eWorkshop: 2018 Government Auditing Standards: Interpretation and Application

9/4/2018 1:00 PM
9/6/2018 4:00 PM
Eastern Time (ET)
7/9/2020 12:00 AM

Registration will close 24 hours prior to the beginning of the webinar start time listed.

Session 1: September 4, 2018 (1:00-4:00 p.m. ET)

Session 2: September 6, 2018 (1:00-4:00 p.m. ET)

The instructor will review initial chapters of the 2018 Government Auditing Standards (“Yellow Book”) which are pertinent to all types of audit engagements.  This will include types of audits, ethical principles, and maintaining independence and objectivity.  To prepare your office for future peer reviews, the instructor will emphasize independence and internal quality control systems designed to help ensure you are in full compliance with standards.  The instructor will ensure you are up to date on requirements and changes pertaining to CPE, use of specialists, internal control testing, and performance auditing.

This course will include a review and update of chapters pertaining to performance auditing including planning, fieldwork, and reporting standards.  The review will also include an overview of the extensive 2014 federal internal control framework (“Green Book”) which can be “customized” and adopted to other levels of government.  Finally, the review will provide ways to comprehend and audit “waste” in government organizations within a performance expectations context.

This course will be conducted using instructor presentation, participant interaction through question and answer and polling questions, and selected exercises.  The goal is to ensure the participants understand not just what the Standards say but what they mean. ​


Stephen Morgan, CIA, CGAP, CGFM, CFE, is the president of Excellence in Government Accountability and Performance Practices, Inc. (EGAPP), which specializes in training government auditors and managers. He is a co-author of Performance Auditing, 3rd edition, which was fully revised and updated in 2016.

Morgan joined the internal audit function in the city of Austin, Texas, in 1985, and became the city auditor in 2000, responsible for directing performance audits, conducting fraud investigations, and performing consulting engagements. Previously, Morgan was an auditor in the U.S. Government Accountability Office's National Productivity Group for eight years, responsible for auditing federal productivity programs. Morgan has served on the Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards, as chairman of the National Intergovernmental Audit Forum's Emerging Issues Committee, and as an executive committee member of the Southwest Intergovernmental Audit Forum.

Throughout his career, Morgan has instructed, designed, and delivered courses on performance measurement, management, and auditing. For more than 25 years, he served as a faculty member for the Graduate School and the Government Audit Training Institute in Washington, D.C. Morgan has co-authored four performance auditing textbooks and contributed as co-author of a chapter for the 2007 World Bank publication Performance Accountability and Combating Corruption. He also co-authored The IIA's CGAP Study Guide, 4th edition, and has spoken at IIA international conferences around the world. Morgan has been an active member and leader of The IIA at local, regional, national, and global levels, serving on numerous committees and boards, including Chairman of the North American Board. Over his career, Morgan has received top honors from the Comptroller General of the United States, American Society of Public Administration, and The IIA, including the Victor Z. Brink Memorial Award for Distinguished Service and election into the American Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners.


PSAC: $199.00
Public: $249.00​​

Event Information

Course Duration: 2 days
CPE Hours: 6
Knowledge Level: Basic
Field of Study: Auditing (Governmental)


Advance Preparation:


Delivery Method: Group Internet based

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