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Planning Audit Assignments

Course CategoryAudit

Event calendar iconDecember 11 - 13, 2023

Event time icon10:30 p.m.

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This course will be delivered on-site in US Virgin Islands.

Registration for this course is invitation-only. Please email us for additional details.

This course is by invitation only and is designed for the USVI Office of Inspector General.

Course Description

Careful planning is the foundation of success in quickly completing quality performance audits. Recognizing that audits are projects, a structured approach is presented for planning. The course will explore content to:

  • Explain the central role of objectives in performance auditing
  • Use risk assessment to identify areas of vulnerability and performance improvement for audit
  • Write objectives that make clear what the audit is to accomplish; provide direction for planning and fieldwork, facilitate report writing, and meet auditing standards
  • Apply a step-by-step approach in designing audits to achieve the objectives and use a matrix to document the design
  • Cite factors to consider in determining staff and other resource needs

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After successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • A risk method to apply in identifying value-added subjects and issues for audit;
  • How to formulate audit objectives that meet standards, make clear what an audit is to accomplish, and provide for obtaining evidence to determine the nature and extent of identified problems;
  • How to apply a step-by-step process in selecting the scope of work and methodology for obtaining evidence to answer the audit objectives;
  • How to document the audit plan using a design matrix, and
  • Factors to consider in assigning staff to conduct the audit.

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For all on-site training in the insular areas, the Graduate School USA's Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) works closely with local training hosts to ensure that participants, instructors, and training support staff enjoy a safe learning experience. Please note the following:

  • Full details of PITI-VITI's health and safety guidelines are available here.
  • Local health and safety guidelines for the government of US Virgin Islands, which will be hosting this training, is available at
  • Please contact PITI-VITI Admin at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Info icon Tuition Fees

With funding support from the United States Department of the Interior, Office of Insular Affairs, courses are available free of charge for government accountability professionals within the insular areas. The course fee is waived and there is no cost to register and attend, Professionals who do not meet the above criteria, please contact [email protected].










December 11 - 13, 2023

10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.


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CPEs - 8 Credit Hours

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On-Site, US Virgin Islands

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Windward Passage - Veterans Drive Charlotte Amali, St Thomas, VI 00804 US, US Virgin Islands

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Drummond Kahn

Drummond Kahn

Portland, OR

Drummond Kahn serves on the faculty of the Graduate School USA, training auditors and financial managers in the U.S. and overseas.  Since 1990, Mr. Kahn served in federal, state, and local government auditing positions.