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Masterclass in Internal Audit

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Course Overview

The role of internal auditor is evolving in a changing (and challenging) risk environment.
Organisation stakeholders (including the management and the audit committee) are sometime frustrated with the output of the work, being developed in a silo, and missing a strategical approach. No doubts the internal audit functions need to modify their approach. To provide advice, insight and foresight, internal auditors will benefit going out of its traditional comfort zone and explore new ways of doing things.
During this engaging and interactive course, the participants will master key strategic internal audit concepts, discuss best practices, and leave with a comprehensive methodology model to apply in their organisation including:
→ Agile auditing: Optimizing internal audit performance
→ Developing a strategic internal audit plan
→ Using the IA maturity model to meet stakeholder’s expectations
→ Optimizing the three lines of defense model
→ Build a strong internal audit quality assurance and improvement program
→ The role of internal audit in preventing and detecting fraud
→ Addressing the Audit Committee expectations

Key Takeaways

Acquire better knowledge of strategic audit planning to enhance effectiveness.
Master the internal audit maturity model to improve audit quality.
Implement key best practices to ensure flawless audit execution.
Engage in discussions to exchange insights on internal audit matters.
Utilize a comprehensive toolkit to effectively implement the audit program.

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Course Outline

Day 1: Agile Auditing and Strategic Planning
Introduction to the Course and Agile Auditing

•Overview of course objectives and interactive introduction
•Discussion on what works best in Agile Auditing


Developing a Strategic Internal Audit Plan

•Key components of a strategic audit plan
•Practical exercise: Creating a plan draft
Interactive Workshop
•Group activity to apply agile principles in audit scenarios

Day 2: Audit Maturity and Defense Models
Internal Audit Maturity Model

•Comprehend levels of audit maturity 
•Case study to assess and enhance audit maturity

Optimizing the Three Lines of Defense

•Explanation of the Three Lines of Defense model
•Group discussion on realignment strategies
•Applying defense strategies in organizational contexts

Day 3: Quality Assurance and Fraud Prevention
Building Audit Quality and Assurance Programs

•Introduction to internal audit quality assurance frameworks
•Developing a tailored assurance program

Fraud Prevention and Detection

•Understanding the auditor's role in fraud prevention
•Simulation exercise on fraud scenario handling
•Hands-on approach to integrate fraud detection techniques

Day 4: Audit Committee Dynamics and Course Conclusion
Meeting Audit Committee Expectations

•Strategies to effectively address audit committee concerns
•Role-playing to improve communication with audit committees

Review and Integration

•Recap of key concepts and methodologies learned
•Group discussion on implementation challenges and solutions
•Course Wrap-Up and closing remarks

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
This training course is appropriate for senior auditors and audit executives seeking professional development to understand, enhance or implement a strong risk based internal audit planning in their organization.

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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.