Certificate In Internal Audit
A Series Of Training Certificates For Audit Professionals
Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai, UAE
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Overview
Modern day internal audit is energetic and electrifying, adding real value to the organisation and operating at the highest levels. The reputation of many audit functions is soaring – it is increasingly recognised as a catalyst for change and a business partner. As a consequence of this, internal auditors have to have the full range of knowledge and skills to ensure that they can carry out their function at world class levels.

Certificate In Internal Audit is a series of five training courses which will cover everything you need to know as an auditor, regardless of your level of experience. The series will introduce you to worldwide best practice and will challenge your thinking about the whole approach to audit, writing reports and planning the audit process.

Each course is aimed at auditors of any level of experience and you will find a course relevant to you and your training needs.
Courses
8 – 12 February 2015
30 August – 3 September 2015
26 – 30 October 2014
Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai, UAE
8 – 12 March 2015
12 – 16 October 2014
Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai, UAE
15 – 19 March 2015
19 – 23 October 2014
Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai, UAE
24 – 28 May 2015
7 – 11 December 2014
Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai, UAE
31 May – 4 June 2015
14 – 18 December 2014
Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai, UAE
30 CPE Credits
Overview
This course covers everything you need to know as a newcomer to Internal Audit regarding the most effective audit practices. People are joining Internal Audit from a variety of backgrounds and the function is becoming much more operationally rather than financially based. The course will introduce you to the worldwide best practice and how to apply it.
Course Content
  • What Is Internal Audit?
  • The professional standards
  • How does the role differ from other assurance providers?
  • Audit skills
  • The modern approach to IA
  • Preparing for an audit
  • The need for a risk based approach
  • Meeting management expectations
  • Internal Audit and the external relationship
  • Developing team relationships
  • The audit manual
  • Audit interviews
  • Audit programmes and testing
  • The challenges of audit reporting
Who Should Attend
  • New entrants to Internal Audit
  •  Internal auditors with up to 18 months’ experience
  • Those returning to or already working in Internal Audit who need practical guidance on the changing role of the function
  •  Personnel in other functions who need a better understanding on the modern Internal Audit role
Benefits Of Attending
  1. Practice the skills required by a modern auditor
  2. Apply the professional standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors
  3. Deliver a range of audit assignments
I - Essentials Of Internal Audit Event Code Book 11 weeks before Book 8 weeks before Final Fee
8 – 12 February 2015 BC5833 US$ 4,495 US$ 4,995 US$ 5,195
30 August – 3 September 2015 BC5838 US$ 4,495 US$ 4,995 US$ 5,195
26 – 30 October 2014 BC5387A US$ 4,395 US$ 4,895 US$ 5,195
Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions will recieve a Certificate of Attendance.

For further information and Group Discounts contact +971 4 335 2483 or email a.watts@iirme.com
30 CPE Credits
Overview

The course is designed to enable you to develop the key skills of a modern auditor – communication, teamwork, negotiation, planning and time management – to name but a few.

The course will be particularly beneficial for those supervising assignments, lead auditors and those being asked to lead audit teams. It is designed to challenge your thinking about the whole approach to writing and reviewing audit reports – it is targeted at both new auditors and also more experienced personnel. You will also be introduced to the new ideas in the IA profession and how to apply them.

