Beyond the Basics: Essential Skills & Practices
12/9/2021 8:00 AM 12/10/2021 5:00 PM


​Venue: Rainbow Towers Harare
Cost: Members ZWL29,700; Non-Members ZWL40,300

Course Content

Registration closes 8 December 2021

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Are you proficient in the foundational tools and techniques of internal audit but need to go beyond the basics? This workshop is designed for those that want to learn several of the essential skills and practices that are embedded in The IIA’s Global Internal Audit Competency Framework. The content is designed to engage you on real-world scenarios and case studies that will help you identify opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the internal audit process.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course participants will be able to confidently and proficiently:

  • Employ critical thinking skills in applying key principles in IPPF guidance to real-world internal audit challenges
  • Compare major risk management and internal control frameworks and apply risk and control frameworks in real-world internal audit activities
  • Evaluate the risk responses and key controls needed to complete a top-down risk assessment
  • Apply business acumen and critical thinking skills in audit project planning
  • Identify the types of evidence used to meet audit project objectives
  • Apply persuasion, collaboration, and critical thinking in communicating audit results
  • Apply process improvement techniques and innovation to identify opportunities to improve the internal audit activity.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for internal auditors with 1–5 years of experience who need to move to the next level in internal audit, adding value and providing future-focused insight when performing audit engagements.

Topics to be Covered

  1. Everyday Applications of the IPPF
  2. Top-Down Risk Assessment & Control Evaluation
  3. Audit Project Planning
  4. Audit Project Work Execution
  5. Communicating the Results
  6. Internal Audit Improvement and Innovation