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Introduction to Governance Auditing: Strategic Opportunities for Assessing and Enhancing Key Entity Level Controls (GAUD)

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Introduction to Governance Auditing: Strategic Opportunities for Assessing and Enhancing Key Entity Level Controls (GAUD)

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  • Field of Study
    Auditing
  • Level
    Intermediate
  • Credits
    2
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Overview

A sound “Governance” framework is vital to the ethical and profitable running of an enterprise. The ability to effectively audit (assess) the Governance structure and processes of an organization can provide enormous value to the major stakeholders of a business while promoting a more efficient, risk-based, integrated approach to overall entity audit programs. This course highlights strategic opportunities and practical application considerations for building an effective and efficient Governance auditing model, while promoting enhanced Governance processes entity-wide.

Major Topics:

  • Defining “Governance”
  • Potential benefits of “Positive” Governance/ Governance auditing
  • Governance framework: Core elements and major roles
  • The impact of governance on entity-level/ entity-wide controls and the control environment
  • Tone at the Top
  • The vital Culture – Environment connection
  • Governance clarity, alignment and integration
  • Defining your Governance auditing universe
  • Governance auditing risk assessment
  • Prioritizing Governance coverage/ audit assessment areas
  • Developing a Governance auditing approach/ plan
  • Identifying and communicating Governance improvement and reinforcement opportunities

Learning Objectives

  • Promote positive, principled based Governance/ Governance auditing foundations in organizations
  • Understand the importance and benefits of sound Governance/ Governance auditing activities and programs in organizations, as well as key concepts and strategies related thereto
  • Highlight strategic opportunities and practical application considerations to aid in identifying ways to positively impact and strengthen your organization’s (and your clients’) Governance structures, processes, controls, and related auditing programs

Designed for:

Auditors seeking to enhance overall risk-based programs and focus, with particular emphasis on maximizing entity level controls assessment opportunities

Prerequisite:

Experience in auditing

Advanced Preparation:

None

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