Effective Audit Engagement Planning

Duration 60 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW22C0366

This webinar will help in the planning of the audit engagement.  It will give you information on:

  • Developing an annual risk-based audit plan
  • Performing a preliminary survey of the engagement area
  • Developing the audit objectives
  • Developing the audit scope
  • Developing the audit program
  • The relevant audit standards

Overview of the webinar

The planning process is a key factor in the success of any audit engagement.  It could mean the difference between an efficient and effective audit engagement and an engagement that went over budget and struggled to achieve all the audit objectives. 

The purpose of any audit engagement is the achievement of the audit objectives.  The success of the engagement may well depend on the planning.  There are a number of things that impact the planning:

  • The number of available auditors
  • The auditor's experience levels
  • The time allotted
  • The complexity of the audit objectives
  • (In some cases) The location of the engagement

Who should attend?

  • Audit Supervisors
  • Audit Managers
  • Staff Auditors
  • Government Auditors
  • Compliance Auditors
  • Internal Control Specialists
  • Public Accountants
  • Accounting Analysts
  • Business Analysts
  • Quality Control Specialists

Why should you attend?

The lead auditor will generally do the engagement planning with a review and approval by the audit manager. How well the planning is done will have a significant impact on the success of that engagement.  This class is designed to give you the basics for efficient and effective audit engagement planning.   

Faculty - Mr.Jonnie T. Keith

Jonnie Keith has been in auditing for over 50 years. He retired in 2012 as the Assistant General Manager (AGM) of Internal Audit with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) in Atlanta, Ga. He served in that capacity for over 10 years and was responsible for administering the overall audit activities. At this position, he was also responsible for the review and approval of all internal audit correspondence including audit reports, executive summaries, internal and external correspondence, etc.
Prior to that, he worked at MARTA as the Operational Audit Manager and Senior Contract Compliance Auditor. He also worked at Norfolk Southern Railway (formerly Southern Railway) as a senior operational auditor and started his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as a bank examiner.
Jonnie Keith received a BA degree in Economics from Clark Atlanta University (formerly Clark College). His certifications include:
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP)
  • Certified Internal Control Auditor (CICA)
He has been a volunteer seminar instructor for the National Office of the Institute of Internal Auditors for several years. 

Effective Audit Engagement Planning.pdf


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