Beyond Audit

Exam Questions: 70
Course Level: Basic
Pages: 238 | Content: 222, Supplemental: 16
NASBA Area of Study: Auditing
Not Acceptable for: Enrolled Agents
Version: 8010B

This course will look at operational efficiencies of the current business environment, including remote work, and identify "true process risks" to ensure that testing can be focused and add value. It will also detail an innovative self-assessment tool that scores audit department strengths and looks at opportunities for improvement. You'll find it to be a valuable resource for audit teams of any size and shape. PLEASE NOTE: Not accepted for Enrolled Agents. All course material provided. No prerequisites. Course level: Basic.

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Table of Contents
  • What Happened?
  • Understanding the Remote Approach
  • Marketing the Internal Audit Department
  • Building an Effective Audit Team
  • The Methodology - Objective Recognition
  • Audit Fieldwork
  • The Methodology - Partner Results
  • Internal Audit Value
  • Internal Audit Dashboards
  • Communication Focus
  • Analyzing Internal Audit
  • How Good Is Audit?
  • Focused on Learning
  • To identify the cornerstone of the audit department
  • To recall audit survey question best practices
  • To recognize the three pillars of internal audit
  • To identify the eight core remote auditor skills
  • To identify the only true source for business objectives
  • To recognize the Beyond Audit baseline workpaper components
  • To identify the characteristics of the five components used for internal audit reports
  • To recall the steps for creating an action plan
  • To recognize the steps that comprise the DDIO method for developing effective dashboards
  • To identify the three pillars of relationship building
  • To recognize the categories of the Audit Risk Barometer (ARB) process
  • To identify the four foundations for becoming a change agent
  • To recall the skills developed under various trainings described on the Learning Map

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