Course Content
  • Worldwide trends In Internal Audit
  • How can a better understanding of the role be gained?
  • The role of the modern auditor
  • The different requirements and challenges facing ia in major sectors in the GCC And MENA region
  • Initial planning
  • The audit manual
  • Organising the assignment
  • Risk based auditing
  • Audit programmes
  • Fieldwork techniques
  • Use of Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAATs)
  • The problems with audit reports
  • Analysis of actual reports
Who Should Attend
  • This course will be particularly useful for delegates that have previously attended the Certificate In Internal Audit I – Essentials Of Internal Audit course
  • It will also be very beneficial to auditors or other assurance professionals who need to significantly improve their reports – as this topic is covered in depth
  • Personnel in other functions who need a wider understanding of the modern Internal Audit role or want to improve their reports
Benefits Of Attending
  • Perform a self-analysis of your skills and techniques
  • Improve your audit manual
  • Plan and lead assignments effectively
II -The Developing Internal Auditor Event Code Book 11 weeks before Book 8 weeks before Final Fee
8 – 12 March 2015 BC5834 US$ 4,495 US$ 4,995 US$ 5,195
12 – 16 October 2014 BC5223 US$ 4,395 US$ 4,895 US$ 5,195
Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions will recieve a Certificate of Attendance.

For further information and Group Discounts contact +971 4 335 2483 or email a.watts@iirme.com
30 CPE Credits
Overview
Audit functions that are able to focus their efforts towards the significant risk in their organisations are able to concentrate their limited resources on the issues which drive business goals and aspirations. In consequence audit plans are directed at the issues, which really matter. This course provides all the latest developments. Furthermore, a participative approach whereby auditors and managers work together to identify, assess and control business risks significantly enhances the level of assurance and reduces the chances of nasty surprises – a huge benefit in these more difficult times.
Course Content
  • What is risk based audit?
  • The nature of risk
  • Business risk                                                                                                                    
  • Risk identification and evaluation
  • The role of Internal Audit in risk facilitation
  • Assessment of risk mitigation
  •  Risk and Internal Audit
  •  Embedding the process
  • The Internal Audit role
  • Strategic audit planning
  • Tactical audit panning
  • The converging roles of the assurance providers
  • Planning a Risk Based Audit( RBA)
  • The RBA Approach
  • Relationships with the board and audit committees
Who Should Attend
  • Heads of audit, audit managers and senior auditors
  • Auditors responsible for developing or implementing a risk based approach
  • Other assurance professionals such as those in compliance and QA functions who are wanting to develop their risk based approach
  • Managers and directors of business functions – to aid their knowledge of a risk based audit approach
  • This course will be highly beneficial for delegates that have previously attended the Certificate In Internal Audit II – The Developing Internal Auditor or Certificate In Internal Audit I – Essentials Of Internal Audit
Benefits Of Attending
  1. Apply the concepts and practical approaches to risk based audit
  2. Advise management on the identification, mitigation and control of risks
  3. Challenge management and sell the benefits of proactive risk management
III -Risk Based Auditing Event Code Book 11 weeks before Book 8 weeks before Final Fee
15 – 19 March 2015 BC5835 US$ 4,495 US$ 4,995 US$ 5,195
19 – 23 October 2014 BC5224 US$ 4,395 US$ 4,895 US$ 5,195
Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions will recieve a Certificate of Attendance.

For further information and Group Discounts contact +971 4 335 2483 or email a.watts@iirme.com
30 CPE Credits
Overview

An advanced and innovative auditing strategy coupled with effective implementation can greatly enhance the departmental value added and company-wide support of your auditing function.

Expertise in the more technical business areas is essential to maintain a stable foundation from which your company can effectively compete in the Middle East environment. The biggest challenges to modern Internal Audit functions will be covered during this course – including auditing your organisations reputation and brand.

