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Top Skills for Internal Audit Management - Webinar (Recorded)

  • Webinar

  • 180 Minutes
  • January 2019
  • Compliance Online
  • ID: 4899948
Why Should You Attend:

Today’s internal audit management function is an ever-expanding role and vital to any business. Many companies consider internal audit as a “training ground” for future management as it provides professionals with key strategic insight into the business. For an organization to truly build credibility within the internal audit function, the skills and organizational positioning of the Chief Audit Executive and Internal Audit management is a critical success factor.

the fortitude and ability to appropriately balance the organization’s needs with the necessity for independence and objectivity. This can be a very difficult issue for even the most experienced executive.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

IA Challenges - Definition, Role
Explore critical hard skills (Business Acumen, IPPF Standards and Business Risks) and soft skills (Drive, Determination and Vision) required of today’s internal auditor.
Identify the requirements of the Internal Professional Practices Framework for Internal Audit.
Explore real-world examples and challenges facing today’s internal audit management.
Identify key concepts to ensure audit management is ready to meet the challenges they face.
Examine legal and ethical standards needed when executing the internal audit management role.
Explore requirements for transitioning into your new role.


Lynn Fountain has over 35 years of experience spanning public accounting, corporate accounting and consulting. She has 20 years of experience working in the areas of internal and external auditing. She is a subject matter expert in multiple fields including internal audit, ethics, fraud evaluations, Sarbanes-Oxley, enterprise risk management, governance, financial management and compliance.

Ms. Fountain has held two chief audit executive positions for international companies. Since 2008, she has served in positions where she was responsible for internal audit, enterprise risk management and Sarbanes-Oxley. Ms. Fountain has a private consulting and training business, and she has developed and delivered leading edge training sessions on COSO, internal audit, ERM, accounting, leadership, governance, compliance and ethics. She delivers training for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Internal Auditors, and multiple seminar and training groups.

Ms. Fountain is the author of two technical books that released in 2015: Raise the Red Flag – The Internal Auditors Guide to Fraud Evaluations; Leading the Internal Audit Function. In addition, Ms. Fountain is a frequent blogger on the LinkedIn platform and has also had numerous articles published in professional and technical publications. She is currently authoring a third technical book on corporate ethics and the internal auditor’s challenge.

She has performed as an adjunct instructor for the School of Business for Grantham University and developed the first internal audit curriculum for the School of Business at the University of Kansas. Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has her CGMA, CRMA credentials and CPA certificate (non-active).