This two-day seminar provides auditors with insight on how to partner with their management team to conduct effective audits of their organization's construction activity.
Specific "how-to" construction audit techniques and other industry specific detailed information will be discussed to enhance the attendees' abilities to identify and develop potential cost avoidance and/or cost recovery opportunities. It will also provide auditors with specific knowledge to help them identify opportunities for key process improvements related to construction procurement and contract administration.
Who can benefit from this learning experience:
Owner organization representatives who are involved with auditing or administering construction activity including:
Owner's construction audit representatives (internal audit and/or external consultants)
Enrollment is limited to assure maximum opportunity for participation and exchange of ideas. Substitutes will be accepted until the program starts. Cancellations will be accepted up to 14 calendar days prior to program start without incurring a $95 late cancellation fee. Full fee is charged for failure to attend when enrollment has not been canceled as specified. Contact Lynn Runyon at Courtenay Thompson & Associates, 214-361-8346 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All participants are eligible to receive up to 16 Continuing Education Credits (CPE’s) to fulfill professional accreditation requirements. Field of Study: Auditing. Course Level: Basic. Group-live, lecture-style seminar; no prerequisites or advanced preparation required. For information regarding CPE, complaint, or program cancellation, please contact our office at 214-361-8346.
Courtenay Thompson & Associates 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: www.learningmarket.org
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Rich Townsend is president of the consulting firm R. L. Townsend & Associates, Inc., which provides construction cost control consulting services to Owners.
Since 1985, Mr. Townsend has been the instructor for the seminar entitled "Controlling Construction Costs" sponsored by the University of Wisconsin - School of Business - Executive Education. From 1985 through 2008, he was the primary instructor for the seminar entitled "Effective Auditing of Construction Activity" which was sponsored by The Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc. In affiliation with Courtenay Thompson & Associates, he also instructs in-house seminars related to construction contract audit and construction cost control for a wide variety of organizations and industries throughout the United States and Canada.
Prior to starting his consulting firm, Rich spent 13 years with the auditing department of a major retail corporation. During his internal auditing career (1971-1984), he served in several staff and audit management positions with a specialization in audits of construction contract activity.
Mr. Townsend is a Certified Construction Auditor (CCA) and serves on the advisory board for The National Association of Construction Auditors.
He is a graduate of Waynesburg College (Waynesburg, Pennsylvania) where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in accounting.