C.


Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

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

  1. Define and explain the nature of auditing and generally accepted auditing standards.
  2. Describe the components of unqualified and qualified auditors’ reports and identify situations where a qualification is warranted.
  3. Explain the objectives of an audit and the way the auditor approaches accumulating evidence.
  4. Describe the four evidence decisions that must be made and the seven types of evidence available to the auditor.
  5. Perform the steps involved in planning an audit and designing an audit approach.
  6. Design and perform the five major types of analytical procedures.
  7. Apply the concept of materiality to the audit.
  8. Describe and apply the audit risk model.
  9. Apply the steps necessary in understanding a client’s internal control system and assess control risk for each major type of transaction.
  10. Describe the methodology for the design of an audit program.
  11. Design and perform tests of controls over the following transaction cycles: a) sales and collection, b) acquisition and payment, and c) inventory and warehousing.
  12. Design and perform tests of details over the following transaction cycles: a) payroll, b) capital acquisition, and c) cash.
  13. Design and perform the necessary procedures involved in the final phase of the audit.
  14. Describe the ethical concerns specific to the accounting profession.

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