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Optimizing Internal Audit

  • CRMA
  • CIA
  • CPA (US)
  • CA - ICAEW
  • IAP
  • QIAL
  • ACCA
  • CA - Ireland
  • CA - Scotland
  • CPA - Ireland
  • CWS

Published: September, 2021

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Course Description


  • Effective Teams (As Determined by Marshmallow Challange)
    10 mins
  • Audit Execution Team
    28 mins
  • What is Risk Based Auditing?
    43 mins
  • What Controls Address this risk?
    62 mins
  • Management Monitoring Control?
    83 mins
  • Optimizing Workpapers
    116 mins
  • Board Reporting
    149 mins

Course Description

Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization’s operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

Many organizations are feeling the increased weight of responsibility for assessing and managing enterprise risks. Evolving compliance and governance challenges are forcing organizations to ensure that their internal audit functions are operating effectively and efficiently. Internal auditors must make certain that risk management, internal controls and governance processes are accomplishing business objectives and meeting stakeholder expectations. If you're going to improve the value and effectiveness of your internal audit function, you need a comprehensive understanding of the specific objectives, risks, and priorities relevant to your organization.

Before you can increase the effectiveness of your internal audit function you need to highlight the following Issues that you may be facing:

  • Whether your internal audit function follows outdated routines and practices.
  • Whether your internal audit function is slow to respond to changes in your business.
  • Whether the current structure of your internal audit function is not appropriate to meet your requirements.
  • Whether your internal audit function is under capacity.
  • Whether you have a weak internal control environment.
  • Whether there is little or no reliance placed on internal audit findings and initiatives.
  • Whether your internal audit function is not seen as independent and objective.
  • Whether there is a low use of technology within internal audit.
  • Whether your internal audit function needs to be benchmarked

This CPE course is designed to provide the required understanding and insight into understanding, designing, managing and monitoring internal audits. Internal audits are critical to all aspects of financial, operational and compliance processes. For businesses to succeed in today’s global economy, professionals must be able to distinguish quickly between everyday tasks and internal audit requirements. This continuing education course takes a comprehensive and in-depth look at critical principles and real-world scenarios involved in the management of your internal audit processes and procedures.

This CPE webinar explores the key competencies and responsibilities of today's internal audit management and methods for meeting the requirements of the internal audit profession. In this CPE webinar we will also discuss some of the greatest challenges of the role and how to address those challenges.

A forward-looking audit function should provide insight, oversight and foresight around an organization's current and future risks and controls, especially in today’s fast-paced, “innovate or die” business environment. Data and technology-enabled business transformation is occurring at a pace we have not previously seen. Internal audit must respond to stay relevant, not just in its risk-assurance role, but in the way it organizes itself, manages resources, delivers its services, and makes use of data and technology.

In this online CPE webinar, you will learn to optimize the entire internal audit function and the major topics that are highlighted in this CPE webinar:

  • How to optimize teams and client relationships
  • How to optimize processes
  • How to optimize audit plan
  • How to optimize audit tools and templates

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Learning Objectives

  • To explore critical components of upholding your internal audit charter.
  • To evaluate the definition and requirements of risk-based auditing.
  • To determine the meaning of developing an independent audit plan.
  • 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.
  • To identify how to develop a resource gap analysis for internal audit.
  • To describe the challenges faced by internal audit organizations
  • To describe a vision for the next generation of internal audit
  • To outline the skills required for the next-generation internal auditor

Recommended For

  • This CPE course is recommended for CPAs, CIAs, CRMAs, Risk managers, and Other Professionals providing service of internal audits to the organizations and desire to optimize their internal audit process for achieving best results.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Cloud Accountants
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 3 CPE Credit for Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)
  • 3 CPE Credit for Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP)
  • 3 CPE Credit of Auditing for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 3 CPE Credit for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)
  • 3 CPE Credit for Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)
  • 3 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 3 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 3 General Credit for Accountant/Bookkeeper (ACCT./BK)
  • 3 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - ICAEW
  • 3 CPD Credit for Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • 3 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - Ireland (CAI)
  • 3 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - Scotland
  • 3 CPD Credit for CPA - Ireland

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About Presenter

Linh Truong

Advisory Board member, Women's Venture Fund

Linh Truong is currently an executive advisor and professional speaker focusing on topics including governance, corporate culture and auditing best practices. Linh was formerly the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) at Orthofix Medical, a global medical device company focused on improving patients' lives by providing superior reconstructive and regenerative orthopedic and spine solutions to physicians worldwide. Linh has 30 years of audit / consulting experience including being the former CAE of Kosmos Energy and Alon USA where she built the respective audit functions from ground zero, including developing all templates for risk assessments, audit programs, audit reports, and Board Audit Committee presentations.  

She has also worked at Hunt Oil, ACS (now Xerox), Credit Suisse Group, and KPMG. Her audit career has provided her the opportunity to live and work in Germany and Switzerland for four years as well as travel throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, parts of Africa and Yemen. She has spearheaded Fraud Risk Assessments and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) initiatives at multiple companies. She has implemented first year SOX at three companies and have streamlined SOX compliance efforts, saving millions of dollars. She has been a speaker at many IIA training events, including the IIA GAM’s Conference in 2019 and the International Conference in 2020, as well as for ISACA and MISTI.

About Company

Women's Venture Fund


Women's Venture Fund turns our clients’ passions and creativity into.profitable and sustainable businesses that can help drive the economy.The organization has served more than 17,000 firms, helping to launch more than 3,200 small businesses through a range of services including entrepreneurial training, technical assistance, advisory services, and small loans. The organization is a Certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). By troubleshooting specific challenges and encouraging women to share their experiences with other entrepreneurs, WVF is able to expedite the growth of businesses participating in our programs.

Since 1996, The Women’s Venture Fund (WVF) has supported women entrepreneurs in New York and New Jersey by launching more than 3,200 small businesses, providing assistance and support to over 17,000 firms and assisting with loan services to 1,700 owners. With a team of dedicated volunteers from the corporate sector, WVF helps clients succeed as business owners who eventually hire employees and contribute to the health of their local economies. Through our individualized advisory services, business training and loan products, WVF shows women how to build their businesses into sustainable enterprises that can exceed their original revenue goals.

Because our clients have established businesses but still face many challenges, WVF expertly guides our clients through issues surrounding credit-worthiness, understanding financial statements, and business development skills. We are committed to helping women access resources and information needed to succeed. WVF is proud of our clients and their determination to live their entrepreneurial dreams.


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Ratings and Review


16 Ratings



Very Good









David Fix, CFE, CPA (US)

Dec 3rd, 2021

Overall good background of internal audit from an experienced auditor

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