Internal auditing provides unique service to both public and private institutions. From serving primarily as an assurance provider on financial reporting, regulatory compliance, and good governance, internal audit is increasingly being asked to step into advisory roles on business processes, risk management, and emerging risk areas. More and more, leaders in the C-suite and the boardroom view internal audit as an integral guide through the dynamic and volatile world of business risks. Internal Auditors continue to advance toward becoming the trusted advisor to management and the board.
As the evolution of the internal audit function accelerates, the portfolio of skills and attributes that determine professional success transform. Technical skills remain absolutely necessary, but they are no longer sufficient on their own. The most effective internal auditor of the future possesses a broad range of non-technical attributes in addition to deep technical expertise. This course aims at offering the technical and non-technical skills necessary for the 21st century auditor.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Internal auditors who provide independent, objective assurance and engage into consulting activities. The programme is also relevant for external auditors, accounting staff, inspectors and investigators.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Apply the new IPPF auditing principles to manage various internal audit assignment;
Set up a quality assurance and improvement program.
Definition and mission of internal auditing;
Core principles for the professional practice of internal auditing;
Code of ethics of internal auditors;
Internal audit procedures and international standards for the professional practice of internal auditing and the implementation guidelines;
Quality assurance and improvement programme;
Internal audit report writing;
Internal audit and the advisory role;
Soft skills for the 21st century auditor.