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This course provides an intensive conceptual and applied introduction to auditing in society. It focuses on concepts and applications related to financial-statement auditors’ professional responsibilities as well as major facets of the audit process including risk assessment and audit reporting. In the U.S. financial-statement audits and related services generally are provided by Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). To succeed in this course, you should anticipate engaging in critical thinking and thoughtful communication about audit professionals' decision environments, decision processes, and deliverables. Additionally, you should understand the macro-level learning objectives in each of the course's weekly modules....
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Clock
1 hour to complete

About the Course

In this module, you will become familiar with the course, your instructor and your classmates, and our learning environment. This orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required to navigate and be successful in this course. ...
Reading
2 videos (Total 4 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
About Prof Peecher1m
Reading5 readings
Syllabus10m
Learn More About Auditing as a Career Path10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Update Your Profile10m
Build a Learning Community with Social Media10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz8m
Clock
1 hour to complete

MODULE 1: Auditing is a form of Assurance

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Reading
8 videos (Total 50 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
Video8 videos
What Is Assurance & Attestation Part I8m
What Is Assurance & Attestation Part II4m
What is Assurance & Attestation Part III10m
Why Study Assurance & Attestation Part I11m
Why Study Assurance & Attestation Part II6m
Why Study Assurance & Attestation Part III5m
Why Study Assurance & Attestation Part IV2m
Reading1 reading
Module 1 Overview and Resources10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Lesson 1.1 Knowledge Check10m
Lesson 1.2 Knowledge Check6m
Module 1 Quiz12m
Week
2
Clock
4 hours to complete

MODULE 2: The Demand for High Quality Auditing

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Reading
10 videos (Total 69 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
Video10 videos
The Market Game: A Step-by-Step Illustration Part I11m
The Market Game: A Step-by-Step Illustration Part II10m
The Market Game: Debriefing Part I5m
The Market Game: Debriefing Part II6m
The Market Game: Implications for Auditing Part I4m
The Market Game: Implications for Auditing Part II6m
The Market Game: Implications for Auditing Part III5m
Impact of Auditing on Financial Reporting Part I9m
Impact of Auditing on Financial Reporting Part II7m
Reading1 reading
Module 2 Overview and Resources10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Lesson 2.1.2 Knowledge Check16m
Lesson 2.2 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 2.3 Knowledge Check10m
Module 2 Quizm
Week
3
Clock
3 hours to complete

MODULE 3: Audit Risk and Materiality

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Reading
12 videos (Total 86 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
Video12 videos
Obtaining Reasonable Assurance Part II8m
Material Misstatements Part I7m
Material Misstatements Part II6m
Material Misstatements Part III7m
Risk Assessment Part I6m
Risk Assessment Part II5m
Risk Assessment Part III9m
The Audit Risk Model Part I8m
The Audit Risk Model Part II5m
The Audit Risk Model Part III6m
The Audit Risk Model Part IV9m
Reading1 reading
Module 3 Overview and Resources10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Lesson 3.1 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 3.2 Knowledge Check6m
Lesson 3.3 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 3.4 Knowledge Check16m
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
Clock
1 hour to complete

MODULE 4: The Value of Audits

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Reading
4 videos (Total 26 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
Video4 videos
So You Want a Used Car9m
So You Want a Used Car that Works Part I6m
So You Want a Used Car that Works Part II8m
Reading1 reading
Module 4 Overview and Resources10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Lesson 4.1 Knowledge Check6m
Lesson 4.2 Knowledge Check10m
Module 4 Quiz14m

Instructor

Mark E. Peecher, PhD, CPA

Associate Dean of Faculty and Deloitte Professor of Accountancy
Department of Accountancy

About University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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