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Internal Audit School

ACI Learning
Course summary
5 days
Amsterdam, Nairobi
Professional Training

Course description

Internal Audit School

Understand the fundamentals of operational auditing and how to evaluate operational performance

  • Understand the fundamentals of operational auditing & how to evaluate operational performance
  • Appreciate the benefits of risk based auditing and associated tools and techniques and practice using them with practical exercises
  • Explore why communication sometimes seems difficult and ways to improve how you communicate with your clients
  • Be up to date with current best practice audit techniques and gain confidence in undertaking risk based audits of core business activities

The role of the internal auditor has been changing dramatically over the last few years. With the introduction of consulting as a basic internal audit role, one might have anticipated that there would be a move away from basic compliance activities to embrace more value adding consultancy assignments, but then along came a series of high profile scandals and Sarbanes Oxley legislation and more recently the banking crisis. Financial controls compliance became an area of focus once again for internal audit as standards were raised for both external auditors and internal auditors. Alongside these changes many companies were introducing enterprise risk management systems and the profession has been introducing risk based internal auditing all significantly adding to the challenges that internal auditors now have to manage in carrying out their responsibilities.

This five day audit school provides practical and valuable guidance on operational auditing of core business processes, the internal auditors’ role with regard to compliance activities, enterprise risk management and risk based internal auditing and reviews the guidance from the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (ISPPIA). It teaches participants how to identify and prioritise risks and assess the efficiency, effectiveness & economics of core business processes, providing practical exercises to help participants gain confidence in the techniques presented and in their own ability to use them. Participants will also have the opportunity to identify their clients or stakeholders and to assess their needs and expectations as well as understanding the tools & techniques that can help them to ensure that their communications are effective and to practice using them in a safe environment. These softer skills can be of particular value in managing the more challenging and also sometimes sensitive situations.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Auditors who want to learn or update their knowledge of operational best practice and associated tools and techniques.

Prerequisite: A basic understanding of the internal audit process

Outcome / Qualification etc.

MISTI Certificate and 40 CPE points.

Training Course Content

Day One:

  • Session 1: Setting the scene - internal auditing today
  • Session 2: What do we mean by risk based auditing?
  • Session 3: The fundamentals of operational auditing

Day Two:

  • Session 4: Understanding your key stakeholders and their needs and expectations
  • Session 5: Recognising the importance of listening
  • Session 6: Understanding patterns of communications
  • Session 7: Conducting effective interviews

Day Three:

  • Session 8: Auditing the procurement function
  • Session 9: Auditing Major Contracts

Day Four:

  • Session 10: Auditing the human resources (HR) function
  • Session 11: Auditing sales and marketing

Day Five:

  • Session 12: Auditing governance and ethics
  • Session 13: Fraud awareness
  • Course review and closure

Provider: ACI Learning

ACI Learning

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Reviews by course attendees

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Based on 3 reviews.

Kara J.
The program has been very enlightening
Ariel W.
I really get a lot of information as this is my first auditing course ever
Amanda M.
I liked the comprehensive coverage.
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