Surgent's Sampling Fundamentals (Audit Skills Training - Level 2) (Self-Study)

Code: JSODA2M7

Date Valid for one year from purchase date
Format Self-Study (On-Demand)
CPE credits CPE 3.0
of study
Auditing - Technical (3.0)
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Sampling is an important method for determining the extent of testing controls, testing compliance, and tests of substantive details. It allows the audit to apply procedures to less than 100% of the population, yet extend results to project likely conclusions about the entire population. This module will describe the proper process for both attribute testing and variable sampling in financial statement and compliance audits.

Who should take this program?

Accountants responsible for applying sampling methods on financial statement or compliance audits.

Major subjects

  • Types of sampling and sampling risk
  • Attribute testing for tests of controls and compliance
  • Variable sampling for substantive assurance
  • Differentiating statistical and nonstatistical sampling approaches
  • Determining sample sizes in a Single Audit compliance audit

Learning objective(s)

  • Discuss the SAS requirements related to sampling applications
  • Differentiate attribute testing for tests of controls or compliance from variable sampling for substantive assurance
  • Explain special considerations related to single audit testing
  • Identify common sampling-related audit deficiencies


Course code Code JSODA2M7
Sponsor Surgent
NASBA ID#: 103212
Level Basic
Format Self-Study (On-Demand)
Prerequisites Prereq. None