Course ID: CTTA

Critical Traits of a Thinking Auditor Tips for Stretching Yourself Beyond the Basics

In order to maximize effectiveness and efficiency on engagements, public accountants must evolve from rotely designing and performing procedures in a mechanical way to truly “thinking” and applying professional judgment. This course will provide proven strategies for creating a culture that encourages intelligent application of professional, technical and regulatory standards.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe critical attitudes that lead to effective and efficient engagements
  • Explain how to use creative problem solving to enhance engagement management
  • Discuss the art of discipline and getting things done, including critical change, project and time management best practices

Major Topics

  • Ways to continuously strive to find more profitable ways to satisfy responsibilities without sacrificing quality
  • Setting expectations that include emphasizing a spirit of continuous improvement
  • Closing the gap of discipline between what we desire to achieve, and what we are able to deliver
  • Proven tips for managing change in a professional services environment towards desired outcomes
  • Project and time management best practices that encourage goal achievement

Who Should Attend

Public accountants who desire to change behaviors to more intelligently apply procedures on engagements

Fields of Study





Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits




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