As defined by the Institute of Internal Auditors, "Internal Auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes."
Changes in the regulatory and corporate governance environment have significantly increased the expectations that many stakeholders place on the internal audit function. 'Essentials of Internal Audit' guides internal auditors through the required standards for performing the internal audit. It covers up-to-date tips and tools to accomplish the audit in an efficient, flexible, and results-based manner in order to support the organization's strategic objectives, improve its sustainability and leverage its ability to face future challenges
The course uses a mix of interactive techniques, such as brief presentations by the consultant, case studies, live demonstration of sampling methodologies and group exercises to apply the knowledge acquired throughout the course.
Delegates with some experience in auditing, junior auditors or professionals from finance or other departments looking to develop a focused and best practices approach and techniques to the internal audit function, and supervisors and managers who are interested in updating, upgrading, and refreshing their knowledge in internal audit.
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Risk and internal audit overview