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IIA Virtual Symposium–Small Audit Function: Doing More With Less

Registration for this event has now closed, we are working on the next virtual symposium offering for October, thank you!

July 8–9
11:00 a.m.–1:10 p.m. ET

You don’t have to be a big audit function to generate a big impact. The third in a new series of IIA virtual symposiums, “Small Audit Function: Doing More with Less,” will address new ways for small internal audit functions to work smarter. It features four practitioner-led sessions on topics that challenge small audit activities, including: Technology, Standards, CAE’s Dual Roles, and Outsourcing/Co-sourcing.

With the right knowledge, small audit functions provide as much value as their larger counterparts – if not more. Join your colleagues at our practitioner-led virtual training to earn 4 CPE and learn how audit functions with limited resources can bring about positive changes.

  •   Session 1 (Part One): Leveraging Technology

    Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2020
    Time: 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. ET

    Technology can be a key enabler to address major issues and risks, but may seem a daunting endeavor for the small audit function. Join experts from one of The IIA’s Principal Partners, RSM, and the head of internal audit from Chewy, Inc., as they discuss some innovative yet practical approaches to leveraging technology.​

  •   Session 1 (Part Two): Conforming to the Standards

    ​Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2020
    Time: 12:10–1:10 p.m. ET

    According to The IIA’s practice guide “Assisting Small Internal Audit Activities in Implementing the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing”, the top five most challenging areas for small audit functions tend to be independence and objectivity, quality assurance/improvement programs, managing the internal audit activity, engagement planning, and performing the engagement. Join Monica Moyer, CAE of St. Leo’s University as she discusses ways for small audit functions to implement the Standards with limited staff and financial resources.

  •   Session 2 (Part Two): Getting in the Middle: CAEs in Dual Roles

    ​Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020
    Time: 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. ET

    Although relevant internal audit functions can audit anything, smaller audit functions do not possess the resources to audit everything. In this session, attendees will learn how to move from being separate and having to integrate, to being more integral to other enterprise risk management programs including ERM, Compliance, and Security. Practicing chief audit executives of smaller audit functions will provide real examples of being in the middle of not only internal audit, but other compliance programs as well.

  •   Session 2 (Part Two): Outsourcing/Co-sourcing Strategies

    ​Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020
    Time: 12:10–1:10 p.m. ET

    In today’s new virtual work environment, what are the challenges of outsourcing and co-sourcing audit work? Are the risks heightened? What does managing outsourced and co-sourced audit work look like now? Join Bradley Carroll of Frazier & Deeter as he discusses outsourcing and co-sourcing strategies specifically for the small audit function.


Individual Session

Member: $95
Non-member: $125

Both Sessions

Member: $165
Non-member: $225

Event Information

Course Duration: 2–4 hours
CPEs Available: 4
Knowledge Level: Basic
Field of Study: Auditing
Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

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