Becoming an internal audit trusted advisor
Presented by: Richard F. Chambers
Internal auditors in the 21st century strive to secure and retain a “seat at the table” where they are afforded an opportunity to better comprehend business and strategic risks facing their organisations. Internal audit trusted advisors are welcomed to the table to share assurance and advice. This seminar explores the essence of trust, the role of the trusted advisor, and the nine attributes that the most outstanding internal auditors (trusted advisors) share in common.
Primary source material: Trusted Advisors: Key Attributes of Outstanding Internal Auditors; © 2017 by Richard F. Chambers; Published by The Internal Audit Foundation.
Who should attend
This course is open to all.
What will I learn?
By the end of the seminar, participants will be better able to:
- understand that trust must work both ways in the internal auditor/client relationship.
- articulate a definition of a trusted advisor in the internal audit profession.
- identify the hierarchy of attributes that trusted advisors share in common.
- understand the concept of ethical resilience.
- recognize the sub-characteristics of results-focused and open-minded internal auditors.
- understand intellectual curiosity and critical thinking and be able to differentiate
- recognize the characteristics of dynamic communicators.
- comprehend the strategies for building and sustaining professional relationships built on
- identify the traits of inspirational leaders.
- understand the importance of technical expertise in being a trusted advisor.
CPE competency areas covered
- Leadership and communication