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Effective Audit Resolution, Follow-up and Implementation


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This virtual course will be delivered regionally via Zoom.

Registration is open to insular government professionals.

Course Description

Audit resolution, follow-up, implementation, and reporting is a responsibility shared by the audit organization, the auditee organization follow-up coordinator and action officials. This responsibility is described in a variety of laws and OMB Circulars to provide a basis for accountability of the audited entities in responding to audit recommendations, reaching resolution and implementing the agreed upon corrective actions to reduce the risk of loss, improve operational performance and financial integrity in all levels of government.

This course will explore the statutes, guidance and standards for audit recommendations, resolution, follow-up progress, monitoring and reporting. It will also define the roles and responsibilities of the audit organization and those designated to perform follow-up, implementation and congressional reporting and budget submission functions.


Event will learn icon What You Will Learn

  • Understand the importance and requirements of audit resolution and follow-up
  • Describe the authority, roles and responsibilities of managers and auditors involved with audit resolution, follow-up, monitoring and reporting
  • Develop timely, meaningful and actionable recommendations that can be agreeably resolved for appropriate action
  • Address disputed recommendations and reach an equitable resolution
  • Develop processes for achieving resolution, monitoring and reporting on the status of corrective action
  • Verify, measure and score the value of audit results

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APIPA conference sessions are intended for island government accountability professionals.  Audit, budget, finance, accounting, and related management and staff members will find interest and value in this presentation.

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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].










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August 26, 2021

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9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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CPEs - 4 Credit Hours

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Virtual Delivery

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Susan Murphy

Michael Binder

Washington, DC

Michael is the Director of the Graduate School USA, Government Audit Training Institute. Hes has served over forty two years in federal audit staff, management and executive positions in GAO, the Inspector General community and as Acting Inspector General of the National Endowment for the Arts. Michael has a BBA and MBA in Finance and Economics from the George Washington University, attended Harvard University, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the Federal Executive Institute. He is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a former national officer of the Association of Government Accountants.

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