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Yellow Book: Staying Compliant with Government Auditing Standards


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Missoula, MT 59802

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8.00 Credits

Member Price $300.00

Price will increase by $50 after 7/31

Non-Member Price $350.00

Price will increase by $50 after 7/31


Based on Government Auditing Standards, 2018 Revision, this course is essential for auditors performing Yellow Book audits.  It provides detailed information about conducting engagements in accordance with the Yellow book and requirements related to independence.  This course will increase your knowledge of the requirements and application guidance related to ethics, standards for financial audits, attestation engagements, performance audits and more.


  • Foundation and principles for use and application of GAGAS
  • General requirements for complying with the Yellow Book
  • Ethics, independence and professional judgement
  • Competence and CPE
  • Quality control and peer review
  • Standards for financial audits
  • Standards for attestation and review engagements
  • Fieldwork and reporting standards for performance audits



Designed For

Government auditors and public accountants that will be planning or conducting engagements in accordance with Auditing Standards, 2018 Revision ("Yellow Book")


When you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Distinguish the types of engagements that are performed under generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS)
  • Recognize the requirements found in Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book)
  • Identify the requirements and guidance related to independence
  • Recall the requirements regarding CPE, professional judgement, quality control and peer review under GAGAS
  • Identify the additional requirements for performing and reporting on a financial audit under GAGAS
  • Recall the requirements for performing attestation and review of financial statement engagements and performance audits under GAGAS





Leader Bios

Jack Georger Jr, AICPA

John “Jack” Georger, CPA, CIA Las Vegas, NV Jack Georger has served a broad base of clients, including port authorities, higher education institutions, community service organizations, foundations, counties, school districts, cities, and employee retirement systems. In addition, the commercial clients he has served include construction, real estate, aerospace, research and development, agricultural, and professional service firms. Jack has also consulted on numerous budgets and rate and cost studies for municipal authorities, as well as the design and implementation of internal control systems for various entities. During his career, Jack has had the opportunity to audit publicly traded companies, both accelerated filers under PCAOB Auditing Standards and non-accelerated filers; major U.S. cities and counties; colleges and universities; and some of the largest not-for-profit organizations in the United States. Jack is licensed to practice as a certified public accountant (CPA) in the states of California, New York, Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina (inactive), Nevada, Connecticut (inactive), Wyoming (inactive), and Georgia (inactive), and in the District of Columbia(inactice); he is also a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA), New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Jack currently serves on the Financial Accounting Standards Committee, Not-For-Profit Committee, Sustainability Committee, and Government Accounting and Auditing Committee of the NYSSCPA. Jack has been a member of the GFOA Special Review Committee for the Certificate of Achievement for Financial Reporting since 1990. Jack graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Business Administration, and he first became a CPA in the state of Connecticut in 1981. He was in private practice in New York, where his firm provided auditing, accounting, and tax services to various local governments, not-for-profit organizations, small businesses, and individuals for over twenty years. Since selling his practice in 2001, Jack has been an Audit Senior Manager with KPMG, LLP and Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP; a partner in a regional firm in Los Angeles; Audit Director with McGladrey and Pullen, LLP; and, currently, a partner with the Pun Group, LLP

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Non-Member Price $350.00

Member Price $300.00