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 Operational Auditing Seminar

10/14/2013 8:30 AM
10/17/2013 4:30 PM
USAA Campus | Texas

IIA On-Site Training
Comprehensive Operational Auditing Seminar
October 14-17, 2013


By popular request, San Antonio Chapter is sponsoring a highly regarded 4-day local CPE event, which will be hosted by USAA Audit Services in their home office.

​CPE Hours Available: ​32
​Knowledge Level: ​Intermediate
​Prerequisites ​None
​Cost: ​$1,200 for Members / $1,300 for Non-Members
​Early Registration $200 discount if paid by 9/13/2013
​Location: ​USAA Campus
(Directions to classroom will be provided to participants)
Seminar Hours: Training is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily
Lunch/Refreshments: Included in registration fee

Seminar Registration
To register, please complete the registration survey at IIA-October-Seminar.  You will be provided with the option to pre-pay using PayPal upon completion of the survey.

4-Day Seminar Overview

Day 1 & 2 Focus:

Operational Auditing – Influencing Positive Change

  • Examining the changing nature and application of alternative methods versus traditional audit shops
  • Identifying operational audit opportunities
  • Considering the value proposition on how internal audit can be a higher impact partner in creating business value
  • Determining how positive change in mindset about internal audit activity
  • Recognizing differences in audit planning
  • Utilizing other sources of information and technical knowledge
  • Effectively helping management achieve their objectives
  • Examining relationships and aligning objectives, scope, and approach

Risk-Based Operational Audits

  • Identifying assumptions with a risk-based approach
  • Appraising alignment of operations objectives with organization’s strategic objectives
  • Predicting potential risk events in operations objectives
  • Developing measures of impact and likelihood of potential risk
  • Assessing the design of operations focused control and methods
  • Evaluating risk management strategies

Process Oriented Operational Audits

  • Considering business process improvement and components of business processes
  • Utilizing process models and analysis tools
  • Applying process improvement techniques
  • Describing importance of testing and measuring process changes 

Performance Driven Operational Audits

  • Explaining application of benchmarking concepts
  • Defining relevant and appropriate benchmarking measurement criteria and indicators
  • Performing comparative analysis to identify performance gaps
  • Evaluating potential performance improvement opportunities
  • Discussing benchmarking results with client 

Creating Positive Impact

  • Assessing the impact reporting approaches and structure
  • Examining stylistic factors and persuasive strategies to attain buy-in to the results

Day 3 Focus:

Operational Auditing – Evaluating Procurement and Sourcing

  • Exploring imperatives of strategic sourcing, types of procurements strategies
  • Discovering and evaluating emerging sourcing, procurement risks, and best practices
  • Applying audit strategy to evaluate effectiveness of sourcing/procurement strategies, supplier management practices, and supplier performance


Day 4 Focus:

Operational Auditing – Evaluating the Supply Chain

  • Implementing end-to-end supply chain risk management
  • Improving internal cross-functional capabilities and collaboration
  • Maximizing upstream and downstream flexibility
  • Improving accuracy and decreasing supply volatility
  • Fine-tuning supply chain strategies and configurations