Auditor in Charge Tools and Techniques

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Leading an audit team requires a great deal knowledge, but it also requires dedication, efficiency, and effective leadership skills. Now audit leaders today need the skills to lead with confidence so that every project runs smoothly.

Course objective

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Master project management techniques through effective planning, organisational techniques and expecting the unexpected.
  • Learn eight simple planning tools that ensure success.
  • How to control the audit by using well-established supervisory, communication and time-management techniques.
  • Identify six steps of effective delegation
  • How to train auditors to perform assigned tasks, solve problems, and document audits properly.

Course Outline

IPPF for the Auditor in Charge

  • Apply IPPF Standards to the role of the auditor in charge (AIC)
  • Recall the core elements of the IPPF.
  • Recognise how the IPPF Standards relate to the AIC role.

The Role of an Auditor in Charge

  • The qualities required to be an effective auditor in charge
  • The responsibilities of an AIC
  • Leadership qualities desired in a leader
  • Knowledge and skills required of an AIC

Planning the Audit

Audit Programs and Staffing

Audit Supervision

Reviewing Work papers

Audit Concerns and Reports

The Exit Conference

Wrapping Up the Audit

Appraising Staff Performance

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