Assurance Services

Discover practical techniques that can be implemented by practitioners at all levels, resulting in highly effective and efficient engagements.

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Assurance Update

(Half Day — 3 hours)

This course provides an update to key standards in the Canadian Auditing Standards (CAS) and other standards in the CPA – Canada Handbook – Assurance, including reporting standards, and addresses other relevant assurance matters.

It also highlights the impact these revisions will have on your practice, and shares practical tips for successful implementation.

Audit Engagements Workshop

(Full Day — 5 hours)

This course revisits key audit requirements as it relates to planning, performing and reporting on engagements. By providing Neverest with a few completed engagement files to review in advance to identify training focus points, explore your firm’s typical engagement trouble spots and obtain tips for documenting work appropriately. Identify opportunities for maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of your audit engagements.

Review & Compilation Engagements Workshop

(Half Day — 3 hours)

This course revisits key concepts and requirements of CSRE 2400, Engagements to Review Historical Financial Statements, and CSRS 4200, Compilation Engagements.

It also explores areas where you can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of these engagements.By providing Neverest with a few completed engagement files to review in advance to identify training focus points, explore your firm’s typical engagement trouble spots and obtain tips for documenting work appropriately. Identify opportunities for maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of your review and compilation engagements.

Assurance Re-Engineering Program

(4 Full Days — 20 hours)

This training course is designed for firm professionals at all levels (juniors to experienced managers and partners) who:

  • Work together in an assurance practice, and;
  • Are interested in identifying practical techniques for planning, performing and wrapping up their engagements more effectively and efficiently.

The Neverest instructor works with a firm designated representative to learn about your practice, including reviewing excerpts of working papers from completed assurance engagements. The Neverest instructor will use this understanding of the firm’s approach to appropriately customize course delivery.

Participants learn practical tools and techniques to “re-engineer” each engagement to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of all future audit and review engagements.

Tools & Techniques for Junior Professionals

(3 Full Days — 15 hours)

This course enables participants to understand the practical differences between the various types of assurance engagements. It explores the risk based audit approach and enables participants to recognize common risks and objectives for each audit area. It encourages staff to understand the link between planned audit procedures and the identified overall and financial statement assertion level risks. It provides an opportunity to execute audit procedures and learn how to effectively and efficiently create working paper documentation to demonstrate the nature, timing and extent of procedures performed. Finally, it reviews active listening techniques to enable participants to develop their abilities to gather relevant and reliable audit evidence through client interviews.

Using a case study approach, participants work in small group ‘audit teams’ to plan, execute and report on an audit engagement. Teams learn to identify the risks and objectives of each audit area and work together to ensure planned audit procedures are appropriately targeted to risks. At the conclusion of each audit area, teams compare the approach and procedures used to those that would typically be used in review engagements.

Tools & Techniques for Intermediate Professionals

(3 Full Days — 15 hours)

This course develops the technical and supervisory skills of individuals.

It provides an in-depth examination of how to perform a risk assessment. It explores gaining the appropriate depth of understanding of entity level and activity level risks and controls, including a sufficient understanding of information technology risks and controls. It provides technical guidance in areas that are common trouble spots: using sampling and analytical procedures effectively and auditing complex areas such as management estimates, payroll, and revenues. Participants learn techniques for performing working paper file reviews effectively and efficiently. In addition, this course targets the development of some key soft skills when interacting with clients and colleagues. In the spirit of continuous improvement, participants will also gain strategies for soliciting constructive and timely feedback from supervisors and partners and learn how to contribute to the firm by providing meaningful performance feedback to staff in a professional manner.

Tools & Techniques for Senior Professionals

(2 Full Days — 10 hours)

This course advances the skills of experienced professionals by improving their abilities to lead assurance engagements, manage engagement teams and interact with clients and other stakeholders.

Using project management techniques, participants explore each phase of an assurance engagement to find opportunities to improve engagement effectiveness and efficiency. The benefits of coaching and mentoring staff are explored while introducing a framework that encourages flexibility for success in leading teams.

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