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Continuous Auditing – Reducing Costs and Increasing Productivity

Continuous auditing is a hot topic among auditors across the globe, because it can continuously monitor controls and data – testing 100% of the data rather than a limited sample.  But it is not easy to implement the technique as part of a risk-based internal audit program.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

In this session, participants will learn how to build a program that uses top-down and risk-based auditing concepts and continuous auditing/monitoring techniques to deliver continuous risk and control assurance to stakeholders. 

Who should attend?

This timely, two-day seminar is designed for internal audit management, compliance managers, controllers, CFO’s and others who have to create value within the internal audit function.
Other GRC Courses in our Portfolio Include: - The SOFT Audit – An Integrated Audit Seminar - IT Assurance & Controls - ERM – Managing Risk for Strategic Advantage - Optimising your Sarbanes-Oxley Assessment Process

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

- Why leading internal audit functions are moving from a traditional focus on controls to a risk-centric, continuous auditing approach- 

- The value of providing assurance to key stakeholders that processes to manage risk are effective and the related controls are healthy

- An operating model for internal audit that delivers continuous risk and control assurance (CRCA), leveraging risk monitoring, controls and data auditing, and the work of other assurance providers

- The need for continuous monitoring of risks, to ensure that the auditing program remains focused on today’s risks

- Why continuous auditing cannot be achieved through technology alone. Some controls, such as performance of physical inventory counts or a manager’s review of a reconciliation, have to be tested in other ways

- The debate – continuous auditing vs. continuous auditing: which is the ‘right’ approach? If management should be expected to own monitoring, why should internal audit perform continuous auditing?

- The need to change the audit report process to communicate the results of the continuous monitoring/auditing program oHow does a continuous auditing program change the staffing and organization of the internal audit function?

- Practical guidance for implementing CRCA, including how it can include continuous fraud detection

- Advice for the selection of enabling technology  Participants will complete exercises and case studies to reinforce and build on these topics.

Benefits to you

·Discuss what continuous auditing really is. Is it the continuous monitoring of transactions, or the continuous testing of controls – or is it a combination of both?

·Realize that some controls (such as physical inventory counts or the review of reconciliations) cannot be tested by technology alone

·Appreciate why leading internal audit functions are moving from a traditional focus on controls to a risk-centric, continuous auditing approach

·Understand the value of providing assurance to key stakeholders that risk management practices are effective and the controls required to manage those risks are healthy

·Consider whether internal audit should promote continuous monitoring by management instead of (or in addition to) its own continuous auditing

·Learn how internal audit can leverage continuous monitoring by management and the work done by other assurance groups ·Understand the need for continuous monitoring of risk

·Build an operating model for internal audit that delivers continuous risk and control assurance (CRCA), leveraging risk monitoring, controls and data auditing, and the work of other assurance providers

 ·Build continuous fraud detection into your CRCA program

 ·Learn some best practices for implementing continuous auditing

·Intelligently select enabling technology

Earn valuable CPE continuing education credits

Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

2 days Day Course

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