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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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6/22/2020 - 6/25/2020
Location: Virtual
Pricing:   Members and non Members: $300.00 
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:                1 Day - PLEASE NOTE: This online seminar is divided into 2 sessions; 3 hours each. The first session is June 22 at 10:30am NT. The second session is June 25 at 10:30am NT.
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

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