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Agile Auditing

Exam Questions: 70
Course Level: Basic
Pages: 334 | Content: 286, Supplemental: 48
NASBA Area of Study: Management Services
Not Acceptable for: Enrolled Agents
Version: 8050

This course will explain an approach to auditing that emphasizes risk-based auditing, collaboration, and speedy delivery of meaningful assessments while ensuring quality results and a focus on the areas that pose the greatest material risks. New technologies like machine learning, virtual conferencing, process automation, and data analytics have changed auditing forever. As these agile processes make their way into the auditing field, this course will help explain how you can introduce greater levels of efficiency and effectiveness into your practice by using this new approach. PLEASE NOTE: Not accepted for Enrolled Agents. All course material provided. No prerequisites. Course level: Basic.

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Table of Contents
  • What is Agile?
  • What is Audit?
  • Traditional Audit Processes and Practices
  • What is Agile Audit?
  • Why Agile Audit?
  • Creating the Agile Mindset
  • Implementing Agile Auditing: Deciding Your Approach and Your Agile Audit Project Roles
  • Implementing Agile Auditing: The Audit Planning Process
  • Implementing Agile Auditing: Planning Agile Audit Engagements
  • Implementing Agile Auditing: Executing the Agile Audit
  • Implementing Agile Auditing: Communicating Agile Audit Results
  • Agile Auditing in the "New Normal" Environment
  • Lean And Agile Auditing
  • Exploring Kanban Agile Auditing
  • Merging Risk-Based Auditing and Integrated Auditing with Agile Auditing
  • Building the Auditor Toolbelt and Self-Managing Audit Teams
  • Preparing Your Organization for Agile Auditing/Creating the Agile Culture
  • Passing Your Quality Assessment Review in an Agile Environment
Objectives
  • To identify the most popular Agile framework
  • To recall the characteristics of various types of audits
  • To recognize the first step of traditional audit planning
  • To recall the characteristics of Agile internal auditing
  • To identify non-value-added tasks for audits
  • To recognize the purpose of Agile auditing
  • To identify the responsibilities of the various Agile audit participants
  • To recognize the characteristics of data-driven risk assessments and audit planning
  • To identify the characteristics of Bruce Tuckman's four stages of group development
  • To recall the Agile team members' most valuable tool to stay in scope
  • To recognize who has final approval authority for a Sprint's completion
  • To identify the steps in the data analytics process
  • To recognize the "seven wastes" used to evaluate audit processes
  • To recall the only Agile framework that creates a feedback loop specific to delivery risks
  • To recognize the characteristics of risk-based auditing (RBA)
  • To recall the Scrum values
  • To recognize favorable conditions for implementing Agile auditing
  • To identify the type of auditor that follows the IIA's International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF)

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