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Dates : 23 - 24 October 2024 (2 days training)

Timing : 9:00 - 16:30 (10:30 - 15 min break / 12:15 -13:15 - lunch break / 14:45 - 15 min break)

CPE Points : 14

Deadline to register : 11 October 2024

Instructor: James C Paterson

Online Training


Heads of internal audit (HIA, CAE) - induction master class


What does it take to be a successful HIA (Chief Audit Executive)? What are the pitfalls and traps to avoid and good practices to take on board? The masterclass will provide:

  • An overview of how IA can add value by effective audit planning, assurance co-ordination and enhancing GRC.
  • Key lean/agile points to drive IA team productivity,
  • The challenges managing and motivating the IA team,
  • Important influencing and political factors to be aware of, and
  • How to ensure an effective QAIP and preparedness for an EQA


Who should attend?

Current heads of audit (CAEs), who want to “take stock” of where they are and new heads of internal audit or deputy HIAs who want to ensure they provide a value adding service and avoid common pitfalls.

What will I learn?

Upon completion you will be able to:

· reflect on the critical success factors in the HIA/CAE role and reasons HIAs can fail

  • consider the crucial importance of role clarity when managing the audit function,
  • benchmark your current organisation, both in terms of quality/insight and efficiency
  • identify key priorities for your team, including those concerning key stakeholders.


Course programme

The key ways that new heads of audit can be derailed


GRC overview

· benchmarking and best practice review of risk management practices and how internal audit might best engage with this.


IA benchmarking and good practice

· review of internal audit best practice so you can benchmark the performance of your function

  • internal audit planning with a focus on adding value
  • assignment quality and productivity
  • reporting effectively – at an assignment level and with key stakeholders.

Coordination with other assurance functions

  • working with other assurance functions and assurance mapping overview.


People-related good practices and challenges

  • staff management practices – team capability, performance management, development and coaching
  • tips and pitfalls in managing senior executives and the audit committee, including political savvy.

Audit strategy

  • developing an internal audit strategy (including key resource and skill challenges) and influencing wider risk and governance developments in your organisation.

CPE competency areas covered

· Professionalism

  • Performance (Organisational governance | Risk management | Internal control)
  • Environment (Organisational strategic planning and management)
  • Leadership and communication (Audit plan and coordinating assurance efforts | Quality assurance and improvement program | Communication).


Heads of internal audit (HIA, CAE) - induction master class

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