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IIA Canada now offers on-site training to  employers who wish to provide IIA courses within their audit shops. All IIA courses can be offered at a Canadian dollar price that makes this a viable option. We source Canadian IIA-trained facilitators who are experienced with the course content and the sector. Many of the IIA courses have been updated for Canadian content, including relevant case studies.

Courses can also be modified specifically for your requirements, for an additional fee.

Should you wish to access on-site training, please send your request to





2/16/2021 - 2/18/2021

Location: Virtual


Pricing:   Members : $500.00  Non-members : $780.00

In The IIA’s Global Internal Audit Competency Framework, critical thinking is one of the key required personal skills identified — and most organizations consider it an indispensable skill for their internal auditors. Critical thinking leads to improved decision-making and can result in better organizational performance. In this course, we will examine the various facets and components of this important core competency.

Effective critical thinking involves collecting and analyzing information, drawing compelling conclusions, and providing recommendations. It helps not only drive personal success but also better enables companies to achieve their strategic objectives. Critical thinking is often the central ingredient necessary for providing insights that help management better manage risk and create a sustainable control environment.

This course demonstrates how critical thinking can be weaved throughout key elements of the audit process such as risk assessments, interviewing, testing and analysis, process documentation, and reporting. Critical thinking is disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence, which makes it ideally suited for application in an audit setting. The critical thinking concepts and practices presented are designed to enhance audit effectiveness and deliver measurable value to audit customers that win internal audit a seat at the table for key business decisions.

This course is designed for:


  • Chief audit executives who would like to incorporate critical thinking into the internal audit strategy and methodology of the department, in addition to the recruiting, training, and evaluation of audit staff.
  • Audit managers interested in learning how to integrate critical thinking throughout the stages of the audit cycle — from risk assessments to reporting.
  • Lead auditors who want to employ critical thinking skills in conversations with management and in the development of audit observations.
  • Senior and staff auditors seeking an opportunity to enhance their audit interviewing techniques and the quality of their workpapers.

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Course Duration:                1 Day - PLEASE NOTE: This online seminar is divided into 2 sessions; 3 hours each. The first session is February 16, 12:00pm ET. The second session is February 18, 12:00pm ET.


CPE Hours Available:        8 hours


Knowledge Level:              Intermediate


Field of Study:                     Auditing


Prerequisites:                      Participants should have 3-5 years' experience in internal audit


Advance Preparation:         None


Delivery Method:                Group Live Internet Based


From the advent of corporate social responsibility through to the adoption and implementation of Environmental, Social & Governance priorities today, the role of corporations is changing at a rate not previously seen. The move from “shareholder primacy” in the 1970’s as the sole goal of a corporation to the escalating social issues putting a spotlight on what role a corporation is to play today in addressing and influencing meaningful change is translating into an adjusted course for long-term, sustainable value. Issues such as diversity, equity and inclusion, discrimination, carbon footprint, good corporate governance and a myriad of other issues is now the requisite role for responsible corporate citizens beyond financial performance. 
Yet changes are not just impacting which financially material issues are identified and reported, it is changing the expectations set by all manner of stakeholders, including the role of internal audit. Dependent upon the maturity of ESG adoption, internal audit has an opportunity to play the role as auditor and/or strategic advisor. Change being driven by regulatory bodies, governments, finance, accounting standards, stock exchanges or other entities will impact, if not is already impacting, your corporation. 
Topics to include:
  • Understanding global ESG frameworks
  • Understanding global rating agencies
  • Emerging trends in sustainability from 1970 to today
  • Assessing compliance with financing conditions (sustainability conditions linked to bail-out funding/bank lending)
  • Assessing compliance with changing accounting guidelines (IFRS sustainability evolution to integrated reporting)
  • Government mandates, climate commitments and impacts to corporations (stories such as mandated TCFD reporting in UK by 2025 for all companies)
  • Understanding necessary data required for ESG measurement and disclosure
  • Validating the control environment for management systems necessary to collect, manage and disseminate information
  • Understand required disclosures and validate disclosures in separate and/or integrated reports
  • Evaluate the integration of ESG into the enterprise-wide risk management program including linkage to strategy
  • Evaluate the ability/capacity of culture to drive sustainable change
  • Begin a change agent to raise awareness at the board and C-suite levels - what the board needs to know
About our speaker
Edward Olson is a Regional Leader with MNP’s Enterprise Risk Services practice based in Kelowna, British Columbia, drawing on more than two decades of Canadian and international experience. He is a Certified Internal Auditor and has been deeply involved in internal audit whether in various capacities with the Institute of Internal Auditors, as the Chief Audit Executive leading internal audit and risk management at a Canadian electric power and gas distribution/retail company, or in acting as outsourced Chief Audit Executive for several of his clients. He provides enterprise risk management, internal audit, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, process efficiency, performance improvement and value for money audits. He works directly with executive leadership teams, boards, internal audit and compliance departments as well as industry regulators. He has deep industry experience in utilities, financial services, education, public sector as well as government and government agencies. Edward is also responsible for spearheading ESG at MNP across all industries and clientele. He assists his clients with environmental, social and governance sustainability awareness and adoption including identification, measurement, management and reporting of financially material issues. His experience also includes evaluating the implications and impacts of greenhouse gas reductions and the need of clientele to identify the existence of carbon credits for potential
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Alors que le monde continue de gérer l'impact de la pandémie pour assurer la sécurité de nos familles et de nos communautés, dans quelle mesure l'environnement actuel crée-t-il des risques de fraude pour vos organisations? KPMG et l'ACFE conviennent que Covid-19 a créé la « tempête » parfaite de motivation, d'opportunité et de rationalisation pour les comportements frauduleux et les auditeurs doivent se concentrer sur les moyens d'améliorer la gestion des risques de fraude, même lorsqu'ils travaillent à distance de chez eux.

