Risk Based Internal Auditor
Advanced Diploma Program

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Course Overview

This course is designed to help internal auditors to understand best practices in internal audit reporting. This course also provides knowledge to demonstrate your ability to:
→ Develop a collaborative approach while completing the audit
→ Enhance your communication skills
→ Focus on core findings to maximize outcomes
→ Focus on strategic organizational risks while reporting
→ Add value for your organization and for the auditee

Key Takeaways

Implement risk management principles and differentiate between the various risk management frameworks
Identify the highest risks to their organization meeting its objectives
Gain a mastery of the Risk- Based Internal Audit Framework and how to apply it at their organization
Develop a truly risk-based internal audit plan, not just risk rank an audit uni- verse based on something other than organizational objectives
Apply a risk-based approach at the audit engagement level

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Course Outline

Part 1
→ The “Big Picture” of business
→ Understanding performance, risk and compliance in relation to internal audits
→ Definition of internal auditing
→ Types of internal audits
→ Internal audit professional standards
→ The evolving role of internal audit
→ The future of internal audit
→ Audit universe approaches
→ The use of frameworks
→ The Risk-Based Internal Audit Framework
Part 2
→ Understanding external and internal context
→ Understanding and assessing culture
→ Understanding stakeholders
→ Understanding objectives and strategies
→ The nature of risk
→ Identifying opportunities, threats and requirements
→ Identification methods
→ Inherent and residual risk
→ Risk analysis criteria and decision-making guidelines
→ Risk appetite
→ Risk tolerance
→ Risk capacity
→ Assessing reward, risk and compliance
→ How to measure risk
→ Responding to risks: (Terminate, Tolerate, Treat, or Transfer)
→ Internal controlss
Part 3
→ Risk standards: (ISO 31000, COSO Enterprise Risk Management, OCEG GRC Capability Framework)
→ Risk language issues and risk models
→ The role of internal audit in risk facilitation
→ Relationship between risk and internal audit
→ Acceptable and unacceptable involvements of internal auditing the risk management process
→ Fraud
→ Identifying and assessing fraud risks
→ Elements in an effective fraud detection program
→ Developing the audit universe
→ Audit plan development
→ Integrating the risk based audit plan into the overall risk agenda
Part 4
→ Planning a risk-based internal audit
→ Performing a risk-based internal audit
→ Assessing residual risk for the audit project
→ Report writing
→ Reporting results to management and the audit committee
→ Audit committee matrix
→ Monitoring management action plans
→ Coordinating efforts with other assurance providers
→ Use of specialists
Part 5

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
→ Internal auditors
→ Internal audit seniors
→ Internal audit managers
→ Internal audit directors
→ Chief Audit Executives
→ Risk management professionals
→ Risk managers


What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
Most of our public courses are delivered in English language. You need to be proficient in English to be able to fully participate in the workshop and network with other delegates. For in-house courses we have the capability to train in Arabic, Dutch, German and Portuguese.
Are LEORON Public courses certified by an official body/organization?
LEORON Institute partners with 20+ international bodies and associations.We also award continuing professional development credits (CPE/PDUs) for:1. NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) 2. Project Management Institute PDUs 3. CISI credits 4. GARP credits 5. HRCI recertification credits 6. SHRM recertification credits
What is the deadline for registering to a public course?
The deadline to register for a public course is 14 days before the course starts. Kindly note that occasionally we do accept late registrations as well, but this needs to be confirmed with the project manager of the training program or with our registration desk that can be reached at +1071 4 1075 5711 or
What does the course fee cover?
The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.
Does LEORON give discounts?
Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.


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