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Modern day internal audit is energetic and electrifying, adding real value to the organisation and operating at the highest levels. Internal audit is increasingly recognised as a catalyst for change and a business partner. Nowadays, internal auditors have to have the full range of knowledge and skills to ensure that they can carry out their function at world class levels.

This 5-days Modern approach to Internal Audit training programme covers everything you need to know as an auditor, regardless of your level of experience. The course will introduce you to worldwide best practice and will challenge your thinking about the whole approach to audit, writing reports and planning the audit process.

The course is aimed at auditors of any level of experience and you will find a course relevant to you and your training needs.

Who should attend

Internal Audit professionals, Internal Audit Managers, risk and control experts, business consultants, directors, new or experienced Internal Auditors, Internal Audit consultants, risk managers who wish to enhance their knowledge in the areas of Governance, Risks, Controls and Internal Auditing and / or wish to apply for the Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Internal Controls Auditor or Certified Internal Controls Specialist professional qualifications.

By the end of this training course, participants will:

  • Gain a broad knowledge of the internal audit function, how it has changed and what these changes mean to an organisation
  • Understand the different types of audit and know when to use them
  • Develop the skills to write a report with impact that persuades management to accept your recommendations

Course Outline

Introduction

  • Assurance Engagements
  • Framework of International Standers Organization
  • Objective and General Principles Governing an Audit of Financial Statements
  • Terms of Audit Engagements
  • Quality Control for Audit Work

Documentation and audit files

  • Documentation
  • The Auditor's Responsibility to Consider Fraud and Error in an Audit of organizations departments (Quality Assurance)
  • Fraud and Error
  • Consideration of Laws and Regulations in an Audit of Financial Statements
  • Communications of Audit Matters with Those Charged with Authority
  • Management Representations
  • Using the Work of another Auditor
  • Considering the Work of Internal Auditing
  • Using the Work of an Expert

Audit Planning

  • Planning
  • Knowledge of the Business
  • Audit Materiality
  • Risk Assessments and Internal Control
  • Auditing in a Computer Information Systems Environment
  • Audit Considerations Relating to Entities Using Service Organizations
  • Audit of Occupational Health and Safety
  • Audit of quality control and quality assurance

Audit Evidence

  • Audit Evidence
  • Audit Evidence-Additional Considerations for Specific Items
  • External Confirmations
  • Initial Engagements
  • Opening Balances
  • Analytical Procedures
  • Audit Sampling and other Selective Testing Procedures
  • Audit of Accounting Estimates

Audit Completion and Disclosure Issues

  • Related Parties
  • Subsequent Events
  • Going Concerns
  • The Auditor's Report on Financial Statements
  • Comparatives
  • Writing audits reports and final outcomes
  • Recommendations and follow up procedures
  • Other information in documents containing Audited Financial statements

Methodology

To enhance learning effectiveness, hand on experience will be emphasised in this programme through role-plays in class presentation, group facilitation and class critique.

Case studies, group discussions and video support will also be used to enhance learning experience. Fun quizzes will be injected to provide formative assessment and a fun learning environment.

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