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CIA® 1&2
Certified Internal Auditor
Part 1&2

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Course Overview

This course is designed to equip aspiring internal auditors with the fundamental principles, standards, and practical skills essential for a successful career. By integrating theoretical knowledge with practical applications, participants will gain a robust understanding of the internal audit’s role within modern organizations, with a focus on compliance, risk assessment, audit strategy development, fraud detection, and effective communication.

Participants will learn to conduct detailed risk assessments, develop comprehensive audit plans that align with organizational goals, and effectively manage audit resources. The course also covers advanced techniques in fraud detection, teaching learners to identify fraud risks and implement preventive strategies. 

By the end of this course, participants will be well-prepared to take the CIA Parts 1 and 2 exams, equipped with the expertise to excel as internal auditors and lead with confidence in promoting ethical practices and organizational integrity.

Key Takeaways

Recall internal auditing principles and apply the IIA’s Ethics and Standards in various auditing scenarios to ensure compliance and ethical conduct.
Identify risks and evaluate controls using audit methodologies and tools to develop audit plans that align with organizational goals.
Create comprehensive audit strategies, including data gathering and evaluating information systems, to ensure robust security and technology controls.
Utilize advanced audit techniques and behavioral analysis to develop strategies for detecting and preventing fraud, enhancing organizational integrity.
Produce clear audit documentation and reports that communicate findings, analyses, and recommendations to stakeholders for improved governance and control processes.

The Institute of Internal Auditors
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Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association with global headquarters in Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA. The IIA is the internal audit profession’s global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator. Members work in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit, education, and security.

Course Outline

Part 1 – Internal Audit Basics
Mandatory Guidance

•Definition of Internal Auditing
•Code of Ethics
•International Standards
1. Comply with The IIA’s Attribute Standards
2. Maintain independence and objectivity
•Foster Independence
•Foster Objectivity
1. Determine if the required knowledge, skills, and  competencies are available
2. Develop and/or procure necessary knowledge, skills,  and competencies collectively required by the  internal audit activity
3. Exercise due professional care
4. Promote continuing professional development
5. Promote quality assurance and improvement of the  internal audit activity

Internal Control / Risk Awareness Level (A)

•Types of Controls (e.g., preventive, detective, input,  output, etc.)
•Management Control Techniques
•Internal Control Framework Characteristics and Use  (e.g., COSO, Cadbury)
•Alternative Control Frameworks
•Risk Vocabulary and Concepts
•Fraud Risk Awareness
1. Types of fraud
2. Fraud red flags

Conducting Internal Audit Engagements – Audit Tools and Techniques

•Data Gathering (Collect and analyze data on  proposed engagements)
•Data Analysis and Interpretation
•Data Reporting
•Documentation / Work Papers
•Process Mapping, Including Flowcharting
•Evaluate Relevance, Sufficiency, and Competence of  Evidence

Part 2 – Internal Audit Practice
Managing the Internal Audit Function

•Strategic Role of Internal Audit
•Operational Role of IA
•Establish Risk-Based IA Plan


Managing Individual Engagements

•Plan Engagements
•Supervise Engagement
•Communicate Engagement Results
•Monitor Engagement Outcomes

Fraud Risks and Controls

•Consider the potential for fraud risks and identify common types of fraud associated with the engagement area during the engagement planning process
•Determine if fraud risks require special consideration when conducting an engagement
•Determine if any suspected fraud merits investigation
•Complete a process review to improve controls to prevent fraud and recommend changes
•Employ audit tests to detect fraud
•Support a culture of fraud awareness, and encourage the reporting of improprieties
•Forensic auditing – Awareness Level (A)
•Evaluate Relevance, Sufficiency, and Competence of Evidence

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for

Earning the CIA designation is a valuable accomplishment and a professional advantage for auditors at all stages of their careers, including:

Chief audit executives

Audit managers

Audit staff

Risk management staff

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