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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 3:15pm 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

Benford’s Law is a powerful mathematical tool for detecting possible errors, fraud, bogus numbers, and even processing inefficiencies. Essentially, Benford’s Law determines the expected frequency for each digit in any position in a set of discrete numbers such as disbursements, revenues, inventories, loans, journal entries, credit card transactions, and payroll amounts. This means that the chances for any number in a given data set or population are mathematically predictable. Since the expected frequency for each number in the dataset is known, every item in excess of the expected frequency is deemed suspicious.  Thus, it is a powerful and relatively simple tool for pointing at potential frauds, embezzlers, bogus numbers, tax evaders, duplicate payments, processing inefficiencies, employees acting as vendors, sloppy accountants and even computer bugs. 
Auditors, accountants, forensic investigators, and others are now understanding how this unique mathematical phenomenon can be applied to large data sets to discover number-pattern anomalies and focused tests that concentrate on finding deviations in subsets. In this session, you will understand the nature and philosophy of Benford’s Law and how auditors can use it in analyzing entire populations of data sets to uncover anomalies, inefficiencies, and potential fraud with conclusive results

Our speaker:


Lal Balkaran is a Certified Internal Auditor, Chartered Global Management Accountant, Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant,  Fellow Certified General Accountant and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the UK. He also holds an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School.

He has had almost three decades of a wide range of internal audit experience that encompasses risk-based, operational, financial, information technology, fraud, and special audits obtained in a wide range of industries both in the private and pubic sectors including six years with the Big Four. Lal is a widely published author around the globe and is perceived as a leading member of the internal audit profession.

Mr. Balkaran wrote seven reference books on business and related areas. His most recent book titled The Rise of Accounting, Audit, and Finance was published by NOVA in New York. Lal is also a prolific writer on his native Guyana and has published another six books and four documentaries on the country.

Also, Mr. Balkaran has had articles published widely across the globe including twelve in the prestigious IIA’s Internal Auditor. In addition, he has done several internal audit and related workshops, seminars, and working luncheons in North America and the Caribbean.

Mr. Balkaran has been a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) for over 30 years and is a Past President and honourary member of the IIA-Toronto. He has been active with the IIA Toronto since his arrival in Toronto in 1987. He was a long-term member of the Committee of Research and Education Advisors of IIA Global and is a current member of the Internal Auditor and EDPACS Editorial Advisory Boards.  He also started an IIA Chapter in his native Guyana in 2000.

Lal is the recipient of all three IIA-Canada Awards: the 2010 Arthur J. Child’s Distinguished Service in Canada Award for his dedication to the internal audit profession; the 2012 Contribution to the Profession of Internal Auditing Award which recognizes individuals who have contributed immensely to the profession through research, education, publications, and other thought-leading pursuits; and just recently the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award which recognises a member’s lifetime of accomplishments and dedication to the profession and the organization of the IIA in Canada, its Chapters, as well as involvement at the North American and Global levels. His article on value-for-money auditing titled Focus on the Three Es that was published in the October 2017 Internal Auditor received the Ted Keys Honorable Mention for its outstanding quality, clear presentation of ideas, practicality, and relevance to the continuing practice of internal auditing.


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


Location:  Virtual

Pricing: Member $55/ Non Member $95

The Speed of Risk:  Accelerated By A Global Pandemic

November 24  1:00pm - 2:30pm ET

Sponsored by MNP, our panelists for our third and final Chief Audit Executive (CAE) Roundtable this year will offer views on The North American Institute of Internal Auditors Pulse Report 2020. From the 630 survey responses, 10% were Canadian Chief Audit Executives, Directors and/or Senior Managers. The report indicates that many internal audit plans did not allocate any resources to key risk areas, such as:

  • Almost one-third did not include cybersecurity/information technology.

  • More than half did not include governance/culture or third-party relationships.

  • Ninety percent did not include sustainability.

A significant majority of CAEs rated their internal audit functions as mature enough to support strategic risk-management, long-term planning, and continuous improvement. However, many rated their internal audit functions at lower levels. These findings suggest internal audit has work to do.

The cohort of internal audit leaders who will address those challenges is changing. Generation X and Millennials now fill two-thirds of leadership roles, with Baby Boomers occupying just one-third. This year, 40% of survey respondents were women, showing an increase in gender diversity at the highest levels of the internal audit profession. This report was completed just prior to the announcement of COVID-19, a global pandemic. How much of an impact does this bring to our risk assessment and management? Is it driving that much of a shift? Or is it driving a long overdue shift? How will the changing make-up of our Internal Audit leadership approach these challenges?

Our panel will look at the pandemic-driven change and discuss these questions and more.

We are excited to welcome the following executive leaders to our panel for the November event;

Mike Milito, Assistant Comptroller General, Internal Audit Sector, Government of Canada

Albert Aubrey, Vice-President, Internal Audit, WSP Global

Amit Prabhu, Vice-President, Internal Audit, OpenText Corporation

We also have the pleasure of welcoming Kyra Li for special commentary on our roundtable topics. Kyra was named one of The IIA's Emerging Leaders in 2020. She is Director of Risk Consulting at the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation.

NOTE:  Audit Executive Center members please contact us at for your discount code.