Strategic Internal Auditing Courses - LONDON CORPORATE TRAINING

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I found the staff and the consultants to be very helpful. This two week course has been extremely beneficial to my professional development and I will apply what I have learned within my department. Thank you.

Deputy Director, Tac Ops
Royal Air Force of Oman

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Strategic Internal Auditing

Course Ref: FIN.5D

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

The role and function of internal audit

  • Key goals of the internal audit function
  • Ensuring auditor objectivity
  • Avoiding conflicts of interest within auditing
  • Key skills of the auditor

Conducting effective audits

  • Pre-audit planning
  • Effective audit sampling techniques
  • Recording findings during the audit
  • Engaging effectively with stakeholders

Audit structures

  • The role of the audit committee
  • Developing the audit charter
  • The role of the external auditor
  • Developing best practice

Economic crime – by organisations

  • Money laundering
  • Off shoring via corporate structures
  • Working with global enforcement agencies
  • Developing effective detection, prevention and compliance systems

Audit report writing

  • Ensuring objective comments
  • Ensuring use of constructive language
  • Improvement recommendations
  • Continuous improvement techniques

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