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High Impact Auditing

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Date(s): Jul 17, 2018
Time: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Registration Fee: $249.00
Cancellation Date: Jul 10, 2018
City: Austin

Course Description

Every day, the expectations placed on professional internal auditors are on the rise. As a result, we all find ourselves in a constant state of “catching up” in order to meet the needs of management, board members, clients and even ourselves. This highly interactive program is packed with ‘how to’ advice on individual, department and audit project effectiveness. Participants will leave the program with a tailored list of action items that they can use on the job immediately. Short on theory and deep into ‘what to do’ instructions, the lecture, discussion, exercises and case examples provide a structure for applying leading edge ideas efficiently and effectively in any audit group and on any audit project.

Potential CPE Credits: 8.0
Govt Hours: This class meets 8.0 hours of the 24-hour requirement for governmental CPE under Government Auditing Standards (yellow book), in most cases.
Technical Hours: This class meets 8.0 CPE credits of technical training in compliance with Texas Admin. Code Rule 523.102.

Instruction Type: Classroom
Experience Level: ALL
Category: 02 Auditing

Course Objectives

Participants will learn how to apply High-Impact technical, behavioral and business ‘how-to’ practices in your audit projects. Topics include:

  • What exactly do we mean by "High-Impact Auditing"
  • Improving audit planning and performance to identify and address areas of importance
  • Developing audit steps that find important problems and opportunities
  • 5 High-Impact Audit Areas
  • 10 specific High Impact Auditing Practices for use on every project
  • How to get desired action from management, auditee teams and others
  • Attributes of High-Impact Findings
  • How to create measurable value through daily 'consultative moments

Course Outline

  • The auditor's role in process improvement and driving change
  • 5 high-impact audit areas
  • 10 specific high impact auditing practices for use on every project
  • Developing and using Better! audit project practices
  • Communicating, executing, reporting and follow-up Better!
  • The Better! Auditor Competency Framework
  • The role of coaches - and how to jump skills forward with their help


No prerequisites required.


John Hall

John J. Hall, CPA is the founder and President of Hall Consulting, Inc. and the author of The Anti-Fraud Toolkit and the award-winning book “Do What You Can! Simple Steps – Extraordinary Results”


John specializes in skills training programs and conference presentations for CPAs, management groups, government and internal auditors, and professional associations. He also coaches business and audit professionals in how to increase their effectiveness, clarify and meet their business and personal goals, and move their careers forward.


Mr. Hall has 40 years of experience as a consultant, speaker, auditor and business owner. He has worked in senior leadership positions in large corporations and international public accounting firms. He is a member of the National Speakers Association, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

John is a Certified Board Advisor and Managing Director of the Center for Strategic Business Integrity (


Meet John at Email John at

Additional Information

TAC Rule 523.142(g) requires the CPE Sponsor to monitor individual attendance and assign the correct number of CPE credits. Participants will be asked to document their time of arrival and departure in compliance with this Rule. Additionally, attendance will be monitored throughout the day and CPE certificates will reflect actual attendance of each participant.

If you are making travel plans to come to Austin, we recommend making "refundable" air and hotel reservations or waiting until 14 days before the class to actually book your reservations. Courses are occasionally canceled or rescheduled due to low enrollment. We determine whether a course has enough participants 16 days prior to the course date. If we cancel or reschedule, we will email the participant and his or her billing contact no later than 14 days before the original class date.

The course coordinator will contact you with parking information. Handicapped parking is free at the meters around the downtown area.

Vending machines with Coca-Cola products and various snack items are available. There is also a refrigerator and microwave in our coffee bar area. Feel free to bring in your own drinks and food if you prefer.

You might want to bring a light sweater or jacket, as room temperatures vary.

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