Congratulations! You survived those awkward staff accountant years and have taken on increased responsibilities with your firm. Likely, you have passed the CPA exam and are running your own larger engagements involving the supervision of other up and coming CPAs. Yet, calling you an experienced in-charge or senior accountant does not fairly describe your current role. There is so much more than accounting or auditing that you do. You may even be on your firm’s manager track. As you may have figured out, with increased responsibility comes a whole new batch of challenges to overcome.
This CPE module addresses the issues that may be getting in the way of your attaining greater efficiency in the audit and raising the productivity of staff under your supervision, including:
Interviewing clients to gain necessary information
Handling difficult conversations with clients
Planning engagement budgets and staff scheduling
Identify processes and procedures with regard to achieving effective engagement management and supervision of the audit and staff.
Recognize opportunities to achieve increased staff productivity.