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ACCT630 – Advanced Audit and Internal Controls

This course provides an in-depth analysis of selected advanced topics in auditing, including professional auditing standards, planning, evidence, internal control, statistical sampling, Electronic Deposit Processing auditing, reporting, integrative audit case and operational auditing. A special focus exists on audit evidence and how auditors make decisions. Key topic areas include ethics, analytical review, fraud and the role of technology.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  • Characterize the philosophy, environment and code of ethics of the auditing profession.
  • Summarize the auditing standards.
  • Create audit sampling based on auditing standards and industry norms.
  • Articulate management responsibility under Securities and Exchange Commission and Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Evaluate the use of internal controls by top management and governing boards for organizations.
  • Develop audit risk guidelines for the different levels of assurance.
  • Research the role of technology in the audit profession.
  • Develop recommendations based on audit evidence.

Find out more about how the online M.S. in Accounting from Saint Mary’s can benefit your career: call 877-308-9954 to speak to an enrollment counselor or request more information.