Accounting (ACCT) 460
Principles of Auditing (Revision 8)
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Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)
Prerequisite: ACCT 253
Faculty: Faculty of Business
ACCT 460 is not available for challenge.
ACCT 460 introduces students to the concepts, principles, and practical applications of auditing in the business world. The course serves the needs of students planning to enter the accounting profession, particularly those who plan to pursue auditing careers. ACCT 460 emphasizes the concepts and practical applications that will serve as a foundation for developing auditing skills.
Lesson 1: Introduction to Auditing
Lesson 2: Professional Ethics, Audit Objectives, Phases of the Audit, and Audit Evidence
Lesson 3: Auditing Planning, Materiality, and Risk
Lesson 4: Introduction to Internal Control, Assessment of Control Risk, and Audit Program Concepts
Lesson 5: Corporate Governance, Advanced Information Systems, and Audit Sampling
Lesson 6: Audit of the Sales and Receivables Cycle and Cash Balances
Lesson 7: Audit of the Purchases and Payables Cycle
Lesson 8: Audit of the Payroll and Inventory Cycles
Lesson 9: Completion of the Audit, and Other Types of Auditing
Lesson 10: Fraud
To receive credit for ACCT 460, you must complete three written assignments, write a Midterm Examination and a Final Examination, and achieve a minimum grade of “D” (50%) on the Final Examination and a composite course grade of at least “D” (50 percent). If you fail to write an examination or submit an assignment, you will not pass the course. The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:
|Assignment 1||Assignment 2||Assignment 3||Midterm Exam||Final Exam||Total|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Arens, A. A., Elder, R. J., Beasley, M. S., & Splettstoesser-Hogeterp, I. B. (2011). Auditing: The Art and Science of Assurance Engagements (Can. 11th ed.). Toronto, ON: Pearson Canada Inc. ISBN 978-0-13-505467-3
All other materials will be available to students online.
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 8, June 8, 2011
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