Creating Value Added Work Programs

Course Field: Auditing
Delivery Method: Live/Internet-Based
Prerequisite: None
Level: Basic
Advance Prepration:No
  • Seminar Overview

    A Half-Day Overview on Creating True Value-Added Work Programs


    Creating work programs is a lost art in many of today’s internal audit departments.  The importance of creating a focused, risk-based work program is one of the most important talents of an internal auditor.  This half day course takes attendees through an overview of the audit process, end to end, and how to create value-added work programs and general tools and techniques for the evolving auditor.

  • Who Should Attend
    Financial, Operational, and Information Technology Auditors with less than two years of audit experience. Objectives
    • Understanding of the overall risk assessment and how to apply these findings to create a workprogram
    • General best practice formatting and contents of an audit workprogram
    • Differences between a general audit workprogram and providing additional value in the workprogram
  • Agenda

    I. Introduction and Background

    a. What is Value-Added Auditing?

    b. What are Value-Added Auditors?

    c. Types of Value-Added Audits

    II. The Audit Process – an Overview

    III. Preliminary Risk Analysis

    a. Overview

    b. Key Steps

    c. Rating System

    d. Finalization of Risk Analysis

    IV. Creating Value Added Work Programs

    a. Elements of Preliminary Work

    b. Building Audit Objectives

    c. Key qualities of Work Programs

    d. Building a Effective Work Program

    V. Effective Work Program Writing a. Standards b. Tools & Techniques c. Key Words

    VI. Comprehensive Example

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