I. Course Prefix/Number: ACC 260
Course Name: Auditing
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
Course concerned primarily with financial auditing. Content includes auditing standards, concepts and techniques, internal control, audit programs and audit reports.
IV. Learning Objectives
- Generally Accepted Auditing Standards
- Auditing Procedures for Manual and Computerized Accounting Systems
- Compilation and Review Procedures
- Audit Reports
- Professional Ethics
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
- An Overview of Auditing
- Audit Reports
- Professional Ethics
- Legal Liability
- Audit Objectives
- Types of Evidence and Documentation
- Audit Planning and Analytical Procedures
- Materiality and Risk
- Internal Control
- Overall Audit Plan and Audit Program
- Audit of the Sales and Collection Cycle
- Audit Sampling for Tests of Transactions
- Audit Sampling for Tests of Details of Balances
- Completing Tests Sales & Collection Cycle - Accounts Receivable
- Completing the Audit
- Other Engagements, Services and Reports
- The Effect of EDP Systems on Auditing
VII. Methods of Instruction
- Lecture and Discussion
- Problem Solving
- Review of Homework
- Case Problems
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
The student must be able to perform the following skills on a college level:
- Oral Presentations
- Mathematics (including percentages and algebra)
IX. Instructional Materials
- In Example -
- Required Text: Custom book with selected materials from Principles of Auditing and Other Assurance Services, 17th edition, by Whittington and Pany.
- Student Handout Packet only available at Oakton bookstore.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
- Four Tests (100 points each)
- Final Exam (200 points)
- Homework (6 points each)
- Projects/Cases (50 points each)
- Attendance is considered if a student is between grades.
- A point scale is based on total possible points.
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
59% & Below F
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.