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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





Our Members Only Webinar is Sponsored by 

Audit professionals recognize that tools which provide workflow, collaboration and analytics capabilities drive audit excellence. In the current environment, these core capabilities are table stakes for any successful internal audit organization. However, many audit teams continue to grapple with determining the best way to use technology for maximum efficiency and with the shortest learning curve. Through a combination of examples, short video clips and client experience, a variety of tools and techniques will be demonstrated and discussed to help organizations survive this new world of auditing. 

Industry Strategists, Jeff Sorensen and Claire Chong will deliver this guidance and discuss unique tools that provide workflow, collaboration, and integrated analytics throughout the audit lifecycle.

In this informative and engaging session, you will learn how to:

  • Implement best practices using technology in each audit phase
  • Incorporate a more streamlined audit workflow
  • Integrate analytics in all phases of the audit lifecycle


Jeffery Sorensen, CIA, CISA

Jeff Sorensen joined CaseWare in August 2016 as the Product Manager and is now in a strategic role as an Industry Strategist. Jeff has over 20 years of experience as an IT consultant and auditor in insurance, banking, utilities, government, and online services. Jeff has earned certifications and designations in IT, auditing, and security from the ISACA, the IIA and from CaseWare (CIDA-CISE and certified trainer for more than 10 years).

Claire Chong, CPA, CIA, CFE

Claire Chong brings more than 15 years of experience in internal audit, finance, and assurance and advisory services to her role as Industry Strategist at CaseWare IDEA. In this role, she represents and supports IDEA clients and partners, serving as an industry subject matter expert and product stakeholder to help drive the development and delivery of value-added analytics solutions. Prior to joining CaseWare IDEA, Claire held management positions in public, private, and government enterprises in a variety of industries including gaming and lottery, exhibitions and events, consumer packaged goods, commercial real estate, and professional services.  


Internal Audit Profession – Current Trends Related to Internal Audit Employment Opportunities in Canada

The economic impact of COVID 19 is unprecedented, combined with many other factors, such as market and political instability, oil price war, and regulatory change. This leaves Canadians with significant uncertainty with regards to the future. The Internal Audit profession has equally been impacted - with many internal auditors now looking for work. The Institute of Internal Auditors (The IIA) Canada is continuously thinking about what it can do to help its members through these challenging times.  

Executive Search firm leaders, who oversee Internal Audit job searches in Canada, were contacted and were asked to provide their perspective on the current and future state of Internal Audit employment opportunities in Canada. Our panel will share their understanding on what employers are looking for from the ideal candidate to what skills are in demand. This event promises to provide our members with valuable insight and practical takeaways.

Panelists (confirmed to date):


Jennifer Hishfield is based in Toronto, and co-leads Spencer Stuart’s Financial Officer Practice in Canada. With 20 years of extensive recruiting experience, she specializes in searches for CFOs and their direct reports in a broad spectrum of roles, including audit, controls, treasury and FP&A. She has been with the Firm since 2001 and has been a core member of the Financial Officer Practice since 2010.


Ron Bernatchez is a Montreal based consultant with Altifica.  Ronny has over 22 years of business experience, 7 years of which he spent as a Vice-President for a major Quebec organization.  He is a former Human Resources Director having served in that capacity for many years and within some of Canada’s most notable companies.

We’ll be updating our website as other Executive Search firm leaders come onboard!

Pricing:  Member $25/ Non Member $55 

**This event is being offered at a discounted rate as Internal Auditors considering participating in this event are most likely going through some level of hardship.   




Our speaker, Kathleen Devenny, the Chief Audit Executive with Canada Mortgage and Housing, will discuss how audit has progressed from past perceptions to now and the successful leadership skills required for the new world of audit.  The new world of audit is an exciting one that requires different leadership skills than in the past.  Kathleen will explore what women can bring to the table in terms of leadership capabilities and how and why these are so critical to the success of audit teams.
Our speaker:
Kathleen Devenny, CPA, CA

Kathleen Devenny is a finance professional with more than twenty-five years of experience in both the public and private sectors. She began her career at Ernst & Young in Toronto as an external auditor with a focus on financial institutions. Throughout her career, Kathleen has held increasingly senior roles in both finance and internal audit, in private and public organizations. She joined CMHC’s finance team in Ottawa in 2015 and was appointed Chief Audit Executive in 2019.

Knowing that diversity and inclusion lead to better policy and decision making, she is committed to seeing more women appointed to leadership roles in finance and internal audit.

