Government Auditor Bootcamp Training

Field: Auditing (Governmental) | Delivery Method: Self Study | CPE Hours: 13.5

This 6 video series will give you the confidence you need to take on any audit assignment.

As we cover the key steps of performing an audit – including risk assessment, objective setting, evidence gathering, audit documentation, and audit reporting – your knowledge of how your work fits into the whole audit will be fortified. You will ‘get’ why your audit supervisor keeps asking you to do certain things.
After this government audit training, you might even be able to teach that smart-pants on your audit team a thing or two when we are done.
But this class isn’t only for new auditors – it is helpful for new auditors and experienced auditors alike. Yes, new auditors experience unfamiliar skills for the first time, but experienced auditors will also benefit as they recognize and resolve unproductive habits.
Frequent references to applicable audit standards (from the IIA, GAO, or AICPA) will keep us grounded.
This video series is designed primarily for performance auditors, but the concepts are applicable to financial auditors as well.

Course objectives include:
  • Sequence the steps of an audit
  • Identify applicable audit standards
  • Identify the elements of a finding
  • Identify qualities of a strong finding
  • Recognize components of the GAO’s performance audit promise
  • Identify components of a good audit objective
  • Identify the difference between a performance aspect and a criteria
  • Identify how to scope or break the universe into pieces
  • Identify sources of information
  • Choose relevant audit criteria
  • Distinguish between the steps of a process and a control
  • Distinguish between types of inherent risk
  • Choose an appropriate audit response based on inherent and control risk
  • Distinguish between the design and implementation of a control
  • Identify the components of control per the Green Book/COSO model
  • Evaluate a methodology for pointedness, strength, cost, and difficulty
  • Identify the standards for working paper documentation
  • Identify the source, purpose, procedure, results, and conclusion in a memo
  • Describe the contents of an audit program
  • Distinguish between a substantive and a control test
  • Link test results to findings and conclusions

Field: Auditing (Governmental)
CPE: 13.5
Delivery Method: Self-Study
Format: Video

Your Instructor

Leita Hart Fanta
Leita Hart Fanta

Leita Hart-Fanta, CPA, CGFM, CGAP has developed curriculum and taught seminars for hundreds of audit teams including Walmart, Deloitte, CALPERS, Sandia Labs, the Veteran’s Administration, the University of Texas and the City of San Francisco. She is the author of over a dozen books on auditing and accounting. Leita’s two best sellers are the McGraw-Hill book “Accounting Demystified” and the self-study course “The Yellow Book Interpreted.” She is the founder of, a website that offers continuing education to government auditors.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
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What if I am unhappy with the course?
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