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Government Auditing Standards—2018 Yellow Book (June 7, 2019, 1:00-4:30 PM EDT)

Course Overview:

The GAO finalized its amended version of Government Auditing Standards in the summer of 2018. The new Yellow Book is a modernized version of Government Auditing Standards that takes into account developments in the auditing, accountability, and financial management professions. Some of the new provisions address quality control issues identified by federal agencies and the AICPA. This course covers the Yellow Book requirements for financial statement audits, attestation engagements and performance audits.

This course is designed for practitioners in public accounting that perform audits under Government Auditing Standards.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:
  • Identify the requirements of Government Auditing Standards
  • Describe the differences between the 2011 standards and the 2017 standards
  • Apply the requirements of the newly-issued Government Auditing Standards

Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:


Speaker / Author:

Marci Thomas, MHA, CPA, CGMA, licensed as a CPA in Georgia and North Carolina, is an author and presenter on various not-for- profit, healthcare and governmental topics to nonprofits, CPA firms and state societies of CPAs around the country. She also writes and teaches courses in governance, financial management, grants accounting, strategy and various operational topics. Marci is a clinical assistant professor in the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is an adjunct professor at Emory University in the Goizueta Business School. Marci works with numerous accounting firms, performing quality control and efficiency reviews and with nonprofit boards on strategic planning, internal control and governance issues.

Marci is also an author of a book published by Jossey Bass in 2004, Essentials of Physician Practice Management. Her book, Best of Boards: Sound Governance and Leadership for Nonprofit Organizations, was published by the AICPA in June 2011 and is on its second printing. Her newest book on Health Care Financial Management was published by Wiley Publishing in January 2014.

Marci serves on the Professional Development Advisory Council and the Not-for- Profit Committees for the North Carolina Association of CPAs. She is on the fundraising committee for Georgians for a Healthy Future and for several Basset Hound Rescue Groups. She is on several committees at her church.

Marci received her Bachelor in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the Georgia State University and her Masters in Health Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a frequent speaker at local, regional and national conferences.

Price (USD)

Standard: $134.00


Course Code : ACE-19002_LZ

Course Level : Basic
Course Type : Group Internet-Based
Format Type : Webinar
Field Of Study : Auditing - Governmental

Event Date : 6/7/2019 1:00:00 PM

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