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One Day Seminar: Improving Audit Efficiency

Course Code: IAD410 CPE Hours: 8
Course Start Date: January 24, 2019 Course End Date: January 24, 2019
Time: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM Registration Deadline : January 17, 2019
Level of course: Level 1 Trainer: Stan Dormer
Competency areas: Internal Audit Delivery [IAD] Course venue: M Hotel Singapore/Oasia Hotel Novena
Course fee (IIA/ ISACA member): $770.40 (Inclusive of GST) Course fee (non-member): $995.10 (Inclusive of GST)
Other Memberships valid for discount: 10% off non-member rate for ISCA and ACCA member
Lunch Provided: Yes Tea Break: Yes
Course Overview:

This seminar uses strategies, tools and techniques to help you to improve your efficiency as a team and that can also help you improve the value and business relevance of your work. The session will also help you to think about how to set about improving the internal audit process itself.

Participants will spend a good proportion of course time discussing issues or dealing with the practicalities of auditing.

The seminar is accompanied by a fully detailed manual that contains detailed course notes, examples and practical work.

This seminar is suitable for auditors who are keen to improve the internal audit process.

Course description :

Upon completion you will be able to:
• deploy thoughtful visualisation techniques to help improve the evaluation of processes, risks and controls;
• execute strategies to help optimise the audit process;
• deploy software tools to help improve audit performance and the scope of reviews performed; and
• use techniques to improve both the speed of production and the quality of audit reports.

Tools that have impact: Visual and analytical influencing
• why is visualisation important to my report readers?
• visualisation: highlighting control structures
• visualisation: highlighting risks
• visualisation: alternative work flows
• visualisation: roles and segregation
• visualisation: risk and control strengths using themes
• analytics: cost resourcing – process quantification
• analytics: activity cost comparisons to determine optimum flow
• analytics: calculating the cost of controls.

Techniques to target value and efficiency: Audit process optimisation
• what really adds value?
• matters that impact perceived value added through the audit function
• applying LEAN to internal audit
• audit process optimisation: creating better flow and sequence
• audit optimisation: using both serial and parallel activity
• audit optimisation: time cycles and wait states
• agile – how is this relevant to internal auditors?
• agile – how it might be applied to internal audit.

Tools that help improve performance and scope: Software (standard, low cost or free)
• tools to help persuasion and influencing
• tools to assist or speed up common tasks
• tools to assist it audit
• tools to assist retrieval of text and values from documents
• tools to assist fuzzy data matching
• tools to help paperless working
• tools to assist visualization

Techniques that target bottlenecks: Improving the report writing process
• report writing: quality improvements – self checking guidelines
• report writing: quality improvements – managerial and team rules
• report writing: speed improvements – sparse reporting
• report writing: speed improvements – bottlenecks and pinch points

Mr Stan Dormer, BSc FIIA, is a recognised expert in the field of auditing, risk, information systems technologies and governance.

The Director of Education and Training for Mindgrove, UK Stan's career spans more than three decades of professional assignments. Stan's work has included research, risk and project management, IT security, compliance and auditing and the development of training and learning systems.
Internationally respected, Stan is highly regarded for his innovation, knowledge and enthusiasm within his subject areas.

A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors and co-founder of the Institute's COMPACS series of conferences that ran for 21 years, Stan runs a variety of annual training programmes on the Institute's behalf.

Stan is the author of numerous IT articles and publications, as well as primary learning programmes supporting professional level qualifications (MIIA, PIIA, QiCA, CISA) for auditors. With his in-depth knowledge and expertise, Stan has run Master-Classes at numerous conferences including: SOPAC IIA Australia and NZ; Europe's biggest computer security event – COMPSEC; the Institute of Chartered Accountants' IT specialist forum – CHARTAC; CIPFA events; global ISACA events; the all-Ireland series of Computer Audit and Security Conferences – COSAC; the pan-African information security and control conferences – ISM; and the member meetings of The Open Group and the ACE Audit Automation series of conferences.

Stan was the inventor of the first practical Resident Continuous Audit Monitoring system embedded in an operating system. His developments include an integrated risk driven audit methodology, a formal approach to the development of Enterprise Risk Architectures, and most recently the successful development and use of Process Engineering methods in Auditing.

You can utilise the training credits which will expire on 31 May 2019 for this training/seminar,etc. Please contact to verify the availability of your training credits.

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Group Discount
Register as a group of 4 or more participants for the same course and enjoy a 10% group discount!
Applicable for participants from the same company registered within the same day. Discount will be indicated and processed on a single invoice.

Terms and Conditions
1. Registered participants will be liable for the full fee even in the event of non-attendance.
2. A processing fee of $100 will be imposed for any cancellation. Cancellation must be submitted in writing 7 days prior to the event date and subject to IIAS’s approval. Substitutions will be permitted and conditions will apply.
3. All registrations must "Proceed to Payment" to complete registration. Full payment must be received prior the course commencement.
4. Contact Person will be notified VIA EMAIL upon successful registration of the course. 
5. Complimentary parking will be provided on a first-come-first-served-basis.
6. IIAS reserves the right to revise the programme as necessary.
7. IIAS reserves the right to cancel or postpone the training should the minimum class size is not met.


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