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Audit Strategies for Auditors and Auditees

The uniform guidance made significant changes to the single audit process and federal agencies are expected to recover approximately $50 billion a year in improper payments, including waste, fraud and abuse. That’s why both auditors and auditees need to update the strategies they use to prepare for audits. From understanding the new audit threshold to rules for using cooperative audit resolution, now is the time to update your audit strategy to align with the Uniform Guidance’s focus on risk and accountability!

In this Audit Strategies for Auditors and Auditees eLearning course from Thompson Grants, you will:
  • Learn the focus on risk in the uniform guidance
  • Recognize most common audit findings
  • Identify varied monitoring techniques
  • List steps to prepare for a site visit
  • Review changes to the new SF-SAC form
  • Identify requirements in the compliance supplement
  • Gain awareness of a new audit resolution strategy
  • Review considerations for formal audit appeals
Auditees will learn how to map out audit strategies that anticipate auditors’ questions including what is required if an audit identifies findings while auditors will gain valuable know-how into new requirements including thresholds, time and effort reporting, procurement provisions, tribal reporting exemptions and many other key areas of the Subpart F single audit. All participants will receive 7.5 GPCI Credits.

Course Outline

Module 1 - Understand the Focus on Risk
Module 2 - Common Audit Findings
Module 3 - Monitoring Strategies
Module 4 - Steps To Prepare for a Site Visit
Module 5 - Changes to the SF-SAC Audit Cover Form
Module 6 - Compliance Supplement
Module 7 - New Audit Resolution Strategy
Module 8 - Audit Appeals
Final Quiz

Course Availability

You may choose to participate in this course over a 12-week schedule with other students or you can participate at your own pace, which gives you complete control over when and where you choose to engage with the training.

  • Winter Session: January 6 - March 30, 2020 | Enter promocode WINTER at checkout
  • Spring Session: April 6 - June 29, 2020 | Enter promocode SPRING at checkout
  • Summer Session: July 6 - September 28, 2020 | Enter promocode SUMMER at checkout
  • Fall Session: October 5 - December 28, 2020 | Enter promocode FALL at checkout
On-Demand eLearning: No promocode needed at checkout


Course Pricing
Students 1-9: $395 each
Students 10-24: $195 each
Students 25+: $95 each

Want to place this course on your own LMS?
This course is also available for licensing with unique customization and branding! Additionally, the SCORM compliant format can be uploaded to most major LMS platforms. For inquiries please contact Thompson Client Services at 800-677-3789 or

Meet Your Instructor

Karen Norris
Karen Norris, is nationally recognized in the grants community as a consultant and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for k4rnoco - a K4ren Norris Company in Gaithersburg, MD. She has experience in grants and contracts for more than 20 years, previously as a grants administrator for educational institutions in the State of Maryland and as an author and managing editor for national grants publications. Ms. Norris has served on the Board of Directors of professional associations and editorial advisory boards. She is an invited annual presenter at national conferences and training events, including the Grant Professionals Association, National Grants Management Association, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), Management Concepts, Thompson Information Services/Columbia Books, and the former Council for Resource Development (now CASE), among others. Ms. Norris conducts webinars, virtual classes, eLearning, and onsite grants training at national grants forums and for federal, state, local and territorial governments and other nonfederal entities. The White House Conference on Aging published her white paper about health grants. Ms. Norris has advised and responded to information requests about the grants process from the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management. Ms. Norris has served as a federal reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.