Professional Development Courses

ASK KSA PD courses cover technical aspect of standards but more than than, they include guidance, real-life examples and documentation tips to incorporate into engagements. Specific course material and additional resources are provided to help now, and into the future. These verifiable CPD courses are practical, and not just theory.

INFORMATIVE

ASK KSA PD courses address technical aspects of standards to assist practitioners in understanding what is required and how to implement them leading to more effective engagements.

PRACTICAL

ASK KSA PD courses focus on how to apply requirements in practice. Sessions include guidance on practical application along with tips on implementation leading to more efficient engagements.

ENGAGING

ASK KSA PD courses are led by an instructor with experience allowing her to incorporate stories and real-life examples. Kirsten enjoys what she does and this comes through in her presentations.

Explore our Courses

$5,995

PATH TO IMPLEMENTATION: CSQM 1

Fully design your system of quality management in this one-day workshop.

$70

The Power of Efficiency

Finding hidden moments in the day helps practitioners tackle the many competing priorities in practice (1.0 CPD).

$95

Addressing Fraud Risk in Assurance Engagements

Appreciate responsibilities related to fraud risk in order to respond and determine impact on engagement report (1.0 CDP).

$95

Putting Ethics into Practice

Understand concepts of ethics, ethical decision-making process and identify biases to strengthen your practice (1.0 CPD).

$70

Strengthening Communications with Clients

It is not always what you say but how you say it. Develop strong communication techniques to hold valuable client discussions (1.0 CPD).

$70

Professional Skepticism and Critical Thinking

Develop critical thinking skills to maintain an attitude of professional skepticism in engagements (1.0 CPD).

$95

Agreed Upon Procedures: CSRS 4400

Understand requirements of agreed-upon procedures engagements in order to develop procedures and report findings and exceptions (1.0 CPD).

$95

Effective and Efficient Engagements: Review Hot Topics

Strengthen review engagements by understanding current CSRE hot topics, challenges faced in meeting requirements and how to address them efficiently (1.0 CPD).

$145

Effective and Efficient Audits: Audit Hot Topics

Strengthen audit engagements by understanding current CAS hot topics, challenges faced in meeting requirements and how to address them efficiently (2.0 CPD).

$95

Practice Management: Efficient File Review

Develop an effective and efficient approach to conducting file and working paper reviews on audit and other engagements (1.0 CPD).

$120

Effective and Efficient Audits: Analytical Procedures

Appreciate the requirements of analytical procedures and how to incorporate preliminary, substantive and final analytics into audit engagements in an efficient manner (1.5 CPD).

$95

Path to Implementation: CSRS 4200

Implement the new compilation standard in an effective and efficient manner by establishing an approach, making business decisions and developing an action plan (1.5 CPD).

$145

What’s New? 2021 Assurance and Accounting Update

Keep up-to-date on current and upcoming assurance and accounting standards changes to appreciate the impact on your firm and your clients (2.0 CPD).

$120

Effective and Efficient Audits: Journal Entry Testing

Identify and implement the requirements of understanding, selecting and testing journal entries (1.5 CPD).

What workshop participants have to say...

We have attended several professional development courses with Kirsten as the instructor. We greatly appreciated her teaching techniques and overall approach. She has helped us improve engagement efficiency.​
Annette Magnus
HSA Chartered Professional Accountants
I really enjoy Kirsten as an instructor. I have attended several of her courses and every time she is practical and engaging. Whenever I see her name listed as an instructor for the CPA course, I make sure to sign up as I know it will be valuable to me. I learn a lot which I can actually put into practice. ​
Sharon Biehn
WL Buck & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants
Only Kirsten can make an auditing course fun and enjoyable. She is a good speaker and very knowledgeable and always upbeat.​
Saul Greenberg
Lazer Grant LLP
Kirsten is a very engaging instructor. I recently completed the CSRS compilation course with her and thoroughly enjoyed my day (surprisingly!). She presents the technical material in an entertaining fashion while also providing guidance for the practical side of its application. She embodies maximizing one's time by completing tasks in the most efficient way while still remaining within the required guidelines. Highly recommend taking any and all CPD courses with her.
Juliane Johansen
Affirm Chartered Professional Accountants LLP
As a CPA in public practice, there can be so many changes to keep up with it can feel overwhelming at times, but I highly recommend any course offered by Kirsten. I recently attended an Audit Update course she facilitated and found her to be so knowledgeable and professional and able to provide up to date advice and practical guidance and suggestions for efficiently applying the changes. Her friendly personality and passion and energy makes learning and keeping up to date fun!!! I really look forward to taking more courses with her in the future! Thanks Kirsten for sharing all your valuable experience!!
Kelli Kowaski
Magnus Chartered Professional Accountants LLP
Kirsten is an excellent presenter. The material was very relevant, and presented with energy and real-life examples. Kirsten also draws on the experience of participants and makes the session a very interactive one. Great job!!
Janine Fehr
Hounjet Tastad Harpham Chartered Professional Accountants

Professional Development Courses

ASK KSA PD courses cover technical aspect of standards but more than than, they include guidance, real-life examples and documentation tips to incorporate into engagements. Specific course material and additional resources are provided to help now, and into the future. These verifiable CPD courses are practical, and not just theory.

