Course Code: GES288
Explore mandatory guidance including the definition of internal auditing, ethics, and international standards.
Learn about internal control, risk, conducting internal audit engagements, and audit tools and techniques.
Understand how to manage the internal audit function and manage individual engagements.
Master an understanding of fraud risks and controls.
Study governance, business ethics, risk management, organizational structure, business processes, and communication.
Explore management, leadership principles, IT, business continuity, financial management, and global business environments.
Part 1 – Internal Audit Basics
I. Mandatory Guidance
A. Definition of Internal Auditing
B. Code of Ethics
C. International Standards
II. Internal Control / Risk
A. Types of Controls
B. Management Control Techniques
C. Internal Control Framework Characteristics and Use
D. Alternative Control Frameworks
E. Risk Vocabulary and Concepts
F. Fraud Risk Awareness
III. Conducting Internal Audit Engagements – Audit Tools and Techniques
A. Data Gathering
B. Data Analysis and Interpretation
C. Data Reporting
D. Documentation / Work Papers
E. Process Mapping, Including Flowcharting
F. Evaluate Relevance, Sufficiency, and Competence of Evidence
Part 2 – Internal Audit Practice
I. Managing the Internal Audit Function
A. Strategic Role of Internal Audit
B. Operational Role of IA
C. Establish Risk-Based IA Plan
II. Managing Individual Engagements
A. Plan Engagements
B. Supervise Engagement
C. Communicate Engagement Results
D. Monitor Engagement Outcomes
III. Fraud Risks and Controls
A. Consider the potential for fraud risks and identify common types of fraud associated with the engagement area during the engagement planning process
B. Determine if fraud risks require special consideration when conducting an engagement
C. Determine if any suspected fraud merits investigation
D. Complete a process review to improve controls to prevent fraud and recommend changes
E. Employ audit tests to detect fraud
F. Support a culture of fraud awareness, and encourage the reporting of improprieties
G. Interrogation/investigative techniques – Awareness Level (A)
H. Forensic auditing – Awareness Level (A)
Part 3 – Internal Audit Knowledge Elements
I. Governance / Business Ethics
A. Corporate/Organizational Governance Principles – Proficiency Level (P)
B. Environmental and Social Safeguards
C. Corporate Social Responsibility
II. Risk Management - Proficiency Level (P)
A. Risk Management Techniques
B. Organizational Use of Risk Frameworks
III. Organizational Structure/Business Processes and Risks
A. Risk/Control Implications of Different Organizational Structures
C. Typical Schemes in Various Business Cycles
D. Business Process Analysis
E. Inventory Management Techniques and Concepts
F. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)/Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)/E-commerce
G. Business Development Life Cycles
H. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Framework
I. Outsourcing Business Processes
B. Stakeholder Relationships
V. Management / Leadership Principles
A. Strategic Management
B. Organizational Behavior
C. Management Skills/Leadership Styles
D. Conflict Management
E. Project Management / Change Management
VI. IT / Business Continuity
B. Application Development
C. System Infrastructure
D. Business Continuity
VII. Financial Management
A. Financial Accounting and Finance
B. Managerial Accounting
VIII. Global Business Environment
A. Economic / Financial Environments
B. Cultural / Political Environments
C. Legal and Economics — General Concepts
D. Impact of Government Legislation and Regulation on Business
This is not an instructor facilitated course; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.
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The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. You will receive unlimited Practice Assessments, and a PDF textbook with the course.
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