Finance & Accounts

FA 12 Strategic Internal Auditing

Strategic Internal Auditing

Enhance internal audit’s strategic role to improve business performance

Accredited by: LONDON INSTITUTE OF SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SIGNATURE PROGRAMME

Who should attend?

  • Delegates who have some auditing experience, either directly as auditors or from within the quality assurance sector seeking to develop further their auditing skills and best practice approach to the development of the internal audit function in private and public sector organisations.
  • Junior Managers, Fresh Graduates & Final Semester Students to acquire a promising career in a reputable organization.
Course Code: F/A.12
Subject: Finance
Course Fee: £595
Duration: 3 Days
Venue: London School of Economics UK

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course delegates will be able to: 

  • Ensure their reports integrate risk for decision making processes
  • Identify and assess financial crime risks within the control environment
  • Engage effectively with stakeholders and deliver assurance standards on the culture of the organisation
  • Promote and enhance the function of the organisation’s Chief Risk Officer

Course Content

The Role and Function of Internal Audit

  • Key goals of the internal audit function
  • Ensuring auditor objectivity
  • Avoidance of conflicts of interest within auditing
  • Auditor skillset

Conducting Effective Audits

  • Pre-audit planning
  • Effective audit sampling techniques
  • Recording findings during auditing
  • Effective stakeholder engagement

Audit Structures

  • The audit committee’s role
  • Developing the audit charter
  • The external auditor’s role
  • Developing and improving best practices

Financial Crime Risks

  • Money laundering, terrorist financing and sanctions risks
  • AML controls
  • CTF controls
  • Sanctions controls – matches
  • Trade-based money laundering risks
  • Customer due diligence controls
  • Enhanced customer due diligence controls
  • Consideration of money laundering risks in practice evidenced by the organisation
  • Beneficial Ownership Transparency – individuals and entities
  • Testing operational efficiency v. financial crime risk prevention in practice
  • Training and awareness programmes

Audit Report Writing

  • Ensuring objective comments
  • Ensuring use of constructive language
  • Financial crime compliance terms and abbreviations for internal auditors
  • Improvement recommendations
  • Continuous improvement techniques

Risk – Based Auditing

  • Identifying areas of risk
  • Identifying new areas of risk
  • Classification and quantification of risk areas
  • Identifying potential interface of existing and new areas of risk
  • Developing audit and re – audit frequency in alignment with risk
  • Overview of emerging and evolving threats

Conducting Effective Audits

  • The auditor’s role as a consultant
  • Utilising audit reporting to inform organisational policy development
  • Continuous improvement initiatives and supervision
  • Measuring improvement – toolkit for objective measurement and demonstration of audit output improvements

Financial Crime Compliance

  • Record keeping procedures
  • Controls to identify potentially suspicious activities
  • Trade finance transactions
  • Trade processing controls by processing staff
  • Red flagging procedures
  • Pre-determined thresholds systems and controls
  • Escalations
  • Actions taken by senior management
  • Evidence and awareness of senior management evidencing how crime risks evolve in organisational type of business

Engaging with the Audit Structure

  • Making effective recommendations and business cases
  • Presenting information effectively
  • OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities) for internal auditors
  • Contributing meaningfully to the development of the long – term audit strategy
  • Upgrading the profile of internal audit within the organisation

LISD Workshop Special GROUP Package Highlights:

(prices applicable to a group of minimum 8 persons)
*Maximum 15 persons will be enrolled in each workshop

  • 4 Days + 3 Nights Programme
  • Programme Registration with the invoice
  • 2 Scientific Knowledge-sharing sessions
  • Certificate of Participation signed by the authorities
  • 3 Night-accommodation in B&B (Double accommodation)
  • 2 Networking Dinners
  • 3 Lunches
  • 3 Networking Tea/Coffee
  • Airport Group-Pick & Drop Service
  • City Crawl
  • Group Excursion- Famous Tourist Attractions

Generic Schedule:

4 Days/ 3 Nights Programme

Day 1:
Hotel Group Pick-up Service from the nearest Airport to the Bed & Breakfast (Hotel)
Check-in: (between 2:00-4:00 pm)
City Crawl includes Takeaway Lunch and Coffee
(1st Night)

Day 2:
Interactive Learning Sessions: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Includes 2 Tea Breaks + Lunch
7:30 pm Networking Dinner
(2nd Night)

Day 3:
Interactive Learning Session/ Award Ceremony: 9:00 am- 1:00pm
Includes 1 Tea + Lunch
Excursion: 2:00-7:00 pm
Networking Dinner: 7:30 pm
(3rd Night)

Day 4:
Hotel Check-out at 10:00 a.m
Luggage can be Deposited in the Hotel
Free to Shop and Roam (independently)
Back to the Hotel at least 3.5 hours before the flight
Group Drop-off to the Airport

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LISD Workshop Special GROUP Package Highlights:

(prices applicable to a group of minimum 8 persons)
*Maximum 15 persons will be enrolled in each workshop

  • 4 Days + 3 Nights Programme
  • Programme Registration with the invoice
  • 2 Scientific Knowledge-sharing sessions
  • Certificate of Participation signed by the authorities
  • 3 Night-accommodation in B&B (Double accommodation)
  • 2 Networking Dinners
  • 3 Lunches
  • 3 Networking Tea/Coffee
  • Airport Group-Pick & Drop Service
  • City Crawl
  • Group Excursion- Famous Tourist Attractions

Generic Schedule:

4 Days/ 3 Nights Programme

Day 1:
Hotel Group Pick-up Service from the nearest Airport to the Bed & Breakfast (Hotel)
Check-in: (between 2:00-4:00 pm)
City Crawl includes Takeaway Lunch and Coffee
(1st Night)

Day 2:
Interactive Learning Sessions: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Includes 2 Tea Breaks + Lunch
7:30 pm Networking Dinner
(2nd Night)

Day 3:
Interactive Learning Session/ Award Ceremony: 9:00 am- 1:00pm
Includes 1 Tea + Lunch
Excursion: 2:00-7:00 pm
Networking Dinner: 7:30 pm
(3rd Night)

Day 4:
Hotel Check-out at 10:00 a.m
Luggage can be Deposited in the Hotel
Free to Shop and Roam (independently)
Back to the Hotel at least 3.5 hours before the flight
Group Drop-off to the Airport

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