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CIA® 3
Certified Internal Auditor
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Course Overview

This advanced course is designed to equip current and aspiring audit leaders with the critical skills and strategic insights necessary to lead audit functions and contribute to organizational success. Participants will gain in-depth knowledge of business acumen, information security, and advanced risk management to effectively navigate senior audit roles.

The curriculum covers strategic management essentials required for audit leadership, including understanding organizational business processes, financial management, and the strategic role of auditing in a global business environment. This foundational knowledge is essential for auditors aspiring to managerial or executive positions.

Participants will also master advanced risk management techniques, learning to assess and mitigate complex risks with effective audit strategies that align with organizational goals. Additionally, the course addresses the critical area of information security, updating learners on IT controls, data protection laws, and the impact of technology on auditing.

Upon completion, participants will be ready for the CIA Part 3 exam, equipped with the strategic vision and leadership skills necessary to advance in the internal auditing field and drive their organizations toward enhanced compliance, security, and performance.

Key Takeaways

Develop the ability to design and execute strategic audit plans that align with organizational goals and global business standards.
Refine the proficiency in comprehensive risk evaluation, while focusing on creating and utilizing sophisticated models to predict, identify, and mitigate potential risks across diverse business environments.
Gain practical skills in evaluating IT infrastructures, managing cybersecurity risks, and understanding the implications of emerging technologies on audit processes.
Develop skills in resource management, stakeholder engagement, and delivering projects within scope and on time.
Improve the strategic influence within the organization by learning to craft audit outputs that drive decision-making processes and contribute to long-term strategic goals.

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: Business Acumen (35%)
Organizational Objectives, Behavior, and Performance

•Strategic planning process and key activities
•Common performance measures (P)
•Organizational behavior and different performance management techniques
•Management’s effectiveness in building organizational commitment

Organizational Structure and Business Processes

•Risk and control implications of organizational structures
•Risk and control implications of common business processes (P)
•Project management techniques
•Various forms and elements of contracts

Data Analytics

•Data analytics, types, governance, and value data analytics
•Data analytics process
•Application of data analytics methods

Part 2: Information Security (25%)
Information Security and Cybersecurity

•Types of common physical security controls
•Various forms of user authentication and authorization controls
•Purpose and use of various information security controls
•Data privacy laws and potential impacts
•Emerging technology practices and impact on security
•Existing and emerging cybersecurity risks
•Cybersecurity and information security-related policies

Part 3: Information Technology (20%)
Application and System Software

•Core activities in the systems development lifecycle
•Basic database terms
•Key characteristics of software systems

IT Infrastructure and IT Control Frameworks

•Basic IT infrastructure and network concepts
•Operational roles of a network administrator, database administrator, and help desk
•Purpose and applications of IT control frameworks

Disaster Recovery

•Disaster recovery planning site concepts
•Purpose of systems and data backup
•Purpose of systems and data recovery procedures

Part 4: Financial Management (20%)
Financial Accounting and Finance

•Concepts and underlying principles of financial accounting
•Advanced and emerging financial accounting concepts
•Financial analysis (P)
•Revenue cycle, current asset management activities and accounting, and supply chain management
•Capital budgeting, capital structure, basic taxation, and transfer pricing

Managerial Accounting

•General concepts of managerial accounting
•Costing systems
•Various costs and their use in decision-making

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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