YELLOW BOOK CPE

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We have gathered together multiple format options for you to find both in-depth and up-to-the-minute learning solutions for this important topic. From customized in-house consulting and training from AuditWatch, to convenient and affordable webinars, you will find what you need to stay abreast of Yellow Book issues on this page.
 

Checkpoint Learning Webinars

Performing Effective and Efficient Single Audits
8 CPE Credits | $189 or Free for Premier Plus Subscribers*
July 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CT
In this full-day webinar you will learn the key responsibilities of the auditor including how to determine major programs. You will learn the key changes to the audit requirements of the single audit based on 2 CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. This webinar includes the overall performance of the single audit, reforms to the audit requirements, effective dates, and certain audit requirements that have not changed. Special attention is given to common single audit deficiencies, best practices, efficient and effective methods to test internal controls and compliance requirements (including sampling techniques), and development of meaningful audit findings.

Introduction to Audits of Nonprofit and Governmental Entities
8 CPE Credits | $189 or Free for Premier Plus Subscribers*
Aug 8, 2017, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CT
This webinar focuses on the fundamentals of auditing nonprofit organizations and governmental entities including their unique characteristics. It is designed to provide practitioners that are new to this practice area an overview of the audit fundamentals and to provide the experienced auditor with a solid refresher. Summary of topics covered:

  • Fundamental auditing standards applicable to audits of nonprofit organizations and governmental entities
  • Risk assessment procedures, substantive procedures and tests of controls; including sampling
  • Special accounting and auditing considerations in nonprofit and governmental audits

Quarterly Yellow Book Update—Q3 2017
2 CPE Credits | $89 or Free for Premier or Premier Plus Subscribers*
Aug. 11, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Sept. 29, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT
This quarterly webinar will bring you up to date on the latest developments in accounting and financial reporting that may affect governmental and nonprofit entities. Topics will focus on activities of the GASB and FASB including new pronouncements and implementation guides, and the status of exposure drafts and current projects. The webinar will also cover the recent activities of the FASB Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee. Other webinar topics may include updated guidance relating to compliance audits and Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.

Single Audit: Sampling Considerations in Testing Internal Controls and Compliance
2 CPE Credits | $89 or Free for Premier or Premier Plus Subscribers*
Aug. 31, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT
This webinar explains compliance testing and the use of audit sampling in a Single Audit engagement. The webinar incorporates PPC practice aids, and is focused on the PPC approach to audit sampling in both substantive tests and tests of controls during a Single Audit engagement. It provides a solid understanding of basic and advanced sampling topics, while staying focused on practical issues and efficiency considerations of compliance testing for Uniform Guidance.

Government & Nonprofit Update
8 CPE Credits | $189 or Free for Premier Plus Subscribers*
Sept. 20, 2017, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CT
In this session, you will understand the recent changes to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) that affect governmental and nonprofit entities. This session also provides an update on compliance and financial statement auditing that includes Compliance Audits AU-C935, government auditing standards — 2011 revisions, generally accepted auditing standards (the AICPA clarity project), and industry and regulatory developments. Attending this webinar will improve your ability to identify the significant authoritative pronouncements that have been recently issued and assess practice issues.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) for Financial Audits
8 CPE Credits | $189 or Free for Premier Plus Subscribers*
Sept. 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CT
This webinar provides a comprehensive look at the Yellow Book standards and seeks to answer some of the most common questions about when and how these standards apply. Discussion includes such topics as the following:

  • When are generally accepted government auditing standards applicable?
  • What are the ethical principles and independence requirement of GAGAS?
  • How do other standards relate to GAGAS?
  • Is there certain GAGAS terminology that you need to know?
  • What are the specific GAGAS for financial audits?
  • Does GAGAS apply to audits other than financial audits?
  • Are there specific risks to consider in a GAGAS financial audit?

 

 
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Checkpoint Learning Virtual Conferences

Governmental Accounting and Auditing Virtual Conference
12 CPE Credits | $379 or $199 for Premier and Premier Plus Subscribers (Must call 800.231.1860 to register at this special price.)
Sept. 13 - 14, 2017 / 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT
Nov. 8 - 9, 2017 / 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT
This conference covers a wide array of issues and topics essential to governmental accounting and auditing; including in-depth analysis of GASB issues, uniform guidance, government auditing standards (Yellow Book), peer review issues, fraud considerations, financial statement presentation and disclosure, and more. Sessions are focused on providing practical guidance and practice tips; including audit quality and efficiency considerations.

Not-For-Profit Virtual Conference
12 CPE Credits | $379 or $199 for Premier and Premier Plus Subscribers (Must call 800.231.1860 to register at this special price.)
Oct. 18 - 19, 2017 / 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT
Not-for-profit entities present unique challenges to practitioners in many different areas, including financial reporting, auditing, compliance and fraud. This virtual conference provides an in-depth look at some of the most important issues in serving this diverse, and sometimes complicated, market segment; focusing on practical guidance, practice tips, introductions to new issues and solutions to old ones. This virtual conference will also include Q&A and panel discussions to address your questions and provide opportunities for sharing of best practices.

