Tools and techniques

Internal audit is a fast-paced profession. You need to keep up to date with the latest tools, techniques and methodology to meet the demands of the job. Our courses will give you practical guidance on a range of topics we know matter.

Agreeing findings and actions - a collaborative approach

This course provides a clear structure for approaching this task and contains many tips that will help to ensure success.

Assurance mapping and coordination

An assurance map (AMAP) is a tool to ensure key risks are assured across your organisation. Get a thorough understanding of the principles and practical application of AMAPs. 

Audit report writing

Create reports that are clear, logical and convincing, have an impact, and add value to your organisation.

Audit planning - latest requirements and good practice

The audit plan should not just be about the audit plan, it is a key opportunity to strengthen relationships with key stakeholders. In addition, an audit strategy can “set the stage” for many of the things the internal audit function does and how it is perceived.

Data analytics for auditors

This course will provide auditors with practical knowledge and skills for embedding data analytics into their audit work.

Lean and agile auditing

Lean and agile techniques provide tools and techniques to eliminate waste, maximise impact and increase value adding activities – key for many internal audit functions. They also point us towards ways to audit in a progressive way. At the same time, we must remain compliant with IIA standards; so, learn practical ways to be lean and agile whilst having a robust, IIA compliant, audit approach. 

Root cause analysis

Learn how to analyse themes from audit assignments in order to reveal key underlying problems in governance, risk and compliance.

Techniques for effective testing

Learn to design testing activities that are efficient, effective and appropriate, and produce conclusions that are more likely to be accepted by management. 

The basics that matter - scoping and work programme design and delivery

At present, with the impact of Covid, a number of audit teams are questioning some of the basics of their audit approach. Specifically audits that suffer from scope creep and work programmes that take time to create and can easily miss the wood for the trees.

Want to deliver practical training in-house?

We can deliver these courses at your office, saving you time and money. Call us on 020 7819 1922 or read more about in-house training. 

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