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Advanced Internal Auditing

By: London Corporate Training

United Kingdom

04 - 15 Feb, 2013  12 days

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Who should attend? Delegates who have solid experience within auditing and who are now looking to contribute to the strategic development of the audit function to both equip themselves with additional skill-sets and enhance the level of protection and transparency afforded to the organisation via the pro-active internal audit function. Course objectives • To understand the role and impact of the internal audit function • To develop the role of the audit function • To conduct effective and objective audits and reporting • To effectively contribute to organisational audit strategy • To engage and work effectively with stakeholders • To engage continuous improvement and quality measurement within the audit function and wider organisation • To present information effectively at a senior level • To integrate new technology into the audit function Course content The role and function of internal audit • Key goals of the internal audit function • Ensuring auditor objectivity • Avoiding conflicts of interest within auditing • Key skills of the auditor Conducting effective audits • Pre-audit planning • Effective audit sampling techniques • Recording findings during the audit • Engaging effectively with stakeholders Audit structures • The role of the audit committee • Developing the audit charter • The role of the external auditor • Developing best practice Audit report writing • Ensuring objective comments • Ensuring use of constructive language • Improvement recommendations • Continuous improvement techniques Risk based auditing • Identifying areas of risk • Classifying and quantifying risk areas • Developing audit and re-audit frequency in line with risk • Overview of emerging threats Conducting effective audits • The role of the auditor as consultant • Utilising audit reporting to inform organisational policy development • Continuous improvement initiatives • Measuring improvement – toolkit to objectively measure and demonstrate audit output improvements Engaging with the audit structure • Making effective recommendations and business cases • Presenting information effectively – combining written skills and personal presentation skills • Contribution to the development of the long term audit strategy • Raising the profile of internal audit within the organisation Audit reports – working with stakeholders • Effective post audit de-briefing • Root cause analysis • Developing departmental action plans with stakeholders • Managing conflict situations The use of technology • Overview of new fraud prevention technology • Voice analysis systems • Data analysis systems • Integrating the use of technology within the audit function

London, UK Feb 04 - 15 Feb, 2013
£3,700.00 + VAT (20%)
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