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Critical Analysis Bundle

Format: In-Person

Critical Analysis Bundle: (Critical Thinking: A Vital Auditing Competency + Root Cause Analysis for Enhancing Internal Audit Effectiveness)

This bundle offers participants a deep exploration into the critical thinking skills, including root cause analysis, which empowers internal audit to add value to the organization. 

Critical Thinking: A Vital Auditing Competency

Critical thinking is often the central ingredient necessary for providing insights that help management better manage risk and create a sustainable control environment. Most organizations consider critical thinking as an indispensable skill for internal auditors.

Critical thinking skills lead to improved decision-making, and can result in better organizational performance. It involves the tasks of collecting and analyzing information, drawing compelling conclusions, and providing recommendations that better enable organizations to achieve their strategic objectives.

This course examines the various facets and components of this important core competency, and demonstrates how it can be weaved throughout key elements of the audit process. Critical thinking is disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence, which makes it ideally suited for application in an audit setting. The concepts and practices presented in this course are designed to enhance audit effectiveness and deliver measurable value to audit customers.

Root Cause Analysis for Enhancing Internal Audit Effectiveness

When a problem occurs in an organization, it is followed by many questions — the first of which, and probably the most important, is “why?” To answer this all-important question thoroughly and completely, internal auditors should seek to identify the problem’s origin — the root cause. A root cause analysis should be a core building block to help answer the question of “why,” and enhance an organization’s continuous improvement efforts.

This course will explore key root cause analysis tools and techniques that can be utilized in the planning, fieldwork, and reporting phases of an internal audit engagement; and enhance audit effectiveness, strengthen audit observations, and facilitate deeper discussions with management on issues identified. These tools can be used apart from or in conjunction with existing audit methodologies, tools, and techniques. You will have the opportunity to practice and apply the skills learned through a case study and exercises, which you will be able to integrate into your audit engagements.

DATES: August 9 - 10, 2023
TIMES: 8:30AM-4:30PM ET

Executive Conference Center
2345 Crystal Drive, Ste 200
Arlington, VA 22202

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