Advanced Strategic Internal Auditing Courses - LONDON CORPORATE TRAINING

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Advanced Strategic Internal Auditing

Course Ref: FIN.5E

Course Subject: Finance

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Who should attend?

  • Delegates who have solid experience within auditing and who are now looking to contribute to the strategic development of the audit function to both equip themselves with additional skill-sets and enhance the level of protection and transparency afforded to the organisation via the pro-active internal audit function.

Course objectives

  • To understand the role and impact of the internal audit function
  • To develop the role of the audit function
  • To conduct effective and objective audits and reporting
  • To effectively contribute to organisational audit strategy
  • To engage and work effectively with stakeholders
  • To engage continuous improvement and quality measurement within the audit function and wider organisation
  • To recognise the threats of Economic Crime to the organization and develop effective audit response
  • To integrate new technology into the audit function

Course content

Review of Key Audit Function Foundations

  • Review of key action points
  • Developing organizational specific risk matrices
  • Global best practice – case studies & analysis
  • Key action points – Delegate action plan development

Risk based auditing

  • Identifying areas of risk
  • Classifying and quantifying risk areas
  • Developing audit and re-audit frequency in line with risk
  • Overview of emerging threats

Conducting effective audits

  • The role of the auditor as consultant
  • Utilising audit reporting to inform organisational policy development
  • Continuous improvement initiatives
  • Measuring improvement – toolkit to objectively measure and demonstrate audit output improvements


  • Opportunistic E-Crime overview
  • Sophisticated E-Crime
  • Cyber security defence systems
  • External accreditation for data security

Engaging with the audit structure

  • Making effective recommendations and business cases
  • Presenting information effectively – combining written skills and personal presentation skills
  • Contribution to the development of the long term audit strategy
  • Raising the profile of internal audit within the organisation

Audit reports – working with stakeholders

  • Effective post audit de-briefing
  • Root cause analysis
  • Developing departmental action plans with stakeholders
  • Managing conflict situations

The use of technology within Economic Crime fighting

  • Overview of new fraud prevention technology
  • Voice analysis systems
  • Data analysis systems
  • Integrating the use of technology within the audit function

Effective linkage of organizational systems

  • Overview of key organizational systems – Finance, HR, Governance, CSR
  • Closing the loopholes to assist in legal prosecution case efficiency
  • Ensuring true staff policy compliance
  • Establishing & managing – Staff register of interests &
  • Conflicts of interest

Engaging with External Auditing

  • The key role and objectives of external audit
  • Ensuring availability of evidence
  • Overcoming organizational cultural challenges
  • Capturing learning & growth opportunities form the external audit