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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.

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Event Description

Internal Auditors in Canada have asked to see how the internal audit of upside risks adds value to their organizations.  This Canadian Members Only Webinar shows how internal audit can expand its coverage to include positive findings on subjects critical to organizational success. 

The presenters will show how the concepts of risk, risk management, and professional practice are enhanced by the practice of “positive auditing”.  The presentation will include a number of examples to illustrate how positive auditing adds value within current professional requirements.

Learning Objectives

  • See how positive auditing enhances risk assessments.
  • Consider how auditing of upside risks avoids unpleasant surprises.
  • Learn practical applications for the positive auditing of upside risks. 
  • Understand the range of positive auditing practices that add value to organizations.

Our Speaker

Basil Orsini retired in 2017, after more than 40 years working in large federal organizations, mainly in the field of internal audit. He is the author of the paper "How Positive Auditing Assures Reliable Reporting on Strengths and Opportunities" with the Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation.







6/1/2020 - 6/2/2020
Location:  Toronto, Ontario

Pricing: Member $1045.00 / Non Member $1,325.00

​Management focusing on initiatives and issues that impact upon the operating models of business activities and processes, such as environmental stewardship, operational excellence, supply chain optimization, offshoring, talent mobility, innovation, and cloud computing to name a few. Given these dynamics, internal audit is in a unique position to influence value enhancement efforts. This is achievable through Operational Auditing.

Participants will get to explore current and emerging business trends and issues across industry sectors. They will also discover that operational auditing plays an important role in today’s business environment well beyond the realm of money, compliance, and traditional internal controls, and into the realm of a trusted business partner influencing management’s pursuit of operational excellence.

They will also learn how to employ various methods, tools, and skills to collect and analyze operational information and data, identify causes of operational issues and risk exposures, and develop solutions to enhance the operational performance of business activities, processes, and / or resources deployed across the organization.

This highly interactive and dynamic program engages participants through group sharing, focused activities, and case study based simulations.

This course is most appropriate for:

  • Chief audit executives, audit directors, audit managers, audit team leads, with 2+ year’s practical auditing experience, and who are looking to integrate operational auditing into their service offering or enhance the value of operational auditing services provided to the organization.
  • Business managers responsible for ensuring effective use and management of corporate resources, who want to evaluate and improve the operational performance of business activities, processes, and/or resources deployed.

Course Objectives
  • Identify how the changing business environment has influenced past trends in operational auditing.
  • Examine key skill sets and knowledge essentials associated with a trusted advisor.
  • Review key aspects of the project planning process that promote the successful outcome of operational audit engagements.
  • Describe operations objectives and the drivers of associated risks, measures of risk events, design of operations-focused controls, and criteria to evaluate operational performance.
  • Discuss the application of business process improvement methods and tools during an operational audit.
  • Define the different types of benchmarking and measurement criteria and explain how benchmarking methodology can be used during an operational audit.
  • Discuss different reporting approaches and persuasive strategies to attain management’s buy-in to results and solutions.

To download or view the full course outline please CLICK HERE or copy and paste the link below:
Course Duration:                 2 days

CPE Hours Available:         16 

Knowledge Level:               Intermediate

Field of Study:                    Auditing

Prerequisites:                    Tools and Techniques I: New Internal Auditor course, Fundamentals of Internal Auditing course, or basic internal audit knowledge.

Advance Preparation:         None

Delivery Method:                Group Live

Location:  St. John's, Newfoundland 
Pricing:    Member: $300.00 / Non Member: $350.00
This course will provide you with some of the key root cause analysis tools and techniques that can be utilized in the planning, fieldwork, and reporting phases of an internal audit to enhance audit effectiveness, strengthen audit observations reported, and facilitate deeper discussions with management on issues identified. These tools can be used apart from or in conjunction with existing audit methodologies, tools, and techniques. You will have the opportunity to practice and apply the skills learned during the course through a case study and exercises, which should enable you to integrate the tools and techniques into your audit engagement activities.
This course is designed for:
  • Chief audit executives who would like to gain an understanding of how root cause analysis concepts, tools, and techniques can be incorporated into their internal audit department’s audit strategy to enhance audit effectiveness and value add.
  • Audit managers interested in learning how to lead and manage root cause analysis efforts on their audit projects.
  • Lead Auditors who want to develop skills for using root cause analysis tools and techniques in supervising their audit projects.
  • Senior and staff auditors seeking an opportunity to practice root cause analysis tools and techniques on their audit engagements.
Course Objectives
  • Identify the purpose, importance, and key terms of root cause analysis.
  • Identify the relevant IPPF Standards and related root cause analysis Implementation Guidance.
  • Identify the importance of process documentation and understanding it as the groundwork for effective root cause analysis, utilizing the process profile worksheet.
  • Identify measures of success and trigger events as key elements in root cause analysis.
  • Apply root cause analysis concepts, tools, techniques, skills, and templates during planning and fieldwork.
  • Explain how root cause analysis can be used to significantly enhance reporting of audit results.


