Government Auditing Standards | 4183495C

Date :
April 26, 2019 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location :
San Francisco Peninsula
Facility :
CalCPA Flex Center - Burlingame
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CPE Credits :
CPE 8.00, YB 8.00, AA 8.00, GT 8.00
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Professionals who audit government programs will likely use and comply with Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book). Review general standards and types of engagements covered by the Yellow Book.

Failure to perform and audit in conformance with these standards can damage a firm's reputation, and potentially render the costs of the audit as unallowable and result in a poor peer review.


  • Recognize the current situation regarding the issuance of the revised Yellow Book.
  • Identify the types of engagements covered by the Yellow Book.
  • Identify the general standards.
  • Identify the fieldwork and reporting standards for each type of engagement.

Major Subjects:

  • Status of the revised version of the Yellow Book
  • Types of engagements covered by the Yellow Book
  • General standards
  • Fieldwork and reporting standards for the different types of engagements

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The lunch period for this event will be 30 minutes and a box lunch is included in your registration fee. Class will adjourn at 4 p.m. unless otherwise specified.

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Field of Interest:
Auditing (Governmental)


Designed For:

CPAs and government auditors.


Sefton Boyars, CGFM, CPA
Until his retirement in October 1996, Sefton Boyars had been the Department of Education’s Regional Inspector General for Audit in Regions IX and X for 16 years. During his 35-year career, Boyars worked for a variety of federal government audit agencies and a California county. He is active in his profession, and is a member of CalCPA, and was a long-time chair of his chapter’s committee on Government Accounting and Auditing. He served on the Qualifications Committee of the California State Board of Accountancy for three years. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM). He is a member of the California statewide Government Auditing and Accounting Committee. Boyars is a past chair of the Western Intergovernmental Audit Forum and often served as chair or co-chair of its subcommittees and roundtables. He is president of the San Francisco chapter of the Association of Government Accountants. He is also an experienced trainer and has taught for numerous organizations, including federal, state and local governments, professional associations, the CalCPA Education Foundation, and the USDA Graduate School and Management Concepts, Inc. He received AGA’s National Education and Training Award for 1998. Boyars is the author of the Association of Government Accountants’ study guide for Course 3 of the Certified Government Financial Manager: Governmental Financial Management and Control. The latest version of the study guide was issued in the spring of 2014. He is also co-author of Cost Principles for State and Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations, issued in 2015.


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