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Building a Strong Internal Audit Quality Assurance and Improvement Program

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Course Overview

To be in conformance with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Standards and manage the organisation stakeholder’s expectations, internal audit functions should build a strong Quality assurance and improvement program (QAIP).
The QAIP program foster on continuous improvement of internal audit processes, through internal and external assessment. At the end of the day, the QAIP program should conclude on the quality of the internal audit activity and lead to recommendations for appropriate improvements.
We are often earing “Who is auditing the auditors and making sure they deliver quality output?”. To answer this question, this course is designed to give the participants a comprehensive review of the QAIP framework.
During this engaging course, the participants will be able to put into practice the concepts of program, discuss best practices and leave with a comprehensive methodology model to apply in their organisation

Key Takeaways

Enhance knowledge of the Quality Assurance and Improvement Program effectively.
Develop thorough understanding of standards and conformance requirements.
Identify key best practices to ensure flawless program implementation.
Provide opportunities to apply the program in a practical setting.
Equip participants with a comprehensive toolkit for program implementation.

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Course Outline

Day 1: Building a Strong Internal Audit Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (QAIP)
Overview of the QAIP

•Why do we need a QAIP in for internal audit?
•What is Quality… in internal audit?
•The Framework available and what to take into consideration
•Which IIA standards are important to follow and understand
•QAIP components
•Scenarios, role play and group activities


•Defining roles and responsibilities
•Scope and objectives of the QAIP
•Using the planning guide
•Assessment scale

Ongoing Monitoring

•Responsibilities of the engagement supervisor
•What needs to be done
•Exercise: Defining your methodology

Periodic Self-Assessment

•Responsibilities of the Chief Audit Executive
•Developing a systematic and disciplined approach
•Main objectives and what needs to be covered
•Exercise: Providing actions following the self-assessment

External Assessment

•Role of the Audit Committee
•Approach A: Full external assessment
•Approach B: Self-assessment with external validation
•How to prepare for an external assessment
•Linkage to the QAIP Exercise: Case study


•Assessment scales and their impacts
•What to report and when
•Considerations for small audit shops
•Exercise: So, we have a non-conformance … what is happening now?

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
This training course is appropriate for internal auditors (at all levels) seeking professional development to understand, enhance or implement a Quality Assurance and Improvement Program in their organisation.

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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.