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Audit Data Analytics: Opportunities and Tips

Publication | 2017

Traditional audit methods served auditors for decades but as technology advances and stakeholders’ expectations evolve, so does the need for auditors to innovate and transform their approaches in order to keep pace with demand. This publication describes some of the opportunities that new technologies, especially the use of audit data analytics, can offer for audits of entities of all sizes. It also provides a few tips which might be useful for practitioners, Small and Medium Sized Practices (SMPs) and Professional Accountancy Organizations (PAOs) as they support their members.

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Case Study: Orotavia Capital City Municipality

Teaching material | 2017

The case study Orotavia was developed to facilitate the Internal Audit Training of Trainers workshops and simulates a capital city municipality. The case study is the core teaching resource during the Fundamentals and Advanced Internal Audit Training of Trainers modules and workshops and provides an opportunity to bridge the gap between theory and the practical application of International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (ISPPIA) while also assisting to develop soft skills such as communication, working as a team and problem solving.

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Commitment to Lifelong Learning: Guide for Implementing Output Based CPD

Publication | 2017

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is essential for all professional accountants, irrespective of their role or sector. Traditional CPD systems focus on recording and measuring inputs, such as time spent on CPD activities, but fail to capture whether actual learning has occurred. This publication provides guidance intended for Professional Accountancy Organizations (PAOs) and other stakeholders seeking to implement output based CPD systems as a more genuine measure of learning and professional improvement.

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Croatia’s EU Accession: Case Studies on Reform and the Transposition of the Community Acquis

Publication | 2017

The genesis for this publication was conceived within the context of the EU Road to Europe – Program of Accounting Reform and Institutional Strengthening (EU-REPARIS) regional program, which aims to provide assistance to the countries of Central and South East Europe on corporate financial reporting reform, particularly candidate countries to European Union (EU) accession.

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EU-REPARIS Accountancy Education Benchmarking

Success Story | 2017

Sound systems of accountancy education increase the labor readiness and skills of the next generation accountancy workforce, produce competent and capable practitioners whose expertise and professionalism contribute significantly to financial decision making and help build public trust and confidence. The EU REPARIS Accountancy Education Benchmarking Study gives the participating institutions clear information on their educational provision and how it compares to international expectations.

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EU-REPARIS Audit Training of Trainers Program

Success Story | 2017

Focused on enhancing lifelong learning and supporting improvements in continuing education systems for professional accountants, the EU-REPARIS Audit Training of Trainers Program explores ways of modernizing the skills of the profession to provide effective financial reporting support to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and private sector enterprises.

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Group Challenge: The PejaSko Quiz

Teaching material | 2017

This Group Challenge aims to refresh participants memory of key facts and concepts described in the simulated audit client PejaSko that is used as a core teaching resource throughout the Audit Training of Trainers Workshops and draw participant’s attention to key issues to be covered in the upcoming workshop sessions.

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Group Exercise: Going Concern Judgements

Teaching material | 2017

Developed to facilitate the EU REPARIS Audit Training of Trainers program, the objective of the group exercise is to enhance the analytical and intellectual skills of participating trainers while engaging in a practical case study involving going concern judgements. Gathering appropriate evidence and evaluating the appropriateness of the going concern assumption, as well as making judgements about whether a going concern issue is present, are affected by the size of the entity.

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Handbook of International Education Pronouncements 2017: Russian Translation

Publication | 2017

The 2017 Education Handbook contains the IAESB’s suite of the revised and redrafted International Education Standards (IES) 1-8 as well as

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Internal Audit Training of Trainers Training Modules

Teaching material | 2017

The document provides a detailed overview of the Internal Audit Training of Trainers program including the Fundamental and Advanced modules as well as the timing and format of the sessions. The training session workshops have two streams: (i) Fundamentals stream with many practical case studies based on the simulated internal audit case designed for the less experienced practitioner; and (ii) Advanced stream for the more seasoned internal auditor with a narrower focus and more involvement in more complex areas.

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