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Quick Response Auditing

May 11 - 12, 2021

9:00 a.m.

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Quick Response Auditing

calendar icon greyMay 11 - 12, 2021

9:00 a.m.


Course Description Course Description

Urgent questions and concerns require quick audit response while maintaining quality, focusing on user needs, and conforming to the Government Auditing Standards. Determine when it is appropriate and how to offer alternatives to classic “full scope” audit coverage, and how to establish an auditor-auditee relationship conducive to quick delivery of products. Learn how to tailor audit objectives, approaches and products to better meet immediate needs. Drawing on case studies, learn to write focused objectives with limited scope to facilitate quick field work, timely reporting, and meaningful results to satisfy stakeholder needs.

Will learn icon What You Will Learn

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

  • Understand why timely receipt of audit results has become increasingly important to those whom government auditors serve
  • Identify appropriate conditions for quick response audits
  • Describe techniques for limiting the number and breadth of audit objectives to facilitate quick audits
  • Identify techniques for limiting audit scope
  • Examine the flexibility in Government Auditing Standards that can be leveraged to foster quick response in audit engagements
  • Discuss the use of non-audit services in delivering prompt information to government auditors' clients

Who Should Attend

Experienced auditors, including supervisors, team leaders and managers.

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]


Susan Murphy

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.


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