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Internal Auditor Basic Training

Internal Auditor Basic Training

So, you've accepted a new position as an Internal Auditor; congratulations, and welcome to our world!


Join us for a unique, interactive course that "walks you through" the Internal Audit process. The instructors focus on bringing out the "tradecraft" needed to be an effective and efficient internal auditor. "This course is not just for auditors or new auditors. It is for anyone who wants an understanding of the relationship between business objectives, risk, control, assessment and reporting."


This comprehensive internal audit training course is for anyone who wants to have a strong base of knowledge and understanding of the essential audit and the personal skills to become a successful internal auditor. We present the "Audit Life Cycle":

  • Discover how audits are planned (based on an assessment of risk);
  • How audits are conducted (fieldwork including interviewing, identifying internal controls, methods of testing, audit sampling, workpaper documentation)
  • How audits are reported (identifying, prioritizing and communicating internal control deficiencies)
  • How to follow up on audit findings.


We use this delivery approach to allow for a focus on individual development and learning from our very experienced auditor educators.


This timely, five morning CPE internal audit training course is designed for the new internal auditor and individuals who have to create effective audit workpapers in performing internal audits and then communicate the results to management.


Each attendee will receive 18 Auditing CPE Event Hours (YB). A certificate of completion will be provided.

  • Details on Event Presentation

    Offered on Tuesday-Thursday once every six weeks in three six hour sessions for 18 CPE credits.

    The sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central Time Zone. There will be a lunch break from 12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m. each day.

    We can schedule private courses on internal audit on your timetable for two or more attendees.

    NASBA Program Disclosure

    Program Level of Understanding: Basic

    Prerequisites: None Advance

    Preparation: None

    Delivery Format: Group Internet Based

    NASBA Field(s) of Study: Auditing

    CPE Credits: 18, based on 50 minutes of instruction per hour

  • CPE Event Highlights

    • What are Auditing Standards?
    • Understanding Risk Assessment.
    • Understanding the elements of an effective organizational culture.
    • Best Practices in creating an internal audit function.
    • Best Practices in conducting audit fieldwork.
    • Best Practices for testing internal controls and business processes.
    • Audit verbal and written communications defined.
    • Best Practices for testing internal controls.
    • Best Practices in creating internal audit reporting tools.
    • What to include and not include in each audit report.
    • Essential sections of each type of audit report.
    • How to properly document credibility determinations.
    • Principles of clear and concise reporting.

    CCS is your special source for internal audit course and IT audit training both in-person and via webinars.

  • Learning Objectives

    • Understand why the internal audit function exists as a major entity level control.

    • Review the different standards that can be applied to the audit function: IIA, PCAOB, Yellow Book, Green Book, COSO, ISACA, ISO, NIST, etc.

    • How to identify risks at all levels in the Enterprise Risk Model.

    • How to categorize risk and construct an effective internal audit plan that has both strategic and tactical goals.

    • Understand how auditors are not the managers of an organization.

    • Learn the Dr. Kotter's Eight Stage Process to guide the internal audit functions role in creating positive changes in an organization.

    • Understand how an audit is conducted.

    • Understand how to use the S.P.I.N (Situation - Problem - Implication - Need) in interviewing and documenting audit findings.

    • Understand how to create mature business and administrative processes using the elements of a maturity model.

    • How to evaluate and document internal controls.

    • Knowledge of the best techniques for gathering audit evidence.

    • See the importance of preparing quality workpapers.

    • Discuss interpersonal and team-building skills.

    • Understand how to motivate management to create effective "Management Action Plans" concerning audit findings.

    • Review how to create an effective executive summary that calls for executive action concerning audit findings.
    • Understand how to create effective communication elements.
  • Key Issues on the Agenda

    Section 1 Introduction and Overview of the Internal Auditing
    Section 2 Internal Auditing - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
    Section 3 Auditor Guidance
    Section 4 Roles of the Audit Team
    Section 5 Internal vs. External Auditing
    Section 6 Planning the Audit and Assessing Risk
    Section 7 Detailed Audit Planning
    Section 8 Conducting the Audit Fieldwork
    Section 9 The Fine Art of the Audit Interview and "Soft" Skills
    Section 10 Testing the Controls
    Section 11 Internal Controls for Business
    Section 12 Workpaper Documentation
    Section 13 Using Audit Software
    Section 14 Concluding the Audit
    Section 15 Summary of the Audit Cycle
    Section 16 Operational Auditing
    Section 17 EH&S Auditing
    Section 18 Auditing the Revenue Process
    Section 19 Auditing the Disbursement Process
    Section 20 Compliance, Performance and Process Audits
    Section 21 Frauditing - Auditing for Fraud
    Section 22 Information Technology Auditing
    Section 23 Root Cause Analysis
    Section 24 Improving Audit Effectiveness
    Section 25 Introduction and Overview of Audit Communications
    Section 26 Effective Audit Communications
    Section 27 Components of the Audit Report
    Section 28 The High Level Focus: Executive Summary
    Section 29 The Hard Facts: Audit Findings
    Section 30 Recommendations and Corrective Actions
    Section 31 Audit Opinions and Ratings
    Section 32 Audit Report Formatting
    Section 33 Optimizing the Audit Report
    Section 34 Summary and Wrap-Up

  • Summary of the Subject Matter

    The Internal Auditor Basic Training CPE event offers a comprehensive exploration of the fundamental principles and practices essential for aspiring and practicing internal auditors. It provides attendees with a foundational understanding of internal auditing, encompassing key concepts, methodologies, and best practices crucial for effective audit performance.

    Throughout this event, participants can expect to delve into the core components of internal auditing, including risk assessment, control evaluation, and the overall assurance process. The training aims to equip attendees with the requisite knowledge and skills to effectively plan, execute, and report on internal audit engagements, ensuring a robust comprehension of the roles and responsibilities associated with this critical function.

    By attending this training, professionals can enhance their proficiency in conducting risk-based internal audits, understanding the significance of compliance frameworks, and leveraging audit findings to drive organizational improvements. The event serves as an invaluable platform for individuals seeking to establish a strong foundation in internal auditing practices and principles.

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