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As a profession, internal auditors look to the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Standards to provide guidance on how to most effectively execute their fiduciary role.  Part One of this series introduced the overall Standards, Mandatory Guidelines, Core Principles, Code of Ethics and Attribute Standards.  These are important concepts that internal auditors, management and the board should understand.  These guidelines provide the foundation for the profession and are written to ensure effectiveness and consistency in the execution of internal auditing.

This segment will focus on two elements of the Performance Standards which include:  managing the internal audit function and the nature of work considered within the realm of internal auditing.  Each of these components are critical to the effective execution of internal audit’s responsibilities. 

Requirements for managing internal audit extend far beyond managing a specific project or individual audit.  It includes management of the entire audit process from development through to execution and reporting.  It also includes:

  • Ensuring the team has the relevant knowledge and expertise for engagement assignments
  • Appropriate resourcing and budgeting exists to support the Mission of the function
  • Establishing the right communication protocols with management and the board. 

When examining the nature of work of internal audit, the Institute of Internal Auditors Standards outline three very critical areas that internal auditors should be engaged with.  These include:

  • Controls
  • Risk Management
  • Governance

Inherently, most individuals within management understand the requirements around internal audit’s evaluation of controls, but many struggle with how or if internal audit should be involved in risk management and governance activities.

This course delves deeper into managing the internal audit activity and the challenges that may be faced along with properly identifying internal audit's nature of work.  The participant will come away with an appreciation for the intent of the Standards and a recognition of alternatives to promoting the value oriented activities internal audit can provide to an organization.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the many facets to effectively managing the internal audit function
  • Identify the challenges and alternative solutions internal auditors can consider when attempting to manage the function in line with the Standards while also balancing management expectations.
  • Discover the nature of work outlined by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Standards which internal auditors are directed to be involved with including:  control reviews, risk management and governance
  • Identify the challenges and alternative solutions internal auditors may face/use when attempting to execute on the various forms of control reviews, risk management projects and governance reviews.
Last updated/reviewed: June 8, 2021

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

19 CoursesInternal Controls Certification

  1. Management Internal Control Essentials
  2. COSO 2013 Overview
  3. Internal Audit Standards Overview
  4. Internal Audit Standards - Managing Internal Audit Work
  5. Internal Audit Standards - Executing the Audit Engagement
  6. Identifying and Implementing the Proper Balance of Internal Controls
  7. Documentation Methods For Internal Control Processes
  8. Information Technology (IT) Risks in Emerging Business Environments
  9. Foundations for a Strong Internal Audit Department
  10. Internal Audit: Keys to Managing an Effective Function
  11. Internal Audit Effective Relations with the Audit Committee
  12. Understanding Risk-Based Auditing
  13. Risk Based Auditing – Establishing a Methodology
  14. Risk Based Auditing – Applying the Methodology
  15. Segregation of Duties for Core Business Processes
  16. Professional Skepticism - Keys to Maintaining
  17. Whistleblower Hotlines - Effective Management
  18. Tools for Internal Control Certificate
  19. Lessons of an Auditor- Tools for Internal Control Certificate

28 CoursesInternal Audit Certificate

  1. Internal Audit Standards Overview
  2. Internal Audit Standards - Managing Internal Audit Work
  3. Internal Audit Standards - Executing the Audit Engagement
  4. Identifying and Implementing the Proper Balance of Internal Controls
  5. Documentation Methods For Internal Control Processes
  6. Segregation of Duties for Core Business Processes
  7. Foundations for a Strong Internal Audit Department
  8. Internal Audit Management - Top Skills
  9. Internal Audit: Keys to Managing an Effective Function
  10. Understanding Risk-Based Auditing
  11. Risk Based Auditing – Establishing a Methodology
  12. Risk Based Auditing – Applying the Methodology
  13. Cyber Risk Frameworks And Concepts
  14. Information Technology (IT) Risks in Emerging Business Environments
  15. Fraud Risk Assessments
  16. Professional Skepticism - Keys to Maintaining
  17. Introduction to Forensic Accounting
  18. The Fraud Triangle
  19. Internal Audit Effective Relations with the Audit Committee
  20. COSO 2013 Overview
  21. COSO 2013 - Operational Execution
  22. Internal Audit Emerging Risks for 2021 and Beyond - Part 1
  23. Internal Audit Emerging Risks for 2021 and Beyond - Part 2
  24. Internal Audit Emerging Risks for 2021 and Beyond - Part 3
  25. Internal Audit Emerging Risks for 2021 and Beyond - Part 4
  26. Internal Audit Challenges During Times of COVID
  27. Tools for Internal Control Certificate
  28. Lessons of an Auditor- Tools for Internal Control Certificate

