Fowler & Company recently held our strategic planning session and mapped out the whole year. We are so excited about all of the great things we will be working on and all the wonderful opportunities 2016 will offer!
I know that many of you are working on your audit plans for the year and looking at training, staff development and self-assessment as well. In fact, many of you may have put a Quality Assurance Review (QAR) on your to do list for 2016.
The QAR can sometimes be a scary process if you don't know what to expect, how to get started, or even which option to choose (a full QAR or a self-assessment with independent validation). Fowler & Company went through this in 2011 and will do it again this year, so I know exactly what you are going through. We have a fantastic opportunity for your organization, which will allow us to assist you in this process.
We have created the QAR Self-Assessment Boot Camp. Join us in Richmond on March 10-11, 2016 for this one of a kind event! As an IIA member you can get an additional $45 discount off the already discounted early bird pricing.
This is not just a "theoretical" training exercise. Although we will go through the theory, this will be a real working training session. We will send out a request list of items to bring with you from your company prior to the training. Then we will literally take you step by step through the self-assessment process using the manual from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). For our bankers out there, we will also review "SR 03-5" letter on Internal Audit to make sure you are meeting all the regulatory guidelines as well. Finally, we will go through the documents you already have and create or give you samples for any that you don't have. Throughout the program you will network with your peers to find solutions and suggestions for improvement.
Not only can you earn 16 CPE Credits, but you will walk away knowing exactly where you are and what else needs to be finalized to complete your QAR self-assessment.
Then all you have to do is book your independent validation and you are all set!