Risk Based Internal Auditing

Category: Risk Based Internal Auditing

Course Objectives

In this course you will cover

  • Who should be consulted – including whether there a risk you are consulting too widely?
  • Killer questions and follow up questions to help ensure that you don’t get too many ‘turkeys’ on the plan
  • Best practice ways of linking the IA plan to key risk areas, whilst delivering core assurance areas
  • How to factor in value and value add into the planning process
  • How to address differences between Senior Management and the Audit Committee in relation to what they would like IA to do
  • How to effectively address the question “Do you have enough resource”? in a way that gets a constructive debate going, without being a too overt plea for resource
  • Best practices around longer term planning horizons, the annual plan and ad hoc audit work
  • Ways to use the planning process as a way of deepening the relationship between the head of audit and senior stakeholders
  • Uncover how to adopt a risk based approach to internal auditing
  • Review enterprise risk management and how to effectively establish a framework in your organisation
  • Evaluate internal audit’s readiness to adopt a risk based approach
  • Develop a plan for how to implement risk based auditing

Course Outline

  • Developing the Annual Audit Plan
  • Who should be consulted – including whether there a risk you are consulting too widely?
  • Killer questions and follow up questions to help ensure that you don’t get too many ‘turkeys’ on the plan
  • Best practice ways of linking the IA plan to key risk areas, whilst delivering core assurance areas
  • How to factor in value and value add into the planning process
  • How to address differences between Senior Management and the Audit Committee in relation to what they would like IA to do
  • How to effectively address the question “Do you have enough resource”? in a way that gets a constructive debate going, without being a too overt plea for resource
  • Best practices around longer term planning horizons, the annual plan and ad hoc audit work
  • Ways to use the planning process as a way of deepening the relationship between the head of audit and senior stakeholders
  • Risk Based Internal Auditing
  • Uncover how to adop a risk based approach to internal auditing
  • Review enterprise risk management and how to effectively establish a framework in your organisation
  • Evaluate internal audit’s readiness to adopt a risk based approach
  • Develop a plan for how to implement risk based auditing