49 Reviews (176 ratings)Reviews

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Member's Profile
A great macro level overview of the auditing process and the elements the CAE should consider in managing and planning the annual audit plan. The course references the IIA standards throughout and provides various ideas in how to efficiently run an audit department, as well as providing value to the business functions.
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Anonymous Author
I have a great appreciation for acknowledging and discussing the "gray" area that can be the political landscape in trying to determine Internal Audit's Role in an organization. The pragmatic over dogmatic tone is much appreciated and allows anyone reviewing the IA standards to see it as a "guide" not "law".
5
Anonymous Author
"Applying the Standards for Internal Auditors in Line with Your Organization's Needs - Part Two: Managing Internal Audit and Nature of Work" is a strong continuation of part 1 of the course. It provides good insight on how to effectively manage the internal audit group.
5
Anonymous Author
Very informative and relevant content provided in this course. Lynn does an excellent job of presenting the content in an engaging way, building on previous concepts, which contributes significantly to retaining core concepts.
4
Anonymous Author
Good presentation of not only the requirements of internal audit requirements per the standards, but also the challenges IA faces in achieving compliance to the standards and alternates they can employ to meet those challenges
5
Anonymous Author
This is a great in depth look at the standards for internal auditing. I am not very familiar with the subject and felt like it delivered a lot of information. The instructor is always clear and definitely knowledgeable.
5
Member's Profile
I like the in depth content for this module in managing Internal Audit with relevant updates on Enterprise Risk Management activities. I would recommend this to non-audit staffs as well for educational purposes.
4
Anonymous Author
A very good presentation of the material however it is too much information included in the course and i noticed not enough guidance on how to do things. It feels like it was all too high level information.
5
Anonymous Author
The layout of materials was helpful, however a bit repetitive with how management may view IA and the impacts of not giving the area more consideration. This was covered in the lesson prior to this one.
4
Anonymous Author
This course explains the standards internal auditors are required to perform and adhere to in order to be effective in working both with management and staff while performing required internal audits.
4
Member's Profile
Lynn provides some thought provoking content about managing the internal audit function. While the training is not extensive, this is a good foundational or sustainment training on the topic.
5
Anonymous Author
The course provides broaden knowledge on how effectively managing the internal audit function. The presentation is clear and easy to understand, included many practical examples.
5
Member's Profile
Internal audit resource management is often an overlooked component in risk management discussions. Thanks for providing more details in this presentation.
5
Anonymous Author
the course have a lot of useful information about internal audit and how to manage it and get the most benefit from application the guidance.
5
Member's Profile
Lynn makes this subject very easy to understand. I don't do IA in my work, but this is a good review of other courses I have had. Thank you.
5
Anonymous Author
I enjoy all trainings by this teacher. She is great. She is very informed and presents the information in a way that is easy to understand.
4
Anonymous Author
Reasonable level of coverage without being too dry. Good recognition of what can also be challenges in managing the organisation as well.
4
Anonymous Author
The speaker discussed a depth overview IIA Standards Many examples are provided to give you a better understanding of these standards
4
Anonymous Author
This course continues part 1 in applying the IIA standards for Internal Audit to align with organization/management needs.
5
Anonymous Author
The material was well organized and presented. The Standards were clearly explained and practical examples were provided.
4
Member's Profile
Another good course in the series of internal controls from the perspective of managing internal auditor standards.
4
Anonymous Author
Presentation provides good examples and explanation on how to apply the IIA Standards to manage the IA activity.
4
Anonymous Author
Practical information. It would be good to know the answers to the exam questions after we take the exam.
4
Anonymous Author
Instructor provides great context of the internal audit function, contrasting with the role of management.
5
Member's Profile
Excellent instructor, great real-life examples, good slides, the instructor kept my attention throughout.
4
Member's Profile
This course contains a lot of information, it may be more fruitful to offer it in smaller class times.
4
Anonymous Author
This course really dives into effectively managing the IA department with good examples from Lynn.
5
Anonymous Author
Good information about internal audits and the integrity it takes to perform in this position.
4
Anonymous Author
Very comprehensive discussion pf the interaction between the standards and the "real world."
3
Anonymous Author
The material offered a lot of useful information covering planning processes and challenges.
5
Anonymous Author
Again a very informative and detailed presentation. Good for those preparing for CIA exam.
3
Anonymous Author
the last bit of cpe i needed to get my both my cpa and cia cpe requirement completed.
3
Member's Profile
A great refresher to the IIA's requirement to manage effective internal audit shops.
4
Member's Profile
This series is really valuable to learn about internal auditing. Ready for part 3!
4
Member's Profile
Amazing add value course "Internal Audit Standard - Managing Internal Audit Work".
5
Anonymous Author
This was a great class and a great refresher especially on how to manage an audit
5
Anonymous Author
Great Course.! Straight to the point. Everything you need to learn is on here.
5
Anonymous Author
Great information overall. Valuable insights on Risk Management and Control.
4
Anonymous Author
Good overall refresher on this topic, like the way this was designed overall.
5
Anonymous Author
2 часа 12 минут это многовато всего для 2 CPE
5
Member's Profile
This course is well handled by the instructor and deserves appreciation.
5
Anonymous Author
Really good course. Well structured and had a good flow of the concepts.
5
Anonymous Author
Again, the instructor did an excellent job in presenting the material.
3
Member's Profile
I felt that the course time was longer than needed for the covered topic
5
Member's Profile
I like that it discusses the challenges and alternatives for the CAE.
4
Anonymous Author
I like this instructor. She gives clear and good advice. Well done!
4
Member's Profile
Excellent course that builds on the concepts of the previous course
4
Member's Profile
Clear definition of internal audit function in the organization
5
Member's Profile
interesting subject, well distributed , good instructor

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Advanced

Completion of course:  The Institute of Internal Auditor Standards Part One

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION and OVERVIEW
  4:19Introduction to The Institute of Internal Auditor Standards Part Two: Managing Internal Audit and Nature of Work
Managing Internal Audit
  10:54Managing The Internal Audit Function
  11:09Challenges Managing Internal Audit
  10:42Alternatives Effective Management
Planning
  8:30Planning
  9:49Planning Challenges
  10:56Planning Alternatives
  8:53Resource Management
  6:56Procedures and Coordination
  10:13Management and The Board
  7:44External Service Providers
  15:17Nature of Work
  15:07Risk Management and Control
CONCLUSION
  2:05Course Summary
Continuous Play
  2:12:34The Institute of Internal Auditor Standards Part Two: Managing Internal Audit and Nature of Work
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Managing Internal Audit and Nature of Work
  PDFManaging Internal Audit and Nature of Work Glossary/Index
REVIEW and TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM