Audit Leaders Series

WINTER CPD SALE This webinar series supports you in fulfilling the professional accounting bodies' ongoing audit competency requirements Regulation 7 and satisfying the technical competence area of audit as it applies under IES 8 Professional Competence of an Engagement Partner.

**NOTE**The Audit Leaders series has been prepared in line with international audit and reporting standards. Those webinars that contain references to Australian standards (i.e., AASB, or ASA) are in line with international equivalents (IFRS, ISA and IAS).

Content Description:

We have heard for years that "not documented means not done". But does this mean absolutely everything must be documented? Given the auditor is allowed to exercise judgment about the extent of documentation, there must be some latitude, but finding the right documentation balance continues to present challenges for auditors.

During this session, we explore the expectations on auditors about their documentation and shares insights on how to manage those expectations. Through examples, we will guide attendees in practical ways to efficiently address mandatory requirements, including exploring relevant concepts such as significant matters

Learning Outcomes:

Upon satisfactory completion of this webinar series you will be able to:

  • Identify the correct tools to assist you in documentation within your audit files and how you can practically address mandatory requirements
  • Document concepts such as significant matters that arose during the audit with confidence
  • Exercise appropriate judgment about the extent of documentation required during your audit procedures


Attendees will have the tools to assist in maintaining quality audit engagements through the use of practical issues and examples. 

Jackie Russell-Green is a Technical Associate with BDO. Jackie has over a decade of experience in financial reporting and specialises in the application of New Zealand equivalents to International Financial Reporting Standards and Public Benefit Entity Accounting Standards. Jackie’s clients have come from a wide cross-section of industries including not-for-profits, public sector (both central and local government), financial services, utilities, manufacturing, tourism and agriculture.

Jane Bowen leads the National Professional Standards team at BDO in Australia which is responsible for providing support to the audit service line in the areas of audit, financial reporting, quality, risk and independence. This includes development and implementation of policies and procedures to enable performance of high quality audits on a consistent basis.


Topic: Audit & Assurance

Sub-Topic: Financial Statement Audit

Format: Recorded Webinar

Proficiency Level: Intermediate, Advanced

CPD: 6 hours