Objectives of the Presentation
Having an effective audit manual will make the difference between having a tool that assists in effective audits, consulting engagements and internal confidential investigations and not having the proper guidance required to ensure your audit department is equipped to be successful. Taking a proactive stance on authoring an audit manual can result in cost savings to organizations for costly training, not to mention invaluable comfort to Management that auditors are performing in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) standards. This course will provide you with a basic understanding of different elements that should be included in an effective audit manual, different ways to present different types of audits and what the standards dictate, how to plan, perform and report results of an internal, consulting engagement or confidential investigation audit. Examples of templates will be provided for every step included in the audit processes.
Why should you Attend
This webinar will instruct attendees on how to develop an internal audit manual and offer start to finish instructions and templates on how to perform different types of audits given the project description. Audit fieldwork, audit reporting and follow-up, work-paper filing, and project closure are some of the other areas the webinar will cover.
- Identify and collect essential pre-audit background information
- A basic understanding of the most popular types of internal audit projects
- The areas included in an audit manual
- Planning audit objectives, scope and developing an audit work program - Audit Planning
- Audit Fieldwork
- Audit Reporting and Follow-up, Work-paper filing and Project Closure
- The audit manual for a consulting engagement and confidential investigation
Colorado Public Utilities Commission
Marna Steuart has been in the audit industry for over twenty years. Ms. Steuart began her career with a Big Four firm as an external auditor, then as an internal auditor in several different capacities within several different industries. Ms. Steuart obtained her Certified Fraud Examiner license in 2007 and was the main fraud investigator for five years at a large utility company. She was responsible for performing and updating the fraud risk assessment on an annual basis and conducting over fifty internal fraud investigations during her time at this organization.
- Internal Audit Management interested in developing an audit manual for different types of audits
- Professionals responsible for or interested in developing an audit manual and/or performing audits