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Auditing Governance, Strategy, Ethics and Risk Management

MIS Training Institute
Course summary
Length: 2 days
Price: 1,525 GBP excl. VAT
Location: London

Auditing Governance, Strategy, Ethics and Risk Management

Auditing Governance, Strategy, Ethics and Risk Management - 2 day course in London or in-house training

Auditing Governance, Strategy, Ethics and Risk ManagementThis highly interactive two-day training course in Auditing Governance, Strategy, Ethics and Risk Management explores how internal audit can add unprecedented value by providing assurance and advice in these hitherto unaudited areas.

This intensive training course includes practical exercises and case studies that will help attendees to discover how to design, gain acceptance for and implement a programme of work for their companies' organisational governance.

In addition, the course will include sample audit programmes as well as practical tools and techniques on internal audit’s potential role as an assurance provider and as a catalyst for change. During the seminar, delegates will have the opportunity to develop a practical action plan tailored to their own organisation.

On course completion, course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the value of objective assurance on boardroom processes
  • Discover which areas to audit
  • Develop the business case for internal audit involvement
  • Learn how to be a catalyst for improvement – without compromising independence
  • Gain insights into emerging best practice
  • Take away practical checklists and sample audit programmes
  • Network and share your experiences with other senior audit professionals

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Suitability - Who should attend?

This training course is suitable for Chief Audit Executives, Internal Audit Heads, Managers, Supervisors and Lead Auditors from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

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Training Course Content

This training course is designed to cover the following units:

Day One

Understanding the background

  • Internal audit’s focus: past, present and future
  • Key causes of corporate success and failure
    Case study
  • The pivotal role of effective governance
  • Lessons from the credit crunch
  • Does internal audit have a legitimate role?
  • Implications of the IIA standards
  • The case for internal audit involvement

Potential audit areas

  • The core components of organisational governance
  • A dual imperative: conformance and performance
  • Examining IIA guidance
  • What can be audited?
  • Exercise

Exploring the options and developing your approach

  • Leveraging internal audit’s dual roles
  • The impact of organisational governance maturity on internal audit's role
  • Focusing on the 'bigger picture'
  • Integrating into the annual planning process
    Audit area checklist


Auditing governance and ethics processes

  • Board and board committee structure and effectiveness
  • Ethics and corporate responsibility: policy and practice
    Case study
  • Assessing ethics: possible approaches
  • Oversight, audit and assurance: the audit committee's role
  • Recruitment, training and succession planning: the role of the nomination committee
  • Pay and incentives: remuneration committee responsibilities
  • Accountability and performance management
  • Disclosure and communication
    Sample audit programme


Day Two

Auditing strategy

  • Phases of the strategic planning/implementation process
  • Environmental scanning / development of strategic options
  • Evaluation and selection of options
  • Communication
  • Implementation
  • Monitoring
  • Reporting
  • Internal audit’s potential role and focus in each phase
    Sample audit programme


Auditing risk management

  • Acceptable and unacceptable roles of internal audit
  • A review of IIA guidance
  • Understanding risk management maturity
  • Assessing the risk management maturity of your business
    Exercise
  • Risk-based internal auditing
  • Assurance mapping
  • Defining and auditing risk appetite
  • Auditing the key components of the risk management process:
    -Risk leadership
    - Risk identification; risk assessment and prioritisation; responding to risks
    - Risk monitoring: linking Key Risk Indicators to strategy
    Case Study
  • Risk reporting: emerging trends
  • Things to watch out for
  • Internal audit: a catalyst for change
  • Clarifying roles and responsibilities for risk management
    Sample audit programme

Managing risks to internal audit

  • The implications for independence and objectivity
  • Knowing where and when to draw the line
    Case Study
  • Resource implications
  • Plugging resource gaps


Gaining buy-in from the Board and Audit Committee

  • Making the business case
  • Process versus content
  • Dealing with objections
    Role Play
  • Dos and don’ts


Getting started

  • Identifying quick wins to build confidence
  • The role of pilot assignments
  • Communicating success


Conclusions and action planning

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Expenses

The cost of this Auditing Governance, Strategy, Ethics and Risk Management training course is £1, 525 + VAT per delegate.

In-house training

This courses can be delivered in-house, upon your premises, at any date or location. Bring this MIS Training course to your organisation. Contact us to find out more.

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Course Director

Jenny Rayner

Jenny is a former Chief Internal Auditor for ICI and author of Managing Reputational Risk: Curbing threats, leveraging opportunities. Jenny writes and lectures on internal auditing, risk management, corporate governance and reputation. She is a member of the Institute of Risk Management and has chaired the North West District Committee of the IIA UK and Ireland.

Provider: MIS Training Institute

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