INFORMATIVE

ASK KSA PD courses address technical aspects of standards to assist practitioners in understanding what is required and how to implement them leading to more effective engagements.

PRACTICAL

ASK KSA PD courses focus on how to apply requirements in practice. Sessions include guidance on practical application along with tips on implementation leading to more efficient engagements.

ENGAGING

ASK KSA PD courses are led by an instructor with experience allowing her to incorporate stories and real-life examples. Kirsten enjoys what she does and this comes through in her presentations.

Explore our Courses

$5,995

PATH TO IMPLEMENTATION: CSQM 1

Fully design your system of quality management in this one-day workshop.

$70

The Power of Efficiency

Finding hidden moments in the day helps practitioners tackle the many competing priorities in practice (1.0 CPD).

$95

Addressing Fraud Risk in Assurance Engagements

Appreciate responsibilities related to fraud risk in order to respond and determine impact on engagement report (1.0 CDP).

$95

Putting Ethics into Practice

Understand concepts of ethics, ethical decision-making process and identify biases to strengthen your practice (1.0 CPD).

$70

Strengthening Communications with Clients

It is not always what you say but how you say it. Develop strong communication techniques to hold valuable client discussions (1.0 CPD).

$70

Professional Skepticism and Critical Thinking

Develop critical thinking skills to maintain an attitude of professional skepticism in engagements (1.0 CPD).

$95

Agreed Upon Procedures: CSRS 4400

Understand requirements of agreed-upon procedures engagements in order to develop procedures and report findings and exceptions (1.0 CPD).

$95

Effective and Efficient Engagements: Review Hot Topics

Strengthen review engagements by understanding current CSRE hot topics, challenges faced in meeting requirements and how to address them efficiently (1.0 CPD).

$145

Effective and Efficient Audits: Audit Hot Topics

Strengthen audit engagements by understanding current CAS hot topics, challenges faced in meeting requirements and how to address them efficiently (2.0 CPD).

$95

Practice Management: Efficient File Review

Develop an effective and efficient approach to conducting file and working paper reviews on audit and other engagements (1.0 CPD).

$120

Effective and Efficient Audits: Analytical Procedures

Appreciate the requirements of analytical procedures and how to incorporate preliminary, substantive and final analytics into audit engagements in an efficient manner (1.5 CPD).

$95

Path to Implementation: CSRS 4200

Implement the new compilation standard in an effective and efficient manner by establishing an approach, making business decisions and developing an action plan (1.5 CPD).

$145

What’s New? 2021 Assurance and Accounting Update

Keep up-to-date on current and upcoming assurance and accounting standards changes to appreciate the impact on your firm and your clients (2.0 CPD).

$120

Effective and Efficient Audits: Journal Entry Testing

Identify and implement the requirements of understanding, selecting and testing journal entries (1.5 CPD).

What workshop participants have to say...

We have attended several professional development courses with Kirsten as the instructor. We greatly appreciated her teaching techniques and overall approach. She has helped us improve engagement efficiency.​
Annette Magnus
HSA Chartered Professional Accountants
I really enjoy Kirsten as an instructor. I have attended several of her courses and every time she is practical and engaging. Whenever I see her name listed as an instructor for the CPA course, I make sure to sign up as I know it will be valuable to me. I learn a lot which I can actually put into practice. ​
Sharon Biehn
WL Buck & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants
Only Kirsten can make an auditing course fun and enjoyable. She is a good speaker and very knowledgeable and always upbeat.​
Saul Greenberg
Lazer Grant LLP
Kirsten is a very engaging instructor. I recently completed the CSRS compilation course with her and thoroughly enjoyed my day (surprisingly!). She presents the technical material in an entertaining fashion while also providing guidance for the practical side of its application. She embodies maximizing one's time by completing tasks in the most efficient way while still remaining within the required guidelines. Highly recommend taking any and all CPD courses with her.
Juliane Johansen
Affirm Chartered Professional Accountants LLP
As a CPA in public practice, there can be so many changes to keep up with it can feel overwhelming at times, but I highly recommend any course offered by Kirsten. I recently attended an Audit Update course she facilitated and found her to be so knowledgeable and professional and able to provide up to date advice and practical guidance and suggestions for efficiently applying the changes. Her friendly personality and passion and energy makes learning and keeping up to date fun!!! I really look forward to taking more courses with her in the future! Thanks Kirsten for sharing all your valuable experience!!
Kelli Kowaski
Magnus Chartered Professional Accountants LLP
Kirsten is an excellent presenter. The material was very relevant, and presented with energy and real-life examples. Kirsten also draws on the experience of participants and makes the session a very interactive one. Great job!!
Janine Fehr
Hounjet Tastad Harpham Chartered Professional Accountants