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Tools & Techniques 

The IIA has updated its best-selling internal audit courses, Tools & Techniques. The revised content now aligns with the 2017 International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF)®. This series of three courses is designed to provide internal auditors with the essential training and resources they need for different stages of their careers. And if you would like to schedule any of the Tools & Techniques courses for your team, our On-site Training​ group can help you find the best solution.

 
Tools & Techniques I​
Phoenix, AZ
San Francisco, CA
Boston, MA
Orlando, FL
New York, NY
Chicago, IL
Las Vegas, NV
Washington, DC
San Francisco, CA
Dallas, TX
Las Vegas, NV
Orlando, FL
Feb. 13–16
Mar. 6–9
Mar. 20–23
Apr. 3–6
Apr. 10–13
Apr. 24–27
Apr. 30–May 3
May 8–11
May 15–18
Jun. 5–8
Jun. 12–15
Jul. 17–20

Tools & Techniques I: New Internal Auditor

Designed for auditors with three or fewer years of experience, this course provides the essential building blocks needed to become effective internal auditors. Focusing on practical applications, the course provides the critical elements that new auditors can use and apply to their jobs. Attendees will:

  • Learn the core elements of the IPPF.
  • Describe the components of the audit model.
  • Identify the requirements of audit planning.
  • Identify risks and key controls during the risk assessment process.

The course also provides new auditors with several tools, including sample internal audit organizational charts, job descriptions, audit charters, applicable guidance, and templates for all audit activities.

 

 

 
Tools & Techniques II​
Feb. 13–16
Apr. 3–6
Apr. 24–27
Apr. 30–May 3
May 8–11
Sep. 11–14
Nov. 6–9
Dec. 4–7
Dec. 11–14
                             

Tools & Techniques II: Lead Auditor

This course provides all the elements and practices needed to lead an audit project, and is designed for internal auditors with three to six years of experience who want to learn the concepts and skills needed to grow as a lead auditor. Attendees will:

  • Learn the roles and responsibilities of audit managers, lead auditors, and auditees.
  • Discover the key concepts necessary for becoming an effective audit leader.
  • Develop the skills necessary to lead and mentor staff.
  • Review the changing control environment.

Auditors who attend will learn to apply project management skills to internal audit, including improving productivity, managing fieldwork, and recognizing formal quality assurance standards.

 
Tools & Techniques III​
Mar. 6–9
Mar. 20–23
Jul. 17–20
Sep. 25–28
Oct. 9–12
Nov. 13–16
                             

Tools & Techniques III: Audit Manager

Audit managers need to develop strategic business skills and learn techniques for managing change to perform effectively in their critical role. This course is designed for internal audit managers and senior managers with six or more years of experience, who are responsible for the completion of internal audit projects. Attendees will:

  • Learn best practices for audit risk assessment, walkthroughs, and audit program development.
  • Identify key metrics and performance indicators for measuring internal audit productivity.
  • Develop skills for supervising and developing staff.
  • Learn to manage relationships and market internal audit from an audit manager perspective.

The course gives audit managers the tools they need to direct and manage an audit department that is ready to meet the challenges of today’s business environment.​

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