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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 sales@theiia.org.

 

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10/22/2019 - 10/23/2019

LocationSouthern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, Alberta

Pricing:    Member $ 1,045.00  / Non Member $1,100.00

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.
  • 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 below link:  

 

Course Duration:               2 Days

CPE Hours Available:       16 hours

Knowledge Level:              Intermediate

Field of Study:                    Auditing

Prerequisites: Completion of Tools & Techniques I: New Internal Auditor courseFundamentals of Internal Auditing course, or basic internal audit knowledge.

Advance Preparation:       None

Delivery Format:                Group Live


11/18/2019 - 11/21/2019

Location:   Global Knowledge, 595 Bay St. Suite 302, Toronto, Ontario

Pricing: 
Member:  $1,975.00 / Non Member: $2,180.00 
 
Successful auditors are effective communicators, clearly conveying thoughts, ideas, and suggestions during meetings, presentations, interviews, and negotiations with audit customers and executives. As you move through your career, it’s important to develop your own communication style, learn how to respond to the styles of others, get your message across clearly, maintain poise, and project your own professionalism.

During this course, auditors at all levels will learn the best practices for presentations, interviewing, negotiations, and practice techniques for mastering public speaking.

Through facilitator presentations, group discussions, case studies, practical exercises, and individual coaching and feedback, participants will learn to see themselves as others see them, in terms of style and the impressions they create, and increase their ability to reach negotiated agreements in a wide range of audit situations.

Course Objectives

  • Articulate how best practices in communication strengthen business results.
  • Identify the four ways breakdowns in communication can occur.
  • Develop an understanding of your own communication style.
  • Learn to identify the communication styles of others.
  • Develop a process to respond to the communication styles of others.
  • Identify tools and best practices to communicate clearly.
  • Learn best practices to manage the fear of public speaking.
  • Maintain poise and professionalism.
  • Identify the three stages of the interview process to obtain needed information.
  • Identify strategies to negotiate agreement.
  • Understand the dynamics of building a team and strengthening client relationships.
  • Develop the four dimensions of versatility to influence others.

 

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

Course Duration:          4 days

CPE Hours Available:   32 hours

Knowledge Level:         Basic

Field of Study:              Communications and Marketing

Prerequisites:               None

Advance Preparation:  None 

Delivery Format:          Group Live 


12/10/2019

Ce séminaire vous fera parcourir les différents rôles que peuvent jouer les auditeurs internes relativement à la gestion des risques.

L’audit interne doit adapter ses interventions selon le niveau de maturité de la gestion des risques dans leur organisation. Que peut faire et ne pas faire l’audit interne? Vous découvrirez les options qui s’ouvrent à vous en mettant le focus sur les attentes des parties prenantes et les obligations de la profession tout en maintenant une perspective de valeur ajoutée à l’organisation.

Les objectifs d’apprentissages de ce séminaire couvriront notamment:

  • Parcourir les différentes affectations de l’audit interne en gestion des risques;
  • S’assurer de jouer un rôle selon ce qui est permis et ce qui ne l’est pas (Do’s and Don’t)
  • Être en mesure d’appliquer de nouvelles techniques selon la maturité de la gestion des risques dans votre organisation;
  • Comprendre comment l’audit interne saura jouer un rôle plus stratégique selon les attentes des parties prenantes.

1/7/2020 - 1/10/2020
Location: Ottawa, 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

2/3/2020 - 2/4/2020
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

2/24/2020 - 2/25/2020
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
 
Pricing:   Member: $1,045.00 / Non Member: $1,325.00
 
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.

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

Advance Preparation:         None

Delivery Method:                Group Live

3/12/2020 - 3/13/2020
Location: Toronto, ON

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

This course will provide attendees with an introduction to IT auditing, emphasizing the concepts through exercises and case studies. Internal audit professionals will develop knowledge of basic IT audit concepts that can be used to facilitate integrated audit efforts within their organization.

The course will also provide attendees the opportunity to perform an audit of IT applications supporting key business processes, coordinate the assessment of IT risk with the evaluation of IT general controls, and perform a risk assessment and evaluation of controls over end user computer applications.

Fundamentals – Pathways to Success

Fundamentals of IT Auditing is the third in a sequence of recommended courses for new internal auditors.

For additional Audit Fundamentals courses, please click here.

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:               Basic

Field of Study:                    Auditing

Prerequisites:                     None

Advance Preparation:        None

Delivery Method:                Group Live

3/23/2020 - 3/26/2020

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

4/6/2020 - 4/7/2020
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

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

Internal auditing is a profession that is always evolving, especially in the area of risk-based audit approaches. Successful audit leaders know that it is imperative to guide their organizations’ risk-based auditing, while improving their current internal audit processes.

This course provides the fundamental knowledge needed to become effective in performing risk-based internal audits. Foundational concepts such as the nature of risk, risk sources and categories, risk appetite and tolerances, and risk frameworks are provided to help you understand the application to the audit engagement.

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. In addition, you will learn the value this approach brings to your organization.

This course is designed for internal auditor practitioners who want to learn the principles and concepts of risk and risk management, as well the tools and techniques used to perform a risk-based audit.

Fundamentals – Pathways to Success

Fundamentals of Risk-based Auditing is the second in a sequence of recommended courses for new internal auditors.

Following this course, consider taking any of these recommended Risk-based courses:

 
Please visit our "Training & Events" page for future offerings of these courses.  

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:               Basic

Field of Study:                    Auditing

Prerequisites:                     Participants should have at least 2 years of experience in internal audit.

Advance Preparation:        None

Delivery Method:                Group Live

4/23/2020 - 4/24/2020
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan
 
Pricing:   Member: $1,045.00 / Non Member: $1,325.00
 
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.

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

Advance Preparation:         None

Delivery Method:                Group Live

5/14/2020 - 5/15/2020
Location:   Vancouver, British Columbia

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

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