Course Level :Basic
Instructional Method :QAS Self Study
Advance Preparation :None
Published: May, 2022
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. It 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.
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 CPE webinar is designed to step into the reality of the internal audit management role.
Following are the major topics covered in this CPE Auditing course:
This CPE course, designed by a past Chief Audit Executive with significant exposure to a multitude of industries and internal audit frameworks, help you to understand the Keys to maintain an effective and strong internal audit department.
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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.
Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from
Washburn University in Kansas. She has her CPA, CGMA, CRMA credentials.
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.