Course Content
  • Recent professional guidance and practice advisory statements
  • The key aspects of Corporate Governance   
  • Auditing governance readiness
  • Auditing The Risk Management (RM) process
  • Auditing the audit committee process
  • Continuous auditing
  • Auditing complex business areas
  • Auditing brand and reputation
  • Auditing Joint Ventures (JVs) and partnerships
  • Reviewing a current JV Or partnership
  • Auditing outsourced contracts
  • Auditing business continuity management
  • Social responsibility, ethics and meeting stakeholder expectations
Who Should Attend
  • Senior auditors
  • Audit managers and those about to be appointed to that role
  • Auditors that need to audit projects, contracts or technical business areas
  • Assurance professionals who need to assess technical issues
  • Assurance providers that need a greater understanding of Corporate Governance
  • This course will be beneficial as a development aid for delegates that have previously attended the Certificate In Internal Audit II – The Developing Internal Auditor course
Benefits Of Attending
  1. Assess Internal Audit’s contribution as a function
  2. Audit Corporate Governance effectiveness
  3. Audit the risk management process
IV - Advanced Audit Techniques Event Code Book 11 weeks before Book 8 weeks before Final Fee
24 – 28 May 2015 BC5836 US$ 4,495 US$ 4995 US$ 5,195
7 – 11 December 2014 BC5225 US$ 4,395 US$ 4,895 US$ 5,195
Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions will recieve a Certificate of Attendance.

For further information and Group Discounts contact +971 4 335 2483 or email a.watts@iirme.com
30 CPE Credits
Overview

This course is unique in that it is targeted specifically to the most senior assurance professionals – and is based on a series of round table discussions on the key aspects of a modern Internal Audit function – and the challenges faced by the ever changing world economy.

A wide range of key topics will be discussed – such as meeting the changing needs of stakeholders, developing more proactive relationships with the Audit Committee, auditing corporate social responsibility and the challenges of making successful presentations.

Course Content
  • The future of internal audit in the MENA region
  • The significant changes in the Internal Audit role
  • Meeting stakeholder expectations
  • Benchmarking or quality assuring your IA function
  • Recent professional guidance and practice advisory statements 2013
  • Proactive audit committee relationships
  • Building world-class internal audit teams
  • Challenges for Internal Audit risk and governance
  • Risk management and Internal Audit
  • Corporate Governance and the IA role
  • Strategic audit planning
  • Managing the audit process
  • Working paper review
  • Consultancy assignments
Who Should Attend
  • Heads of Internal Audit
  • Audit Managers and those about to be appointed to that role
  • Directors responsible for Internal Audit
  • Heads of other assurance functions such as Compliance or Quality Assurance
  • This course is specifically for the most senior audit professionals
Benefits Of Attending
  1. Benchmark your IA function against worldwide best practice
  2. Make the transition from a good function to a great one
  3. Quality assure your function in line with IIA requirements
V - Leading The Internal Audit Function Event Code Book 11 weeks before Book 8 weeks before Final Fee
31 May – 4 June 2015 BC5837 US$ 4,495 US$ 4,995 US$ 5,195
14 – 18 December 2014 BC5226 US$ 4,395 US$ 4,895 US$ 5,195
Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions will recieve a Certificate of Attendance.

For further information and Group Discounts contact +971 4 335 2483 or email a.watts@iirme.com
Who Should Attend
Who Should Attend Certificate In Internal Audit
Benefits Of Attending

Essentials Of Internal Audit

  1. Gain a broad knowledge of the internal audit function, how it has changed and what these changes mean to an organisation
  2. Understand the different types of audit and know when to use them
  3. Develop the skills to write a report with impact that persuades management to accept your recommendations


The Developing Internal Auditor

  1. Overcome the challenges of the internal audit role
  2. Enhance audit effectiveness
  3. Make your reports easier to write, easier to review and easier for management to implement


Risk Based Auditing

  1. Significantly enhance the level of assurance and reduces the chances of nasty surprises by introducing participative approach whereby auditors and managers work together to identify, assess and control business risks
  2. This course provides all the latest developments, features interactive voting and includes many new topics
  3. Focus your efforts towards the significant risk in your organisations to concentrate your limited resources on the issues which drive business goals and aspirations

Advanced Audit Techniques

  1. Discover how to assess internal audit's contribution as a function
  2. Learn how to audit corporate governance, the audit committee and conduct other challenging audits
  3. Explore the techniques of continuous audit and environmental auditing


