Are you new to internal audit?
Are you trying to figure out the differences between internal audit and other types of audits?
Do you want to learn the basics of Internal Audit?
Do you want to identify skills needed to become an effective auditor?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, this course is for you. It is time to figure out what you’re in for and what entails this rewarding career choice you’ve made. This course will teach you the basics and foundations of internal audit and introduce you to the skills necessary to be an effective internal auditor.
Through team exercises, group discussion, and lectures, attendees will gain a foundation of knowledge that will allow them to properly prepare for and conduct a successful audit.
3 Reasons Why You Can’t Afford to Miss This Course
- All auditors must be a SWAN, if you don’t attend, you will not learn how to become a SWAN.
- You will miss valuable networking opportunities with other professionals.
- Good auditors have more opportunities for challenging assignments and have greater earning potential. Great auditors have more than just opportunities…become a great auditor!
Who should attend
- New Internal Auditors with less than 2 years of internal audit experience.
- Auditors who are transitioning from SOX to operational, compliance, financial, IT, and integrated internal audits.
- External Auditors who are transitioning to Internal Audit.
At the end of this program, you will be able to:
- Explain the professional standards for internal auditing
- Identify controls
- Test and evaluate controls
- Communicate audit findings effectively
Program Level: Basic
Advance Preparation: None
Instructional Method: Group-live
Recommended CPE credit to be awarded for the program: Field of Study – Auditing
Course Outline (8 CPE)
1. What it takes to be an internal auditor in today’s world
- Roles and responsibilities of Internal Auditors
- Phases of an audit
- IPPF and Internal Auditing Standards
2. Internal Controls
- Risk and Control Relationship
- Techniques to identify controls
- Documenting controls (flowcharts)
- Testing controls
3. Documenting audit work / workpaper best practices
4. Skills for Internal Auditors
- Critical Thinking
- Data Analytics
5. Documenting and communicating audit observations