This program has been extended from 4 CPE to 8 CPE for only $10 more than the original price!
Available CPE: 8 credit hours
Today’s business executives demand more value from their internal auditors after years of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and internal controls reviews. Besides asking for improved assurance services, they ask internal auditors to provide more value-adding audits that address the effectiveness and efficiency of operations. Many of today’s internal auditors, however, have yet to receive training in the skills and approaches necessary to deliver that value. Their experience consists of the internal controls reviews and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance work they have performed for several years.
To help internal auditors meet the demand for value-adding internal audits, many chief audit executives plan to expand the training of their staffs to cover operational audit skills and approaches. This seminar seeks to aid those efforts and provide a foundation of the skills and approaches internal auditors need to succeed when asked to perform or participate in an operational audit.
In this seminar we will discuss:
- What is Operational Auditing?
- Why Operational Auditing is an important part of the internal audit value proposition.
- The soft skills, like active listening, interviewing, facilitation and change management, which are necessary to perform Operational Audits effectively.
- Diverse approaches suitable for use when conducting Operational Audits.
- What does one do to plan an operational audit?
- The essential tools available when performing Operational Audits.
Throughout the seminar, we will discuss the fundamental skills, tools and approaches you can employ when performing an operational audit. These tools include the IIA’s recent practice guide on “Root Cause Analysis”, appropriate Six Sigma / LEAN tools, and tools adapted from control self-assessment, economic value theory, and business process reengineering approaches. You also will have an opportunity to share what you and your company currently do to develop operational auditing skills, approaches and provide such services.
Together, we will leave the seminar with an increased understanding of operational auditing, the skills, tools and approaches necessary to help us add value and serve our companies by providing effective operational audit services.
We look forward to your participation in this important discussion.
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Cancellation Date: 01/10/14
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