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AuditWatch University

Develop your audit staff from entry-level to senior management with seven levels of progressive training

Training for every level of audit professional

Choose the education that matches each professional's experience, and prepares them for the next step in their career

Basic Staff Training


Course details

This session helps new auditors get off to a great start, introducing them to the auditing field and basic audit responsibilities. The course includes case studies in common audit areas typically completed by staff accountants and provides an overview of how each area fits into the big picture.

Duration: Three days in person, four days virtual
Prerequisite: Less than 1 Year Experience
Level of Instruction: Basic
Delivery Method: Group-Live or Group Internet Based
CPE Credits: 24 Credits
Field of Study: Auditing, Communications & Marketing
Price: $960

Virtual Schedule

  • July 12 - 15 
  • September 20-23 
  • October 4-7 
  • November 1-4 
  • December 6-9

Learning objectives

After the session, participants should be able to:

Experienced Staff Training


Course details

This session introduces auditors to the complete audit process and plan. It focuses on ways for staff and senior accountants to significantly participate in the risk assessment procedures, including efforts surrounding internal controls. In addition, significant time is spent on performance of further audit procedures, including test details such as sampling, auditing estimates, and analytical procedures. Finally, the course includes discussions of select technical accounting, auditing, advanced documentation, and business skills.

Duration: Three days in person, four days virtual
Prerequisite: 1-2 Years Experience
Level of Instruction: Intermediate
Delivery Method: Group-Live or Group Internet Based
CPE Credits: 24 Credits
Field of Study: Accounting, Auditing
Price: $960 virtual, $1249 in-person

Virtual Schedule

  • June 28 - July 1 
  • July 26 - July 29 
  • August 9 - August 12 
  • August 30 - September 2 
  • October 4 - 7 
  • November 1-4 
  • November 29 - December 2 

In-Person Schedule

  • July 27 - 29, Chicago 
  • August 31 - September 2, Chicago 
  • October 5-7, Las Vegas 
  • November 2-4, Chicago 
  • December 14-16, Las Vegas 
  • January 11-13, 2022, Las Vegas

Learning objectives

After the session, participants should be able to:

Beginning In-Charge Training


Course details

This session prepares auditors to take in-field responsibility for an audit engagement. It mixes discussion with case studies to provide an in-depth look at designing and completing the key steps in an audit. There is heavy focus on completing the risk assessment procedures and making appropriate risk assessments. We include case study work on understanding, evaluating, and verifying a client’s activity level controls within key business cycles. This session also includes multiple interrelated modules on key business skills used by in-charge accountants, including supervising individuals and reviewing files.

Duration: Three days in person, four days virtual
Prerequisite:  2-3 Years Experience
Level of Instruction: Intermediate
Delivery Method: Group-Live or Group Internet Based
CPE Credits: 24 Credits
Field of Study: Auditing, Communications & Marketing
Price: $960 virtual, $1249 in person

Virtual Schedule

  • July 19-22 
  • August 16-19 
  • September 27-30 
  • October 18-21 
  • November 15-18 
  • November 29 - December 2

In-Person Schedule

  • July 13-15, Chicago 
  • August 17-19, Chicago 
  • September 28-30, Las Vegas 
  • October 19-21, Chicago 
  • November 16-18, Las Vegas 
  • December 7-9, Chicago 
  • January 11-13, 2022, Las Vegas

Learning objectives

After the session, participants should be able to:

Experienced In-Charge Training


Course details

This course moves experienced auditors beyond the basics. It builds upon experiences with running engagements and provides insights and best practices on supervising, motivating, and evaluating team members. The course challenges experienced auditors to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their audit engagements through exercises and case studies on common audit scenarios. It also provides an in-depth look at audit tasks typically performed by more experienced team members, such as evaluating design of controls, responding to risks, designing audit programs, and tests of controls.

Duration:  Three days in person, four days virtual
Prerequisite:  3-4 Years Experience
Level of Instruction: Intermediate
Delivery Method:  Group-Live or Group Internet Based
CPE Credits:  24 Credits
Field of Study:  Auditing
Price: $960 virtual, $1249 in person

Virtual Schedule

  • July 12-15 
  • August 23-26 
  • September 20-23 
  • October 18-21

In-Person Schedule

  • September 21-23, Chicago 
  • October 19-21, Chicago 
  • November 16-18, Las Vegas

Learning objectives

After the session, participants should be able to:

Beyond In-Charge: Taking the Next Step


Course details

This course prepares experienced auditors to take the next step in their development as engagement and firm leaders.  Building on the concepts introduced in Level 4: Experienced In-Charge Training, the course challenges auditors to champion the audit process by developing efficient audit plans, managing the audit process, working with clients, dealing with complex accounting and audit issues. Course material also addresses key issues in performing review and compilation engagements, using special purpose frameworks, and recognizing advanced financial reporting issues.

Duration:  Three days in person, four days virtual
Prerequisite:  4-5 Years Experience 
Level of Instruction:  Intermediate
Delivery Method:  Group-Live or Group Internet Based
CPE Credits:  24 Credits
Field of Study:  Auditing, Accounting, Communication & Marketing, Personal Development
Price:  $960 virtual, $1249 in-person

Virtual Schedule

  • July 26-29

In-Person Schedule

  • October 19-21, Chicago 
  • November 2-4, Las Vegas

Learning objectives

After the session, participants should be able to:

Leadership I: Everyday Essentials


Course details

In this highly interactive course, advancing professionals develop essential, results oriented leadership skills to boost individual and firm success. Topics include foundational leadership principles, DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion), goal setting and prioritization, collaborative negotiation, presentation skills, mindfulness, and business development skills.

Duration:  Three days in person, four days virtual
Prerequisite:  Current or future leadership responsibility
Level of Instruction:  Advanced
Delivery Method:  Group-Live or Group Internet Based
CPE Credits:  24 Credits
Field of Study:  Personal Development, Communications & Marketing
Price:  $960 virtual, $1249 in-person

Virtual Schedule

  • August 2-5 
  • November 1-4

In-Person Schedule

  • October 19-21, Las Vegas 
  • November 16-18, Chicago 
  • December 14-16, Las Vegas

Learning objectives

After the session, participants should be able to:

Leadership II: Expanding Capabilities


Course details

This engaging course expands the participant’s professional leadership capabilities. Topics include developing executive presence, using emotional intelligence to achieve success, managing in the multi-generational workplace, performance and talent management, DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion), mindfulness and building new business.

Duration:  Three days in person, four day virtual
Prerequisite:  Leadership 1: Everyday Essentials
Level of Instruction:  Advanced
Delivery Method:  Group-Live or Group Internet Based
CPE Credits:  24 Credits
Field of Study:  Personal Development, Personnel/Human Resources, Communications & Marketing, and Behavioral Ethics
Price:  $960 virtual, $1249 in person

Virtual Schedule

  • November 29 - December 2

In-Person Schedule

  • December 14- 16, Las Vegas

Learning objectives

After the session, participants should be able to: