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CIA® 1
Certified Internal Auditor
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Course Overview

The IIA’s CIA Learning System Program is designed to expand your internal audit knowledge, build confidence for addressing today’s internal audit challenges, and prepare you for the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam. The program, consisting of three courses, utilizes The Institute of Internal Auditors CIA Learning System. This certificate program will provide you with an in-depth review of the global CIA exam syllabus and materials included in The IIA’s CIA Learning System.
The IIA’s CIA Learning System is a premier quality CIA review course designed to meet the unique needs of busy internal audit professionals. Developed under the guidance of CIAcertified subject matter experts, this program will provide you with the tools necessary to successfully prepare for the CIA exam in the time frame that best suits you.

Key Takeaways

Gain a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles of internal auditing, including the definition, purpose, ethics, and the role of internal audits in risk management and control within an organization.
Apply the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing in various real-world scenarios, ensuring compliance with global standards and enhancing your audit effectiveness and professionalism.
Develop the ability to identify and evaluate risks within an organization, applying risk management techniques to mitigate these risks and enhance organizational resilience.
Acquire skills to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls in various organizational processes, learning to recommend improvements and enhancements to these controls to better achieve organizational objectives.
Refine your skills in documenting audit processes and findings clearly and concisely, and learn to communicate these findings effectively to stakeholders, promoting informed decision-making and organizational improvement.

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

Day 1: Mandatory Guidance
 Core Pillars of Internal Auditing

•Definition of Internal Auditing - Define the purpose, authority, and responsibility of the internal audit activity
•Code of Ethics - Abide by and promote compliance with The IIA 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

Day 2: Internal Control / Risk Awareness Level (A)
Control Frameworks and Fraud Prevention Techniques

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

Day 3: Conducting Internal Audit Engagements – Audit Tools and Techniques
Audit Documentation and Data Analysis

•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

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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