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 Operational Auditing-Influencing Positive Change

Seminar
2/3/2020 8:30 AM
2/4/2020 4:30 PM
Global Knowledge, 2 Bloor Street East, 31st Floor, Toronto, M4W 1A8 | Canada - Ontario
Event Description

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.
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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

Pricing: Member $1045.00 / Non Member $1,325.00

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