Rejoignez les experts invités, Michel Retourné, CPA et François Lienart,directeur commercial, qui aborderont les différentes façons dont l'analyse de données peut être utilisée pour aider à identifier plus rapidement les anomalies et les indices de fraudes.

Les participants découvriront en profondeur les techniques d'analyse, notamment:

  • Loi de Benford
  • Indexation des montants arrondis
  • Stratification ciblée
  • Analyse de tendances
Nos présentateurs:

Michel Retourné, CPA

Michel Retourné a de nombreuse année d’expérience pratique dans l’utilisation de logiciels d’audit de fichiers. Diplômé d’expertise comptable (CPA France), il a une double expérience de plus de 30 ans dans la finance et les systèmes d’information, acquise en cabinet d’audit, sociétés de conseil et chez un éditeur de logiciel de reporting groupe, tant en France qu’à l’international (USA, Belgique, Luxembourg).

Il anime régulièrement des séminaires de formation à l’utilisation d’IDEA et intervient comme speaker dans des conférences sur l’audit de données pour l’ACFE, l’IFACI (audit interne) et pour la CRCC de Paris (Compagnie Régional des Commissaires aux Comptes). Son dernier ouvrage (2020) est le Recueil des tests d’audit de données dans le cadre de la Commission Informatique de la CRCC de Paris.

François Lienart

directeur commercial, CaseWare IDEA B.V

François Lienart apporte 18 ans d’expérience à son rôle expansif, où il fournit de la consultance aux professionnels de l’audit et de la finance et est fier de fournir des conseils pour améliorer les processus et l’efficacité en utilisant des techniques d’analyses de données innovantes adaptées à l’environnement du client.

Reconnaissant le besoin profond de ces services dans la technologie de l'audit, François a lancé les ventes CaseWare IDEA en France. Il a étendu ses services à la Belgique, à la Suisse et à quelques territoires d'Afrique du Nord. Il a été invité en tant qu’orateur à de nombreuses conférences IIA (IFACI) et ACFE dans toute la France.

Par ses activités, François a contribué à positionner CaseWare IDEA comme un atout incontournable au sein la communauté de l'audit et de la finance.

3/9/2021 - 3/19/2021
Location: Virtual
Pricing:    Member:  $1,590.00 / Non Member $1,875.00
Course Description
Learning and understanding the fundamentals of internal auditing is a necessary step for the new internal auditor who wants to grow quickly within the profession. This e-Seminar provides an overview of the life cycle of an audit engagement, including planning, examining the internal control environment and audit governance, obtaining and presenting audit evidence, and successfully wrapping-up the engagement.
Delivered online over a period of 2 weeks, this course includes, interactive group activities and breakout sessions of real-life scenarios that teach the essential concepts, tools, and techniques of internal auditing. Internal auditors that complete this course will walk away with solid internal audit practices that can be immediately applied to an organization of any size, and within any industry.
Who will benefit from this course?
This course is designed for the new internal auditor — with 1–3 years’ experience, and who has a desire to boost their internal audit knowledge and skills, as well as their overall effectiveness within an organization. .
Course Objectives
  • Identify the core elements of the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF).
  • Describe the components of the audit model.
  • Identify the requirements of annual audit planning.
  • Compare the roles and responsibilities for organizational governance.
  • Identify the components of audit interviews.
  • Describe best practices for conducting and documenting interviews.
  • Identify the common forms used during process documentation.
  • Identify risks and key controls during the risk assessment process.
  • Apply the methods for obtaining and presenting audit evidence.
  • Identify the best practices for selling audit results to stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate the steps necessary to wrap up the audit after the report is issued.
  • Conduct the follow-up and validation of resolutions to audit recommendations.


To download or view the full course outline please CLICK HERE or copy and paste the link below:
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Welcome to the 2021 IIA Canada Annual General Meeting. Our Canadian Board Chair, Richard Arthurs, and our Executive Director, Paul Forgues, will cover the Strategic Plan, financials for 2020 and next steps for IIA Canada.

You will receive 1 CPE credit for attending this event provided you are logged in for 50 minutes or more and you answer the 3 polling questions included in the presentation.



4/6/2021 - 4/7/2021
Location:   Virtual
Pricing:      Member: $500.00 / Non Member $780.00
Persuasive communication is an essential skill for auditors at all levels, and high-quality audit reports are a key communication tool. By participating in this course, auditors in all sectors and at all levels will learn what goes into an effective audit observation and how to organize reports that meet professional standards, elicit management action, and communicate crucial messages to executives and board-level readers. By honing these skills, they can distinguish themselves in their current positions and prepare themselves for advancement.
This is virtual course that focuses on the organization and structure of audit reports, and includes case study activities for practicing the basics of audit report writing.
Course Objectives
  • Recognize the importance of thinking before writing.
  • Understand the needs of readers and writers.
  • Understand the five components of the audit report.
  • Recognize the importance of identifying cause and impact of audit observations.
  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of three report formats.
  • Apply one of the audit report formats.
  • Identify how to improve writing quality.
  • Identify how to develop reports that are accurate, objective, clear, concise, constructive, complete, and timely.
To download or view the full course outline please CLICK HERE or copy and paste the link below
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