• Plan, manage and implement an audit from start to end.
• Identify risks and their roles in an audit, and prioritize and measure them. Understand how to identify, document and assess the internal control. Utilize preliminary research that will allow you to understand what to audit and how.
• Seek the best techniques to gather evidence for the audit and prepare the working papers. Improve and implement interpersonal and team skills during the audit process. Understand the importance of communication during audits.
• Effectively manage audit personnel and resources.
• Build effective communication channels with CAE and top management.
• Have a command of audit management techniques through effective planning, problem solving, motivation and vision.
o Learn techniques for documentation and presentation of time management, task distribution and audit results.
o Develop strategies to create an environment of trust, team work, reliability and responsibility, and ensure increased collaboration from the audit team.
• Transforming from being an auditor to leading an audit team means learning and having a command of a new set of skills. Audit managers should not be content with only being an effective auditor; they should also become competent communicators, teachers and active listeners. This enlightening seminar aims to provide the tools that new managers will need to effectively manage an internal audit environment.
• Through applied exercises and in-depth case studies, participants will learn how to manage the roles and relationships of different parties of the audit process. Participants will gain an understanding of how to use the communication channels with CAE and top management as well as find out how to motivate and perform task distribution for a team that needs to work towards a common objective.
• Assessing audit findings
• Planning and managing Win/Win exit conferences
• Selling the results of the audits
• Perception and innovation
Bringing It All Together
• Marketing the functions of the audit department and building a positive brand for it based on professionalism and added-value audit reports
• Answering the “How do I ….?” question by identifying them during training and connecting them to real-life situations
• Developing a plan to put into practice the concepts discussed during training
References for Future Audits
• Guide to holding interviews with the employee candidates using simple questions
• Important areas that a typical internal audit department will address
• Sample template forms for internal audit departments to use for comparison with the department’s current files
• Sharing articles that have been written by prominent names of the profession on the operation and management of the internal audit function