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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
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Management Roles and Principles

1. Management Roles and Principles

Managers play important roles in organizations, so they should follow some guiding principles in their work. Explore some of the key roles for managers, including interpersonal, informational, and decision-making roles, and delve into Fayol's 14 management principles.

Planning as a Function of Management

2. Planning as a Function of Management

Planning is one of the primary managerial functions and it leads to other managerial functions such as organizing, controlling, and staffing. Learn about planning as a managerial function, the benefits of planning, and the barriers that interfere with planning.

Organizing as a Function of Management

3. Organizing as a Function of Management

Organizing is an management function that helps managers implement their plans. Learn about organizing, its importance in an organization, and its relationship to the planning management function.

Leading as a Function of Management

4. Leading as a Function of Management

The most successful and influential managers are those who understand that leading is a function of management, and they have the ability to act as leaders. Explore leading as a function of management by comparing leadership in two vastly different situations: at war and in the workplace.

Controlling as a Function of Management

5. Controlling as a Function of Management

Controlling is an important management function that helps organizations achieve success. Learn about controlling, including the steps in the controlling process, and how to use the steps to help an organization achieve its collective goals.

The Strategic Management Process

6. The Strategic Management Process

Strategic management (planning) begins with environmental scanning: examining political, economical, sociocultural, technological, environmental, and legal factors. This lesson explores the development, implementation, and evaluation of a strategy.

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

Performance management is the negotiation of expectations, goals, and results from a manager to employees. Learn the steps in planning, monitoring, developing, rating, and rewarding in performance management.

How to Develop a Performance Management System

9. How to Develop a Performance Management System

Performance management systems seek to improve employee performance through various tactics. Examine the design features, key considerations, and potential setbacks of developing a performance management system.

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