To download or view the full course outline please CLICK HERE or copy and paste the link below.
Course Duration:        1 day
CPEs Available:          8 hours
Knowledge Level:        Intermediate
Field of Study:              Auditing
Prerequisites:             Tools and Techniques I: New Internal Auditor course, Beyond the Basics: Essential Skills and Practices course, or equivalent experience
Advance Preparation:  None
Delivery Method:          Group Live

6/16/2020 - 6/19/2020

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Pricing: Member: $1,975.00 / Non Member: $2,255.00

​Master the skills necessary to manage audit teams with efficiency. This course provides new managers with the tools needed to effectively manage audit teams, while exploring the life cycle of an audit from an audit manager’s perspective.

During this course, you will examine and practice the skills needed to lead as a manager by learning how to supervise and develop an audit team, manage change, and effectively manage relationships with not only your team, but also with the CAE, executive management, and the audit committee.

This course is designed for internal auditors with 6–10 years’ experience who want to learn the concepts, tools, and techniques to enhance their effectiveness as an audit manager.

Course Objectives
  • Identify the mission of internal audit and the audit model as they relate to the audit manager role.
  • Identify the internal control environment and risk in the control environment.
  • Compare the roles and responsibilities of the board of directors and the audit committee, and executive management and management-level committees.
  • Identify the audit engagement responsibilities of an audit manager.
  • Identify audit manager responsibilities for audit planning, including defining the audit plan, setting the audit budget, resources, and schedule, project management tools, and reviewing the risk assessment, risk matrix, and internal controls.
  • Identify audit manager responsibilities for audit fieldwork, including effective monitoring and feedback, and root cause analysis.
  • Identify audit manager responsibilities as they relate to audit reports and audit wrap up.
  • Identify the QAIP Framework and the formal quality assurance standards that the internal audit function is required to follow.
  • Identify key concepts necessary to supervising and developing staff.
  • Identify leadership skills necessary for audit managers
  • Identify strategies necessary for managing change effectively.
  • Identify strategies necessary for managing relationships and marketing the internal audit function from an audit manager perspective.
  • Identify innovative problem solving techniques.
To download or view the full course outline please CLICK HERE or copy and paste the link below.
Course Duration:               4 days

CPEs Available:                 32 hours

Knowledge Level:              Intermediate

Field of Study:                    Personal Development

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

Advance Preparation:        None

Delivery Method:                Group Live

10/22/2020 - 10/23/2020
Location:   Ottawa, Ontario

Pricing:      Member: $1,045.00 / Non Member $1,325.00

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 a hands-on 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
Course Duration:               2 days

CPE Hours Available:        16 hours

Knowledge Level:              Basic

Field of Study:                   Communications and Marketing

Prerequisites:                    None 

Advance Preparation:       None

Delivery Format:               Group Live

11/4/2020 - 11/5/2020

Location:   Calgary, Alberta

Pricing:      Member: $1,045.00 / Non Member $1,325.00

COSO’s landmark frameworks, Internal Control – Integrated Framework (2013) and Enterprise Risk Management – Integrated Framework (2017), offer guidance to ensure effective controls and proficient risk management. These frameworks can contribute value to strategic business planning, governance, and execution, monitoring, and adapting processes for any organization.

This course provides an opportunity for internal auditors to develop the level of understanding of the COSO frameworks needed to carry out their roles and responsibilities. Participants will explore how to leverage the COSO frameworks in their audit process through various activities.

The International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards) require internal audit activities to “evaluate and contribute to the improvement of governance, risk management, and control processes.” The course will deliver ideas for value-added services to enhance organizational performance and governance for sustainable success and for conforming to the Standards.

The first day of the course focuses on developing an understanding of the internal control and risk management frameworks. The second day of the course focuses on using the frameworks in the internal audit process.
To download or view the full course outline please CLICK HERE or copy and paste the link below:

Course Duration:             2 days

CPE Hours Available:     16 hours

Knowledge Level:          Intermediate

Field of Study:                 Auditing

Prerequisites:                  Familiarity with the current COSO Internal Control – Integrated Framework 

Advance Preparation:     None

Delivery Format:              Group Live

11/16/2020 - 11/19/2020
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Pricing: Member $1,975.00 / Non Member $2,255.00

Learn the basics of auditing at the new internal auditor level. This course provides an overview of the life cycle of an audit from a new internal auditor’s perspective while examining the internal control environment and audit governance.

During this course, you will participate in interactive activities and real-life scenarios. Be prepared to walk away with best practices and key takeaways you can apply to your organization and its internal audit function.

This course is designed for internal auditors with 1–3 years’ experience who want to learn the concepts, tools, and techniques to enhance their effectiveness and grow within the profession.

Course Objectives
  • Identify the core elements of the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF).
  • Describe the components of the audit model.
  • Identify the components of the COSO Internal Control Framework.
  • Identify the requirements of annual audit planning.
  • Compare the roles and responsibilities for governance including that of internal auditors.
  • Identify the components of interviews and how interviewing is used within an audit.
  • 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.
  • Recognize the formal quality assurance standards that the internal audit function is required to follow.
  • NOTE: Participants should have a basic knowledge of the auditing process, although it is not required.

To download or view the full course outline please CLICK HERE or copy and paste the link below.

Course Duration:         4 days

CPEs Available:            32

Knowledge Level:        Basic

Field of Study:              Auditing

Prerequisites:               None

Advance Preparation: None

Delivery Method:          Group Live