An intensive professional development training course on

& Monitoring
the Internal Audit Function

Optimising the Internal Audit Function and Integrating
with the Organisation's Strategic Objectives

Classroom Sessions

10-14 Jun 2024
London - UK
18-22 Nov 2024
Dubai - UAE
17-21 Feb 2025
Dubai - UAE

Online Sessions

17-21 Jun 2024
01-05 Jul 2024
25-29 Nov 2024
23-27 Dec 2024
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Delegates attending this Developing, Improving & Monitoring the Internal Audit Function training course will have the desire to develop or improve their own organization’s internal audit function. The development, improvement and monitoring of a highly-integrated, internal audit function is essential for the continued financial success, stability and growth of world-class organization.

A well designed and effective internal audit system will provide verification and support that accounting and financial policies, procedures and controls are working adequately. It will establish a system of internal controls and procedures enabling the organization to protect itself from the risk of fraud and meet national and international regulatory requirements. Effective auditing not only reduces risk but also improves procedures, efficiency and profitability.

This AZTech training course will feature:

  • The Role of Audit Staff and the International Standards of the Internal Audit Department required to establish an effective Internal Audit Department
  • The different Types of Audit and the benefits to be obtained from each
  • Efficient Planning, Controlling and Recording of an Audit Assignment
  • Internal Audit Examinations, Controls & Documentation
  • Planning and Conducting the Audit Exit Conference and Post Audit Review

What are the Goals?

By the end of this AZTech training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the role and function of an Internal Audit Department and Staff
  • Undertake various types of audit to effectively control and monitor policies, procedures and performance
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of Internal Controls and Security Policies
  • Understand audit risk and efficiently plan, control and record an audit assignment
  • Conduct efficient Audit Exit Conferences and Post-Audit Reviews

Who is this Training Course for?

This AZTech training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Accounting and financial professionals and senior management that are presently or may interface with the daily functioning of an internal audit department
  • Financial and non-financial professionals who may be appointed to support or interface with an Internal Audit Committee or that might review internal audit findings for Boards of Directors or investor/shareholder reports for other informational purposes
  • Non-financial professionals that may need to coordinate other activities with an internal audit department and/or share findings, reports or information

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This AZTech training course is interactive and challenges one to think. The tutor will guide and facilitate learning, using direct input, discussions, case studies, exercises and video.

The Course Content

Day One: Internal & External Auditing and the Role & International Standards of the Internal Audit Department
  • Defining the Distinctions and Responsibilities between Internal and External Auditors
  • Identifying the Internal Audit Staff Positions
  • Identifying Internal Audit Staffing Requirements
  • Techniques for Ensuring Credibility for the Internal Audit Team
  • Developing the Audit Committee Charter for a Board of Directors
  • Review of Statements on International Auditing Standards Update and General Auditing Practice Issues
Day Two: Examining & Understanding the Differences between Various Types of Audits, including Risk Factors
  • Fraud and Forensic Audits
  • Compliance Audits
  • Operational Audits
  • Information Systems Audits
  • Financial Audits
  • Risk Factors & Audit Risk Alerts
Day Three: The Audit Process, Programs and Planning & Commencing Internal Audit Examinations
  • Developing Streamlined Processes for Conducting Internal Audit Examinations
  • Identifying Effective Audit Programs for the Various Types of Audits
  • Risk-Based IT Audit Procedures
  • Key Considerations for your Internal Audit Plan
  • 20 Questions Directors Should Ask about Internal Auditing
  • The Audit Commencement Conference Meeting
Day Four: Fieldwork: Internal Audit Examinations, Controls & Documentation
  • Evaluating Internal Controls & Substantive Procedures
  • A Detailed Examination of the Budget Process & Budgetary Controls
  • Planning & Conducting Audit Interviews
  • Accumulating Relevant Documentation during the Internal Audit Process
  • Professional Standards and Responsibilities Associated with Internal Auditing Documentation
  • Sampling & Statistical Analysis to ensure a Representative Sample
Day Five: The Audit Exit Conference, Findings and Post Audit Review
  • The Internal Audit Draft & Final Report: - Findings and Suggestions for Areas of Improvement
  • Planning the Audit Exit Conference Meeting
  • Distributing the Final Internal Audit Report within the Organization
  • Client Survey
  • Conducting Post-Audit Reviews/Follow Up Audit
  • Improving Corporate Governance

The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the training course

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