How to Increase Audit Quality and Realization

Thursday, October 17, 2013
2:00 PM ET | 1:00 PM CT | 12:00 AM MT | 11:00 AM PT

Join industry thought leaders Jim Bourke and Brian Siet as they discuss how Withum, Smith and Brown successfully transformed their audit process through their adoption and implementation of ProSystem fx® Knowledge Coach. During this session, you will learn:

  • Why knowledge-based auditing makes more sense than checklist-based processes.
  • Why you should challenge your engagement planning thought process.
  • How the integrated solutions of ProSystem fx® Engagement and ProSystem fx Knowledge Coach, together, have transformed the firm’s audit process.

Program level: Basic (no prerequisites required).

Receive 1 hour of free CPE credit for participating in this live webcast.

Register for the webcast using the  registration form at the right.

Presented by:
Darren Root M. Darren Root, CPA.CITP

Darren is the Executive Editor of CPA Practice Advisor, and remains in public practice as the principal of Root & Associates, LLC, in Bloomington, Indiana, and president of his consulting practice, RootWorks. He formerly served on the Board of the AICPA's CITP Credentials Committee and is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Indiana CPA Society. He speaks at dozens of professional organizations each year and frequently serves as a guest lecturer at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.

Brian Seit Brian Siet, Manager, Technology Sales with CCH

Brian Siet has a Bachelor of Science Degree Cum Laude in Business Administration concentration in Accounting from Northeastern University in Boston. Brian is a CPA and worked for CBIZ Tofias for 8 years in the A&A department and Tax department. During this time Brian was instrumental in implementing policies and procedures with the firms work paper management system, ProSystem Engagement, as well as other A&A and Tax solutions. Brian joined CCH in 2005, conducting quality accounting, auditing and tax presentations for a variety of audiences. Over the past 7 years, he has performed many speaking engagements at firm user groups and state societies on both A&A and tax workflow.

Jim Bourke Jim Bourke, CPA.CITP.CFF.CGMA

Jim is Partner and CIO at the firm WithumSmith+Brown and is responsible for overseeing all technology issues and operations for the Firm’s 14 offices and over 500 employees. He is the Chair of AICPA’s Tech + Conference, a member of AICPA Board of Directors and was named by Accounting Today as one of the Top 100 Influential People in the Accounting Profession. He has also been named by CPA Practice Advisor as one of the Top 25 Thought Leaders in Public Accounting Technology and is the past President of NJSCPA.

This FREE online seminar is a continuation of the magazines' mission to provide unbiased, independent information on technologies available to practicing public accountants and tax professionals.

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CCH Wolters Kluwer

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