Audit and Due Diligence Foundations

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Course description

Audits are a critical part of finance, but they’re not solely within the purview of CPAs. Audits and due diligence projects are supported by consultants, analysts, and finance professionals—and even by people who have little or no formal financial training. In this course, financial expert Jason Schenker helps to acquaint you with the fundamentals of audits and due diligence (DD) projects. Jason doesn’t focus on the mathematical calculations that play a role in audits; instead, he provides a general overview of the processes involved. He explores the different kinds of audits—from internal and independent audits to the tax audits that are initiated by the government—and reviews key audit and DD processes. Plus, he shares best practices for auditing a company’s financial data, business processes, and assets ethically and effectively.

Instructor

Jason Schenker is an economist, author, speaker, and the world’s leading financial market futurist.

In 2009, Mr. Schenker founded Prestige Economics, a financial market research firm that provides a retainer service to corporate and institutional clients. Bloomberg News has ranked Mr. Schenker one of the most accurate “Bloomberg Best” financial market forecasters in the world in 38 different categories since 2011, including the #1 forecaster in the world in 23 categories.

Mr. Schenker is also the chairman of The Futurist Institute, which he founded in 2016 to help analysts and economists become futurists. He is also the executive director of the Texas Blockchain Association. Mr. Schenker previously worked as a Risk Specialist at McKinsey and Company, and as the Chief Energy and Commodity Economist at Wachovia.

For over a decade, Mr. Schenker has been a keynote speaker and presenter at corporate events and industry conferences. He has written four Amazon best sellers: Commodity Prices 101 (2012), Recession-Proof (2016), Electing Recession (2016), and Jobs for Robots (2017). Mr. Schenker has appeared as a guest host on Bloomberg Television, as well as a guest on CNBC. He is frequently quoted in the press, including The Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, and Financial Times. Mr. Schenker is also a columnist for Bloomberg Prophets.

Mr. Schenker holds master’s degrees in applied economics, negotiation, and German literature. He is a certified Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) and a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

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