 
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Checkpoint Learning Online Courses

Yellow Book and Single Audit Deficiencies
5 CPE Credits | Auditing (Governmental) | Advanced
$90 or Free for Premier or Premier Plus Subscribers*
This program discusses the significant issues in Yellow Book financial statement audit engagements, including deficiencies in audit procedures performed, the auditor’s reporting, and financial statement and compliance deficiencies that can lead to modified opinions. You will learn how to avoid the common deficiencies and mistakes found in Yellow Book and single audit engagements.

Accounting for Governmental Assets and Liabilities
4 CPE Credits | Auditing (Governmental) | Intermediate |
$64 or Free for Premier or Premier Plus Subscribers*
Why don't governments use the commercial model of accounting? In addition to answering this question, this program looks at the unique challenges for governmental accounting for assets and liabilities.

Specialized Accounting of Governmental Entities
4 CPE Credits | Auditing (Governmental) | Overview
$96 or Free for Premier or Premier Plus Subscribers*
Why don't governments use the commercial model of accounting? In addition to answering this question, this program looks at the unique challenges for governmental accounting. This course provides a general overview of fundamental provisions of the statements from the Governmental Accounting Standards Board.

Trends in Governmental Accounting
4 CPE Credits | Auditing (Governmental) | Intermediate
$92 or Free for Premier or Premier Plus Subscribers*
Why don't governments use the commercial model of accounting? In addition to answering this question, this program tackles unique challenges for governmental accounting, such as grants management, internal controls, audit requirements, and Service Efforts and Accomplishments reporting.

Audits of States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations
6 CPE Credits | Auditing (Governmental) | Basic
$96 or Free for Premier or Premier Plus Subscribers*
This course details the use and implementation of the single audit from the proposal and planning stages through risk assessment and compliance. Reporting and review requirements are also discussed. The requirements of OMB Uniform Guidance are covered in depth including the risks considered and reports issued in a single audit. This course also discusses federal awards (FA) and federal compliance requirements and the Compliance Statement. A description is provided for other considerations in performing a single audit, such as risk of material noncompliance, compliance testing and documentation.

Audits of State and Local Governments
13 CPE Credits | Auditing (Governmental) | Intermediate
$182 or Free for Premier or Premier Plus Subscribers*
This course provides the information an auditor needs to design, perform, and report on a financial statement audit of a governmental entity in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS). It provides additional guidance for financial statement audits conducted in accordance with Government Auditing Standards (the Yellow Book). Our experts cover: new auditing and accounting requirements; risk assessment procedures, general planning procedures, and the detailed audit plan; substantive procedures and tests of controls; audit programs for specific audit areas; special-purpose and state governments; general and concluding procedures; and the auditor's reports.

State and Local Governmental Performance Management
12 CPE Credits | Accounting (Governmental) | Intermediate
$204 or Free for Premier or Premier Plus Subscribers*
Recent economic events have created significant fiscal pressures for federal, state, and local governmental entities across the globe to take a close look at the services they provide their communities. Stakeholders are pressing for more efficient, cost-effective governmental management to provide results that address critical community needs and priorities. Performance management is a comprehensive strategy that allows governments to go beyond process and compliance and enhance those efforts to achieve results that matter. Performance management also gives governmental leadership the ability to expand accountability to their stakeholders with timely, user-friendly communications so citizens can assess the results that a government is producing.

GAO Standards: Yellow Book
7 CPE Credits | Auditing (Governmental) | Basic
$112 or Free for Premier or Premier Plus Subscribers*
The most recent GAO Yellow Book standards for government audits are effective for financial audits and attestation engagements for periods ending on or after December 15, 2012 and for performance audits for audits beginning on or after December 15, 2011 (with early adoption not permitted). This version clarifies the performance and reporting standards, adds a conceptual framework for independence, provides a summary of standards for documentation, and details requirements for auditors providing nonaudit services. This course addresses these changes and other guidance provided by the new GAO Yellow Book.

GASB 34: Basic Financial Statements for State and Local Governments
8 CPE Credits | $120 or Free for Premier or Premier Plus Subscribers*

GASB 70, Nonexchange Financial Guarantees
1 CPE Credit | $30 or Free for Premier or Premier Plus Subscribers*

GASB Statement No. 54: Fund Balance Reporting and Governmental Fund
5 CPE Credits | $90
or Free for Premier or Premier Plus Subscribers*

Government Accounting Principles
7 CPE Credits | $112 or Free for Premier or Premier Plus Subscribers*

Not-for-Profit Accounting
7 CPE Credits | $112 or Free for Premier or Premier Plus Subscribers*

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Self-Study CPE

Self-Study CPE courses are available based on the following PPC Guides.
Over 130 total hours of Yellow Book credit available.
7 to 9 CPE Credits | $89 each or Free for Premier or Premier Plus Subscribers*

Companion to PPC’s Guide to Audits of Local Governments

Companion to PPC’s Guide to Audits of Nonprofit Organizations

Companion to PPC’s Guide to Preparing Governmental Financial Statements

Companion to PPC’s Guide to Preparing Nonprofit Financial Statements

Companion to PPC’s Guide to Single Audits

Companion to PPC’s Guide to HUD Audits

 

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