Leading The Internal Audit Function

  1. A wide range of key topics will be discussed - such as meeting the changing needs of stakeholders, developing more proactive relationships with the Audit Committee, auditing corporate social responsibility and the challenges of making successful presentations
  2. The event represents a superb opportunity to meet your peers from both your sector and others and develop new approaches to the difficult challenges facing audit managers and Heads of Audit today
  3. The course also includes opportunities to discuss issues of your choosing with fellow decision makers in the IA profession
In Association With

    The George Washington University (GWU)
    Website: http://www.sbpm.gwu.edu

    The George Washington University School of Business is dedicated to excellence in its teaching and research about management within the United States and internationally. The school has a 75-year history of preparing men and women for leadership in both the private and public sectors. Known internationally for its dedication to academic excellence, the school draws students from all parts of the US and around the world. For further information on George Washington University School of Business, please visit their website www.sbpm.gwu.edu

    As Informa Middle East's academic partner, GW reviews a selected range Informa business and finance certificate courses and programmes. Delegates successfully completing these courses receive an Informa/GW Certificate of Completion. GW is also our academic partner for ESI courses.


    Phil Griffiths
    Founder and Managing Director
    Business Risk Management Ltd., UK

    Phil Griffiths
    is Founder and Managing Director of Business Risk Management Ltd. A Chartered Accountant, he has over 25 years’ experience in risk management, internal audit and fraud prevention as a practitioner, professional adviser, facilitator and trainer. He has held top management positions with a number of international groups, in roles embracing finance, IT and general management.

    His specialisms are:

    • Assisting senior management to identify, manage and then exploit the risks within their business via facilitated business risk management programmes
    • Helping internal audit functions to implement world class standards
    • Developing fraud prevention, detection and investigation programmes tailored specifically to clients’ requirements
    • Training both private and public sector organisations in all the above disciplines

    Phil is recognised as an accomplished and charismatic facilitator, trainer and lecturer having advised many renowned organisations, coordinated toplevel events and addressed national and international conferences on a wide range of critical business topics.

    He has worked extensively with all sectors in the Gulf during the past 10 years to enable organisations to exploit their potential by managing their strategic risks and/or enhancing the effectiveness of their internal audit services.

    He is a renowned author and writer – his most recent book, Risk Based Auditing, was published in 2006.



    Dusit Thani Hotel

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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    Phone: +971 4 343 3333
    Fax: +971 4 343 4222
    Web: http://www.dusit.com/dusitthani/dubai/default-en.html


    Dusit Thani Dubai hotel is an iconic five star hotel that captures the essence of Thailand in the vibrant centre of Dubai's Business District. With easy access to business and leisure pursuits, this luxury hotel is located a few minutes from the World Trade Centre, Dubai's International Convention Centre, Dubai International Financial Centre, Burj Dubai, Dubai Mall and is a short drive to Dubai's International Airport and major shopping malls.

    Dusit Thani Dubai is the only five-star hotel in the UAE that combines modern luxuries with the warmth and grace of traditional Thai hospitality. The hotel building was designed to resemble the Thai "wai" (a gesture of greeting, welcome, and thanks. Both hands are pressed together to resemble a lotus flower.) Stepping inside Dusit Thani Dubai, guests will instantly experience a sense of warm welcome and tranquility. The hotel's 321 rooms and suites are furnished to ensure guests' highest comfort with touches of Thai design., while the hotel associates are always on hand to help take care of even the smallest details to make each guest's stay a unique and memorable experience.

    Dining at Dusit Thani Dubai provides a gastronomic experience second to none. Our signature restaurant, Benjarong, offers authentic Royal Thai cuisine in a traditional Thai setting with Thai classical dance and music performances, while Dusit Thani Dubai's Friday Brunch is recognized as one of the best in the city and has become a Dubai must-do.


    Total Rooms 321
    Total Floors 36
    Year Opened 2001
    Hotel Type 5 star

    Location

    Five minutes away from Dubai's World Trade Centre and Exhibition Halls. 20-minute drive from Dubai International Airport.


