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Keys to maintaining an effective and strong internal audit department

  • CPA (CA)
  • CRMA
  • CIA
  • CPA (US)
  • IAP
  • QIAL

This Course is Also Available in Self Study (On-Demand)

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Course Description

Course Description

An internal audit is essentially a pre-emptive manoeuver to maintain operational efficiency and financial reliability and to safeguard assets. It provides independent assurance that an organization’s risk management, governance, and internal control processes are operating effectively. Therefore it is imperative that organizations have a strong internal audit department that can provide an effective audit function. This CPE webinar provides insights as to how you can have a strong foundation for your internal audit department. It will also deliver key aspects for maintaining a sharp audit function. The details of two sessions that provide individual topics are as follows:

Session1: Foundations of a Strong Internal Audit Department

This CPE course will provide insight into the realities of internal audit management roles, and the elements needed to build a strong internal audit department to provide the most value for your company.

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) has done a tremendous job raising the profile of the auditing profession. As auditors, we strive to abide by the standards and guidelines. But have you ever asked management within your company if they knew such standards existed? Do they truly understand the concepts of risk-based auditing, independence, and obligations to the board or charter requirements? It is surprising how so many of these basic concepts are taken for granted by auditors and that we assume management is aware.

Individuals considering an internal audit management role should understand the challenges as well as benefits that may be presented to them within this role. It is critical that certain elements of the job be well understood by those holding the positions. This CPE session is designed to step into the reality of the internal audit management role, and discuss the following:

  • Provide insight on the realities of internal audit management roles
  • Elements needed to build a strong internal audit department
  • Some of the concepts that aren’t always openly discussed within organizations--but are important concepts the internal audit manager should ensure they can clarify with management and be prepared to address on the job.


Session 2: Keys to maintaining an effective audit function

The globalization of business, ongoing changes in technology, increased attention of shareholders and stakeholders and the continuing demands of the Audit Committee and senior management require a dynamic framework for managing today's internal audit department.

This Online Audit CPE Webinar, designed by a past Chief Audit Executive with significant exposure to a multitude of industries and internal audit frameworks, explores the following:

  • The key competencies and responsibilities of today's internal audit management.
  • Methods for meeting the requirements of the internal audit profession.
  • Some of the greatest challenges of the role and how to address those challenges.

Learning Objectives

  • To explore the role of today's internal audit leadership.
  • To recognize the role of internal audit in corporate governance.
  • To explore how to synergize the internal audit processes with other quality assurance groups.
  • To discover the keys to building effective relationships with management and the audit committee.
  • To discover the keys to staffing and training the audit group.

Recommended For

  • This online CPE course for CPA, CIA, CMA will also be useful for professionals new to evaluating the design and/ or implementation of the internal audit functions.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accounting and audit managers/practitioners
  • Auditors
  • Business Owner
  • CEO
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Cloud Accountants
  • Compliance Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial Accountant
  • VP Accounts
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 4 CPE Credit for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)
  • 4 CPE Credit for Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)
  • 4 CPE Credit for Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)
  • 4 CPE Credit of Auditing for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 4 CPD Credit for Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Canada)
  • 4 CPE Credit for Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP)

Presenter

About Presenter

Lynn Fountain, CRMA, CPA (US), CGMA, MBA

Owner Lynn Fountain Consulting and Training

Lynn Fountain has over 39 years of experience spanning public accounting, corporate accounting and consulting. 20 years of her experience has been working in the areas of internal and external auditing and risk management. She is a subject matter expert in multiple fields including internal audit, ethics, fraud evaluations, Sarbanes-Oxley, enterprise risk management, governance, financial management and compliance.  Lynn has held two Chief Audit Executive (CAE) positions for international companies.   In one of her roles as CAE, she assisted in the investigation of a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme perpetrated by a vendor that spanned 7 years and implicated 20 employees.  The fraud was formally investigation by the FBI and resulted in 5 indictments estimating a $13M fraud loss.

Ms. Fountain is currently engaged in her own consulting and training practice.  She has successfully executed on several consulting assignments spanning areas of accounting, risk, ERM and internal audit.  She is a highly sought-after trainer and international speaker and has produced hundreds of courses delivered through seminars, conferences and on-demand training.  She is the author of three separate technical books. 

  • Raise the Red Flag – The Internal Auditors Guide to Fraud Evaluations”.
  • Leading the Internal Audit Function
  • Ethics and the Internal Auditor’s Dilemma

Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has her CPA, CGMA, CRMA credentials. 


About Company

Lynn Fountain Consulting and Training

www.lynnfountain.net/

Ms. Fountain has become known as an international trainer on topics of Leadership, Internal Audit, Accounting, Finance, Ethics, Business Processes, Bookkeeping, Cybersecurity and Business Issues.  She has over 150 training topics that can be tailored to meet your needs.

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Keys to maintaining an effective and strong internal audit department

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