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Common Audit Deficiencies

Total Credits: 4 including 4 Auditing (Governmental) - Technical

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Accounting and Auditing |  ACPEN Industry Institute
Melisa F. Galasso
Course Levels:
4 Hour
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Tag: Auditing


This course will review common deficiencies identified by the AICPA and state boards of accountancy. It includes discussion on a variety of topics including auditing estimates, internal controls deficiencies, documentation deficiencies, and risk assessment. We will review the areas of concern, the profession’s response to these deficiencies, and how you can overcome them by employing best practices.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Describe common audit deficiencies
  • Properly perform risk assessment and documentation
  • Identify internal controls
  • Describe best practices for auditing estimates.


Major Subjects
  • Auditing estimates
  • Internal controls deficiencies
  • Documentation deficiencies
  • Risk assessment
  • Yellowbook

Course Materials


Melisa F. Galasso's Profile

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Founder and CEO

Galasso Learning Solutions LLC

Melisa F. Galasso is the founder and CEO of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC. A CPA with over 15 years of experience in the accounting profession, Melisa designs and facilitates courses in advanced technical accounting and auditing topics, including not for profit and governmental accounting. Her passion is providing high-quality CPE that is meaningful, creates efficiencies and improves quality, and positively impacts ROI. She also supports essential professional development, audit level training, and train the trainer efforts.


Melisa is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and has earned the Association for Talent Development Master Trainer™ designation. Her passion for instructional design and adult learning techniques is one of the differentiators that set her apart from other CPE providers. She also serves on the FASB’s Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee (NAC), the AICPA’s Technical Issues Committee (TIC), has had leadership roles on various A&A committees, and serves on the VSCPA’s Board of Directors. Melisa is a 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Award recipient and was honored as a “40 under 40” by CPA Practice Advisor in 2017 and 2018. She was also named the 2019 Rising Star by her regional NAWBO chapter, received the Don Farmer award for achievement in technical content instruction, and earned several other awards for public speaking and technical training.


Prior to establishing Galasso Learning Solutions, Melisa worked in public accounting, industry, internal audit, and academia.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and International Business from Georgetown University.  On a personal level, Melisa enjoys traveling, watching her daughter ride her horse, and spending quality time with family. She finds balance through yoga, is an avid reader, and frequents local performing arts shows. Melisa actively supports several causes that empower women.


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Fri, Jan 28, 2022 - 07:00am to 10:52am MST
Fri, Feb 04, 2022 - 11:00am to 02:52pm MST
Wed, Feb 16, 2022 - 09:00am to 12:52pm MST
Mon, Mar 07, 2022 - 01:00pm to 04:52pm MST
Wed, Mar 30, 2022 - 07:00am to 10:52am MDT
Sat, Apr 02, 2022 - 11:00am to 02:52pm MDT
Mon, Apr 18, 2022 - 09:00am to 12:52pm MDT
Fri, May 13, 2022 - 01:00pm to 04:52pm MDT
Wed, May 25, 2022 - 07:00am to 10:52am MDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Advanced Preparation


Designed For

Accountants in public practice.

Original Recording Date


Yellow Book


Course Developer

Galasso Learning Solutions

Date Added to Catalog



Prior experience with GAAS.



Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy

Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints., (972-377-8199). 

Official Registry Statement

Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Please contact the ACPEN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer. 



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