More and more, internal auditors are being called upon to provide value and assurance to new business areas and processes they - and many others in the organization - barely understand. This webinar is hosted by two internal auditor practitioners who recently built a risk function in a net new, digital-first, agile focused, fast paced first line of defense business unit.
Learning Objectives 
Through conversation and story-telling, the hosts will share three key insights they learned while working in the first line of defense. The objective of this webinar is to help internal audit practitioners deepen the value they provide to their business and to truly be strategic risk partners to the organization. By sharing what life is "really" like in business units, the hosts hope to inspire listeners to relate to their business partners like never before, to foster deeper relationships and as a result, build an organic, collaborative risk culture. The discussion will also provide ideas to innovate your internal audit shop to be forward focused, value added and agile through suggested program, training and competency changes for auditors.
Our Speakers
Rachael Golembuski, CIA, CRMA, CMA (US)
Rachael  is a risk professional with twenty years of experience in the financial and professional services industries. She lives in Calgary, Alberta and recently joined the Enterprise Risk Management & Compliance group at ATB Financial to lead the Operational & Fraud Risk Management team. Rachael is one of the “Original 6” founding members of Brightside by ATB. She championed the “risk management is FUN” message in this first line function so the other teams could focus on the hard work of building a secure and compliant digital bank. Prior to embarking on the banking innovation journey, Rachael was the Director, Professional Practices & Data Analytics in the Internal Audit/Assurance department. She joined ATB 10 years ago when she moved to Calgary from Montreal where she worked for EY. She is fluent in English and French.
Janice Barbieri, CA, MPAcc, CIA
Janice is the Director of Enterprise Risk Management at Alberta Central, working with various internal audit, risk and compliance teams to help further mature the ERM program and activities. She has over 13 years of risk management, internal controls and internal audit experience. Janice began her career as an external auditor for KPMG leading teams around the world in Vancouver, Canada and Melbourne, Australia. She transitioned into internal audit with Vancity Credit Union in Vancouver and later, ATB Financial in Calgary. Having had the unique opportunity to lead teams across all three lines of defense, in addition to being an external auditor, Janice continuously seeks to champion lifelong learning in the risk management/internal audit profession.

11/2/2020 - 11/4/2020
Location:  VIRTUAL
Pricing:    Member: $500.00 / Non Member: $780,.00

Critical thinking is one of the ten core competencies 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 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 organizations 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 and interviewing. 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 in this course 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 (CAEs) 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.
Course Objectives
  • Identify the purpose, importance, and key terms of critical thinking.
  • Identify the relevant International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) Standards, as well as Implementation Guidance and Practice Guides.
  • Understand critical thinking as outlined in the IIA Global Internal Audit Competency Framework.
  • Identify critical thinking fallacies and biases.
  • Understand how critical thinking is used during risk assessments.
  • Apply critical thinking while interviewing.


To download or view the full course outline please CLICK HERE or copy and paste the link below.
Course Duration:        1 day   (Course is divided into 2 sessions and delivered over 2 days; November 2 & 4, 12:00pm to 3:20pm ET)
CPEs Available:          8 hours
Knowledge Level:        Intermediate
Field of Study:              Personal Development 
Prerequisites:             Participants should have 2–5 years’ experience in internal audit.
Advance Preparation:  None
Delivery Method:          Group Live, Internet-based

11/23/2020 - 11/25/2020

Lieu:         Groupe, Basé sur Internet

Prix:         Membre: 500 $/ Non membre:780 $


À propos de cette formation

Cette formation vous fournira des outils et techniques clés permettant d’analyser les causes premières aux étapes de la planification, du travail sur le terrain et de la rédaction du rapport d’audit interne et, ainsi, d’accroître l’efficacité de l’audit, d’étayer encore davantage les observations d’audit et de favoriser des discussions plus approfondies avec la haute direction sur les problèmes recensés. Ces outils peuvent être utilisés indépendamment ou conjointement avec les méthodologies, outils et techniques d’audit déjà existants. Vous aurez l’occasion de mettre en pratique et d’appliquer les compétences acquises pendant la formation dans le cadre d’une étude de cas et d’exercices, qui devraient vous permettre d’intégrer à vos mandats d’audit ces outils et techniques.


Cette formation s’adresse aux :


  • Chefs de l’audit interne qui souhaiteraient acquérir une meilleure compréhension des façons d’intégrer à leur stratégie d’audit les concepts, outils et techniques d’analyse des causes premières afin d’accroître l’efficacité et d’offrir une valeur ajoutée;
  • Gestionnaires de l’audit qui souhaitent apprendre à diriger et à gérer les démarches d’analyse des causes premières dans le cadre de leurs projets d’audit;
  • Auditeurs en chef qui souhaitent développer leurs habiletés d’utilisation des outils et techniques d’analyse des causes premières aux fins de la supervision de leurs projets d’audit;
  • Auditeurs principaux et adjoints qui recherchent une occasion de mettre en pratique les outils et techniques d’analyse des causes premières dans le cadre de leurs mandats d’audit.


Objectifs de la formation

  • Reconnaître l’objectif, l’importance et les principales modalités de l’analyse des causes premières;
  • Reconnaître les normes pertinentes du CRIPP, de même que les lignes directrices de mise en œuvre de l’analyse des causes premières connexes;
  • Reconnaître l’importance de la documentation des processus et comprendre son utilité à titre de travail préparatoire en vue d’une analyse efficace des causes premières au moyen d’une feuille de travail sur le profil des processus;
  • Déterminer des mesures de réussite et des événements déclencheurs à titre d’éléments clés de l’analyse des causes premières;
  • Appliquer les concepts, outils, techniques, compétences et modèles d’analyse des causes premières pendant la planification et le travail sur le terrain;
  • Expliquer la façon de mettre à profit l’analyse des causes premières pour améliorer de manière significative les rapports d’audit.


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Durée du cours:                   1 journée - Cette classe est divisée en deux sessions; 23 novembre et 25 novembre de 9h00 à 12h20.


FPC disponibles:                   8 heures


Niveau de connaissance:     Intermédiaire


Domaine d’études:                Audit


Prérequis:                              Cours Outils et techniques I : Nouvel auditeur interne, cours Aller plus loin : Compétences et pratiques essentielles ou expérience équivalente.


Préparation préalable:           Aucune


Méthode de formation:          En groupe, en direct