    Accomodation

    Special delegate rates have been negotiated at selected hotels and we highly recommend you secure your room reservation at the earliest to avoid last minute inconvenience. You can contact the Hospitality Desk for required assistance on:

    Phone: +971 4 407 2693
    Fax: +971 4 407 2517
    Email: hospitality@informa.com

    VISAS

    Delegates requiring visas should contact the hotel they wish to stay at directly, as soon as possible. Visas for non-GCC nationals may take several weeks to process.

    Sheraton Hotel, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, UAE

    Dubai


    Directly connected to the world-renowned mall, the Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel is a gathering place for corporate travelers, vacationers, and shoppers alike. It is also at a walking distance, interconnected to the Mall of the Emirates Metro Station.

    The hotel is centrally located, with easy access to such destinations as Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, Jebel Ali Free Zone, and Dubai World Trade Center. Dubai International Airport (DXB) is only 20 minutes away by car.

    Featuring state-of-the-art technology, nine meeting rooms can accommodate a variety of functions. Plus, our well-equipped business center provides support services to help you stay productive and in touch.

    Address :
    Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha 1
    Al Barsha 1 , PO Box 450309 , 283825 Dubai, UAE
    GPS : N 25° 7' 5.23'' E 55° 12' 11.64''

    Tel : (+971) 4 3772000
    http://www.sheratondubaimalloftheemirates.com/

    ACCOMODATION

    Special delegate rates have been negotiated at selected hotels and we highly recommend you secure your room reservation at the earliest to avoid last minute inconvenience. You can contact the Hospitality Desk for required assistance on:

    Phone: +971-4-407 2693
    Fax: +971-4-407 2517
    Email: hospitality@informa.com


    VISAS

    Delegates requiring visas should contact the hotel they wish to stay at directly, as soon as possible. Visas for non-GCC nationals may take several weeks to process.


8 – 12 February 2015
30 August – 3 September 2015
Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai, UAE
8 – 12 March 2015
12 – 16 October 2014
Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai, UAE
15 – 19 March 2015
19 – 23 October 2014
Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai, UAE
24 – 28 May 2015
7 – 11 December 2014
Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai, UAE
31 May – 4 June 2015
14 – 18 December 2014
Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai, UAE
I - Essentials Of Internal Audit Event Code Book 11 weeks before Book 8 weeks before Final Fee
8 – 12 February 2015 BC5833 US$ 4,495 US$ 4,995 US$ 5,195
30 August – 3 September 2015 BC5838 US$ 4,495 US$ 4,995 US$ 5,195
26 – 30 October 2014 BC5387A US$ 4,395 US$ 4,895 US$ 5,195
II -The Developing Internal Auditor Event Code Book 11 weeks before Book 8 weeks before Final Fee
8 – 12 March 2015 BC5834 US$ 4,495 US$ 4,995 US$ 5,195
12 – 16 October 2014 BC5223 US$ 4,395 US$ 4,895 US$ 5,195
III -Risk Based Auditing Event Code Book 11 weeks before Book 8 weeks before Final Fee
15 – 19 March 2015 BC5835 US$ 4,495 US$ 4,995 US$ 5,195
19 – 23 October 2014 BC5224 US$ 4,395 US$ 4,895 US$ 5,195
IV - Advanced Audit Techniques Event Code Book 11 weeks before Book 8 weeks before Final Fee
24 – 28 May 2015 BC5836 US$ 4,495 US$ 4995 US$ 5,195
7 – 11 December 2014 BC5225 US$ 4,395 US$ 4,895 US$ 5,195
V - Leading The Internal Audit Function Event Code Book 11 weeks before Book 8 weeks before Final Fee
31 May – 4 June 2015 BC5837 US$ 4,495 US$ 4,995 US$ 5,195
14 – 18 December 2014 BC5226 US$ 4,395 US$ 4,895 US$ 5,195
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