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Introducing behavioural risk into audit assignments

Who should attend?

Heads of internal audit, audit managers, senior auditors

What will I learn?

Upon completion you will be able to:

  • understand what behavioural risk is - and how it can impact the way key business risks are managed  
  • case studies that illustrate behavioural risk in practice
  • the psychological and systemic drivers that create behavioural risk and what to do to manage their impact
  • know when and how to incorporate a behavioural risk component into audit planning and audit assignments across a range of areas.

Course programme

  • elements of behavioural risk including – Thinking Fast and Thinking slow (Kahneman), Self-justification Wilful Blindness, Group dynamics, the impact of pressure/stress 
  • case studies including Columbia, Air Asia, Deepwater Horizon, Financial crisis, Barings
  • understanding cultural safety factors – including learning from high reliability organisations – learning culture(s), just culture
  • understanding what you will gain if you add a behavioural element to audit planning and assignment planning
  • knowing how to add a behavioural risk component into an audit assignment and how it will add insight and value.

CPE competency areas covered

  • Professionalism
  • Performance (Organisational governance | Risk management | Internal control
  • Environment (Organisational strategic planning and management)
  • Leadership and communication (Communication)

7 CPE Points



27 November 2024




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