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Ch 6: Government Auditing Skills & Techniques

About This Chapter

Check out these video lessons to learn about government auditing skills and techniques. You'll explore the roles, strategies, skills techniques and processes related to management and government auditors.

Government Auditing Skills and Techniques - Chapter Summary

These video lessons will teach you about the skills and techniques government auditors use. You'll identify common managerial skills and strategies and understand how they're applied to the government auditing process. The chapter also includes information on the process of strategic and performance management.

After completing these lessons, you should be able to:

  • Identify the roles and principles of management
  • Describe planning, organizing, leading and controlling as functions of management
  • Understand the strategic management process
  • Discuss the analytical skills government auditors need to have
  • Explain the performance management process
  • Develop a performance management system

The lessons in this chapter are taught by professional instructors who present the material in a simple and concise manner. Lessons highlight key definitions, concepts and examples to make the learning experience efficient and easy to understand. Self-assessment quizzes are available to take after watching each lesson. You can also quickly find the information you need using the convenient course dashboard and interactive video timelines.

9 Lessons in Chapter 6: Government Auditing Skills & Techniques
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Management Roles and Principles

1. Management Roles and Principles

Managers serve important roles in organizations. In this lesson, you'll learn about some of the key roles management plays in an organization and fundamental principles that management follows. A short quiz follows.

Planning as a Function of Management

2. Planning as a Function of Management

In this lesson, you will learn the role of planning as a function of management. Discover the advantages of and barriers to planning, and how it is used to achieve organizational goals.

Organizing as a Function of Management

3. Organizing as a Function of Management

Once a plan is in place, a manager must put it into action. This lesson explains the role of organizing as a function of management as well as its relationship with planning.

Leading as a Function of Management

4. Leading as a Function of Management

This lesson teaches you about leading as a function of management by examining the surprising similarities between two very different leadership scenarios: leadership at war and leadership in the workplace.

Controlling as a Function of Management

5. Controlling as a Function of Management

In this lesson, we will explore the role of controlling as a function of management and its use of various control mechanisms to reach organizational goals.

The Strategic Management Process

6. The Strategic Management Process

We will be reviewing the strategic management process, starting with the four main steps of the process. These steps provide the foundation for understanding strategic management as a whole and will serve you well as you deal with management decision-making situations.

Government Auditor Analytical Skills: Need & Examples

7. Government Auditor Analytical Skills: Need & Examples

Government auditors and other business professionals need strong analytical skills to handle on-the-job activities. In this lesson, you'll learn more about the need for analytical skills and areas where these can be beneficial.

Performance Management: Definition & Process

8. Performance Management: Definition & Process

In this lesson, learn the definition and the five steps involved in performance management. As a manager or employee, understanding the process can be important to success in the work place.

How to Develop a Performance Management System

9. How to Develop a Performance Management System

In this lesson, we'll learn about performance management systems. We'll define the term and then look specifically at how a company might develop its own performance management system.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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