• Comply with The IIA's Attribute Standards (15-25%)
• Conduct engagements (25-35%)
• Business processes (15-25%)
• Strategic management (20-30%)
• Mandatory Guidance (35-45%)
• Managing the Internal Audit Function (40-50%)
• Governance / Business Ethics (5-15%)
This session on analytics will include a discussion of the significant benefits of using analytics as an audit tool.
Coverage will include the various types of analytics and the advantages and limitations.
This seminar will cover the control models (COSO, CoCo, and CSA) and discuss auditing hard versus soft controls. The session will include exercises with the application of the control models to cases. The discussion will include reasons why controls fail and the need for override of controls. Audit planning to focus on top-down controls will be explored.
Fundamentals of Internal Auditing
This seminar will be a broad overview of the audit process including governance, risk analysis, control evaluation, preliminary survey, evidence gathering, reporting, and follow-up. The session will be an introduction to the Standards and practices of internal auditing.
This session on Fraud Auditing will focus on developing an audit plan to address fraud, communicating with the audit committee on fraud issues and compliance with fraud standards. The session will also include a discussion of beneficial and detrimental fraud. Fraud tools for prevention and detection will be included in the discussion. Fraud research and cases will also be outlined.
This session will focus on the value-added proposition of internal auditing including governance, risks, and controls. The session will include a discussion of how to add value to your organization and the metrics typically used to evaluate value.
Challenges of the Profession
This session will cover a list of the major challenges to the internal audit profession including: globalization, technology, risks, and business knowledge. The session will focus primarily on the challenges of ERM, resource allocation and audit planning.
Oral communication is one of the basic skill sets needed for internal auditing professional. Presentations are one facet of oral communication that are frequently used in the practice of internal auditing through conducting meetings, delivering management presentations, and providing departmental and organizational training. This session will provide several suggestions that will assist you in developing and executing a plan for your next presentation.
Enterprise Risk Management
Many organizations are attempting to establish an Enterprise Risk Management process or to enhance their existing process. This session will include some of the best practices in ERM. The session will also address the advantages and inherent limitation of an ERM process. The best ERM resources will also be listed and discussed.
Audit Planning to Address Fraud Risk
This session on fraud auditing will focus on developing an audit plan to address fraud risk. The session will include a discussion of fraud standards, research, and high-profile frauds. Beneficial and detrimental cases will be analyzed for commonalities and attributes of perpetrators. This workshop will cover fraud tools, analytics as a fraud tool, and the fraud policy.
Reporting and Communication
The product of the internal audit function is communication and reporting. To add value, our reporting process must be transparent relative to governance, risks, and controls.