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Performing Effective and Efficient Audits in a Changing Business Landscape


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateMay 25, 2021
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaAuditing
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

The ever-changing business environment has put your audit practice at a crossroads. Is your firm adapting to this new way of working and identifying the additional possible audit risks?

Join Pete Bieghler, Senior Consultant, AuditWatch/Learning at Thomson Reuters, and Jessica Saugstad, Principal at Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP as they discuss how to apply best practices in your audit methodology and workflow. This session is designed to provide an overview of best practices in auditing and how this is enhanced through progressive technologies. They will also share real-world scenarios for how to execute audits in this new environment.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify ways to enhance your audit effectiveness and improve overall efficiency

  • Describe best practices in internal controls, analytical procedures, and audit sampling

  • Understand how the current environment impacts audit risks and audit execution, including auditing remotely

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Pete Bieghler, CPA

Thomson Reuters
Senior Consultant, Tax Products - Learning
(800) 968-8900

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Pete Bieghler specializes in providing audit effectiveness and efficiency training, as well as additional training services for accounting firms throughout North America. Before joining Thomson Reuters AuditWatch, Pete was a senior audit manager at Katz, Sapper & Miller (KSM) in Indianapolis. At KSM, he was a member of the firm’s Audit Efficiency Task Force. Prior to KSM, Pete was an audit manager at Crowe Chizek in Elkhart, IN and Indianapolis, IN. Pete is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Indiana CPA Society. He earned his undergraduate degree from Ball State University.


Jessica has over 14 years of public accounting experience and serves clients primarily in the real estate industry. Her real estate clients include developers, homebuilders, management and real estate service companies and real estate own-and-operate entities. Jessica leads HCVT’s audit practice quality control and technical advisory initiatives. She received a bachelor’s of arts degree in economics with an emphasis in accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara and began her career at Deloitte. Jessica is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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