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Beyond the Basics: Essential Skills and Practices

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Are you proficient in the foundational tools and techniques of internal audit but need to go beyond the basics? This course is designed for internal auditors with 1–5 years of experience who need to move to the next level in internal audit, adding value and providing future-focused insight when performing audit engagements.

In this course, you will learn several of the essential skills and practices that are embedded in The IIA’s Global Internal Audit Competency Framework. The curriculum is designed to engage you in group discussions and breakout sessions based on real-world scenarios and case studies, with one segment dedicated to an internal audit engagement simulation. These activities will help you identify opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the internal audit process.

Course Objectives

  • Employ critical thinking skills to apply key principles in IPPF guidance to real-world internal audit challenges.
  • Compare major risk management and internal control frameworks.
  • Apply risk and control frameworks using real-world internal audit activities.
  • Evaluate the risk responses and key controls needed to complete a top-down risk assessment.
  • Apply business acumen and critical thinking skills in audit project planning.
  • Identify the types of evidence used to meet audit project objectives.
  • Apply persuasion, collaboration, and critical thinking in communicating audit results.
  • Apply process improvement techniques and innovation to identify opportunities to improve your internal audit activity.

 

Course Duration: 2 day(s)
CPEs Available: 16
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Field of Study: Auditing
Prerequisites: 
Tools and Techniques I: New Internal Auditor course or equivalent experience
Advance Preparation: 
​None
Delivery Method: On-site Training (Group-Live); Seminar (Group-Live)

Everyday Applications of the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF)

  • Use critical thinking to evaluate opportunities to add value and manage independence/objectivity risks.
  • Employ critical thinking skills to apply key principles in IPPF guidance to real-world internal audit challenges and opportunities.

Top-Down Risk Assessment & Control Evaluation

  • Compare major risk management and internal control frameworks.
  • Examine an approach to consider an organization’s mission, strategic objectives, and culture in a top-down risk assessment.
  • Use risk management principles and practices to identify and assess risks.
  • Evaluate the risk responses and key controls needed to complete a top-down risk assessment.
  • Explore an approach to align internal audit’s engagements with the organization’s strategic objectives and risk management process.

Audit Project Planning: Case Study

  • Apply business acumen and critical thinking skills in audit project planning.
  • Use a top-down risk assessment approach in audit project planning.
  • Discuss effective interviewing and business process analysis techniques.
  • Create an audit project plan focused on “red risks” and opportunities to add value.

Performing the Work: Case Study

  • Apply critical thinking in performing the work needed to achieve audit project objectives.
  • Identify the types of evidence used to meet audit project objectives and deliver value-added results.
  • Use professional judgment, skepticism, and curiosity in evaluating audit results and formulating conclusions.

Most courses can be delivered through on-site training. You might be surprised that the organization leading the profession is just as committed to the delivery of affordable training.

Contact us by calling +1-407-937-1388 or send an e-mail to GetTraining@theiia.org.

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Dallas, TX
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San Diego, CA
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