An intensive professional development training course on

Raising the Bar
of Internal Audit

Enhancing the Skills & Techniques to Provide
Professional Consultancy & Assurance Services

01-12 Jul 2024
Dubai - UAE
21 Oct-01 Nov 2024
Dubai - UAE
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Why Choose this Training Course?

This Raising the Bar of Internal Audit training course is designed to assist the auditors in understanding the organization’s business objectives & strategy to identify risks that create barriers to the organization’s achieving its objectives and executing its strategy successfully. This training course will help you to promote the safety and soundness of the firms and to discover the benefits of an effective audit process.

This highly interactive Raising the Bar of Internal Audit training course brings together the assurance & consulting skills designed to help you in supporting your organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.

These skills will be developed through group exercises, case studies and other activities relevant to your organization.

This AZTech training course will feature:

  • Challenge in the design and operating effectiveness of the organization’s governance, risk management and internal control processes to strengthen those processes and keeping the appropriate executives
  • Issues facing auditors and organizations as they seek to support management in their work
  • Effective quality assurance and improvement program
  • Required skills to be manage the balance between being an internal audit and a consultant
  • Practice consultancy tools and techniques to help you plan and execute your work and to present your ideas logically and clearly
  • The best practices guidance in the consultancy role of internal audit
  • Knowledge and Skills Development to ensure tangible benefits for your organization

The Structure

This comprehensive training course consists of two modules which can be booked as a 10 Day Training event, or as individual, 5 Day training courses.

Module 1 - Internal Audit Quality Assurance

Module 2 - Consultancy Skills for Auditors

What are the Goals?

This AZTech training course covers the knowledge, tools and techniques commonly used by consultant to o conduct an internal quality assessment, and to help you to become an effective consultant, and it will provide auditors with an understanding of the necessary consulting skills to enhance internal audit function.

At the end of this Aztech training course, you will be able to:

  • Learn how to conduct an internal quality assessment as a benchmark and as preparation for an internal audit quality assurance
  • Measure the efficiency of your internal audit function
  • Develop your own road map to conformance with international standards for the professional practice of internal auditing
  • Enhance skills in internal auditing and as well in risk management, governance and compliance (GRC Model)
  • Learn how to develop a gap analysis to identifying where you already have a strong skills base and where you might need to strengthen them
  • Understand the consultant responsibilities & services and how to be creative and to demonstrate how it can add value
  • Discover skills to provide consultancy services as well as assurance services and learn how to use core skills to both an auditor and a consultant
  • Use some of the tools and techniques commonly used by consultants in these areas
  • Identify and practice facilitation skills and issues in your own environment

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This AZTech training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The training methodology includes case studies, group discussion, group work and interactive exercises and videos, pre & post course assessments will also be given to enhance learning outcomes for participants and to measure the effectiveness of this training. The instructor will also facilitate learning by encouraging the delegates to test and critically appraise any theories and concepts on the training course.

Who is this Training Course for?

This AZTech training course is open to all and will be useful to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit the following individuals:

  • Auditors / Auditing Managers
  • Accounting Executive / Managers
  • Financial Reporting Managers
  • Financial Executives / Managers / Controllers/Directors
  • Budgeting Officers / Executives / Managers
  • Business / Investment Analysts & Managers
  • Regulatory Compliance Officers
  • Commercial Analysts, Executives & Managers

The Course Content

Module 1 - Internal Audit Quality Assurance
Day 1:  Overview on Internal Audit & Quality Assurance
  • Definition of Internal Auditing 
  • The Principles of Conduct of the Code of Ethics
  • Internal Audit Activities
  • Definition of the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards)
  • What is quality assurance?
  • The framework for quality assurance
Day 2:  Quality Assurance & Improvement Program
  • Objective of A Quality Assurance and Improvement Program
  • Requirements of the Quality Assurance and Improvement Program
  • Evaluation of the internal audit function’s conformance with relevant policies, procedures and standards
  • Evaluation of whether internal auditors apply the Code of Ethics
  • Assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the internal audit activity
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement
Day 3:  Internal Assessments
  • Ongoing monitoring of performance of the internal audit activity
  • Periodic self-assessment and review
  • Assess internal audit activity’s charter
  • Evaluate the applicable legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Establish bench mark of the internal audit activities
  • Establish metrics to indicate improvement in areas of partial conformance or non-conformance with the Standards and successful practices
Day 4:  External Assessments
  • Why external assessment
  • Form of external assessment
  • Frequency of external assessment
  • Internal audit and audit committee charter
  • Assessment of conflict of interest
  • Following up the results & recommendation of external assessments
Day 5:  Using the Quality Assessment Manual to Conduct Self-Assessment
  • The effectiveness of using the resources
  • The best successful practices
  • The organization’s risk management
  • Reporting on the Quality Assurance and Improvement Program
  • Disclosure of non conformance
  • Compliance with the regulatory requirements
Day 6:  The Traditional Role of the Internal Auditor
  • The definition of internal auditing
  • The Concept of internal audit
  • The roles & procedures within the internal audit department
  • Preserving independence and objectivity
  • Audit preparation and planning to ensure an effective audit
  • The skills of auditors
Day 7  The Consulting Activities of Internal Auditing
  • The key consulting activities in an organization
  • The role of consulting in internal auditing
  • The link between audit committee requirements & consulting services
  • Strengthening organizational governance
  • Creating the compliance framework
  • Developing and improving risk management
Day 8:  The Consulting Engagement and Skills
  • The key phases of a consultancy engagement
  • Assessment of the consulting skills
  • Developing and presenting ideas and solutions
  • Writing skills and effectively communicating results
  • The importance of effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrating professional competency
Module 2 - Consultancy Skills for Auditors
Day 9:  Consulting Tools and Techniques in an Organization
  • Identifying the tools and techniques of consulting
  • Understanding the need to listen and writing reports for consulting
  • Developing and managing the client satisfaction
  • Process benchmarking and gap analysis
  •  Managing the “politics issues” and how to deal with
  •  Managing & setting polices of conflict of interest
Day 10:  Effective Consultancy in Organization
  • Enhancing the capabilities of problem-solving skills
  • Implementing on going assurance
  • Developing fraud awareness workshop
  • Strengthening the ethics & code of conduct programme
  • Assessment business development opportunities
  • Taking advantages of hidden opportunities

The Certificate

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


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