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Course Overview

The Certificate in Internal Audit Leadership program has been tailored to address the challenges faced by Internal Audit Leadership in assisting their organizations to achieve their strategic objectives.
The challenges faced because of COVID-19 have shed further light on the phenomenal role Internal Audit plays in organizations’ overall governance framework and this course is focused on assisting Internal Audit Leadership in navigating these many encounters.

Key Takeaways

Providing a strategic perspective to the Internal Audit Functions and review of Corporate Governance, Risk Management & Compliance
Enabling the Internal Audit Leadership to further its role in enhancing the organizations ability to identify fraud risks
Enabling the Internal Audit Leadership to further enhance the existing Quality Assurance & Improvement program
Writing more effective and strategic Audit Committee reports
Identifying traits of successful and toxic internal audit leaders

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Course Outline

Day 1: Strategy, Compliance, and Governance
Internal Audit Strategy & Plan

This section of the program focuses on how the leadership team needs to develop the internal audit strategy taking into consideration the following:
•Organizational Structure
•Systems & Management Information Systems
•Organizational Culture
•Risk Management Maturity
•Compliance Maturity
•Anti-Fraud Ownership
•Audit Committee Diversity
•Capabilities of the Internal Audit team
At the end of this section we will address the practical challenges that audit functions face in developing and implementing the Internal Audit Plan enabling a more practical forwardlooking approach to audit planning.

Audit Committee (AUCOM) Reporting

•Shift focus from traditional internal audit reports to those influencing boardroom decisions
•Understand the critical role of Audit Committee reports in impacting boardroom dynamics
•Learn effective methods for crafting impactful AUCOM reports
•Explore strategies to maintain Audit Committee engagement and support for audit recommendations
•Gain insights into successful methods for keeping the Audit Committee informed and involved

Auditing Governance:

•Understand the unique challenges in auditing governance related to Board oversight and senior management assessment
•Move beyond regulatory compliance to address key governance areas affecting long-term control effectiveness
•Learn effective methods for reporting on essential governance topics

Auditing Risk Management & Compliance

•Discuss differing viewpoints between monitoring functions on role responsibilities
•Explore new perspectives on resolving dilemmas in •Internal Audit Leadership practically
•Integrate considerations from Risk Management & •Compliance audits with governance audit insights from the previous section

Day 2: Leading the Internal Audit Team in Dynamic Times
Recent Trends in Internal Audit

•Offer insights on recent trends affecting the internal audit profession
•Highlight emerging risks that internal audit departments will focus on in 2024 and beyond

The Internal Audit Team

•Emphasize the importance of taking care of your internal audit team to ensure reciprocal care
•Discuss the challenges of keeping the team engaged, focused, and passionate about their work
•Explore strategies to address these challenges and keep the team motivated to help clients achieve their objectives

Day 3: Effective Leadership and Quality Assurance in Auditing
Toxic Traits of Internal Audit Leadership

•Identify ten toxic traits detrimental to Internal Audit Leadership
•Discuss each trait and explore strategies to overcome them in your teams

Successful Attributes of Effective Internal Audit Leadership

•Explore the inter-personal qualities necessary for effective Internal Audit Leadership
•Address the challenges of meeting conflicting expectations from numerous stakeholders

Fraud Risk Assessment

•Outline the internal audit's limited role in direct fraud identification
•Discuss leadership's role in evaluating the effectiveness of fraud risk assessments
•Examine effective methods for reviewing fraud risk assessment initiatives

Quality Assurance & Improvement Program (QAIP)

•Review triennial internal and quinquennial external audit requirements
•Discuss establishing an effective Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (QAIP)

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for

Audit leaders

Audit supervisors

Audit managers

Senior auditors

Chief audit executives

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What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
Most of our public courses are delivered in English language. You need to be proficient in English to be able to fully participate in the workshop and network with other delegates. For in-house courses we have the capability to train in Arabic, Dutch, German and Portuguese.
Are LEORON Public courses certified by an official body/organization?
LEORON Institute partners with 20+ international bodies and associations.We also award continuing professional development credits (CPE/PDUs) for:1. NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) 2. Project Management Institute PDUs 3. CISI credits 4. GARP credits 5. HRCI recertification credits 6. SHRM recertification credits
What is the deadline for registering to a public course?
The deadline to register for a public course is 14 days before the course starts. Kindly note that occasionally we do accept late registrations as well, but this needs to be confirmed with the project manager of the training program or with our registration desk that can be reached at +1071 4 1075 5711 or [email protected].
What does the course fee cover?
The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.
Does LEORON give discounts?
Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.