This newly revised course has shifted online into two full day, live, instructor-led sessions. We have adapted the interactive sessions to include regularly scheduled breaks and digital breakout rooms for virtual networking and group discussions. Recordings of all sessions will be available to all registrants:

Register early to take advantage of our 15% discount!


  • Session 1: Mon, May 10 2021 @ 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Session 2: Mon, May 17 2021 @ 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

CAREER STAGE: Early Career

Experience various assurance engagements that accountants may be required to perform.

This CPA Ontario certificate program explores the risk-based audit approach and explains how to recognize common risks and objectives for each audit area.

This program will increase your understanding of the link between planned audit procedures and the overall and financial statement assertion level risks, and give you an opportunity to execute audit procedures. Learn how to effectively and efficiently create working paper documentation to demonstrate the nature, timing and extent of procedures performed. Review active listening techniques to gather relevant and reliable audit evidence through client interviews.

Using a case study approach, you will work in small group “audit teams” to plan, execute and report on an audit engagement. As a team, you will learn to identify the risks and objectives of each audit area, and work together to ensure planned audit procedures are appropriately targeted to risks.


  • Risk-based techniques for auditing financial statements
  • Analytical procedures and sampling
  • Develop working paper documentation
  • Active listening and inquiry
  • Time and relationship management
  • How to plan, execute and report on an audit engagement
  • Ensure planned audit procedures are appropriately targeted to risks


Individuals who have not yet participated in an assurance engagement, have limited experience with the execution of assurance engagements, or anyone interested in refreshing their knowledge of the fundamentals of performing assurance engagements.