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 Tools & Techniques II: Lead Auditor

2/11/2019 8:30 AM
2/14/2019 4:30 PM
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), 1301 16th Ave. NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M 0L4 |  

Learn the skills necessary to lead an audit team with confidence. This course provides an overview of the life cycle of an audit from a lead internal auditor’s perspective while examining the internal control environment and audit governance.

This course is designed for internal auditors with 3-6 years’ experience who want to learn the concepts, tools, and techniques to enhance their effectiveness and grow as a lead auditor.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the core elements of the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) as they relate to the lead auditor role.
  • Describe the components of the audit model.
  • Identify the components of the COSO Internal Control Framework as they relate to the lead auditor role.
  • Compare the roles and responsibilities of audit management, lead auditor, auditee, and auditee management.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of team members involved in QAIP.
  • Identify key concepts necessary to becoming an effective leader.
  • Identify key concepts necessary to leading and mentoring staff.
  • Identify the components of the audit planning and opening conference.
  • Identify best practices for conducting an audit risk assessment, walkthrough, and audit program development.
  • Identify the components required for auditing fieldwork and testing.
  • Identify best practices for audit observations and findings and recommendations.
  • Identify the components of effective audit reporting and the exit conference.
  • Demonstrate the steps necessary to wrap up the audit after the report is issued.
  • Identify the key metrics and performance indicators necessary to measuring internal audit productivity.
  • Recognize the formal quality assurance standards that the internal audit function is required to follow.

Course Duration: 4 days

CPEs Available: 32

Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Field of Study: Auditing

Prerequisites: Participants should come with a basic knowledge of the auditing process.

Advance Preparation: ​Participants will complete an interactive self-study element as part of this course, which will be completed online prior to attending the facilitated session.

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Group rates start at 3 individuals from the same organization.  Please email for a price.

Regular price Members $1975.00/ Non-members: $2190.00.  Prices do not include HST/GST.