Internal Audit Course Syllabus: Sample 4

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This course covers internal audit from a broad perspective that includes information technology, business processes and accounting systems.

Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes:

  • Be able to discuss internal audit standards, guidelines and emerging issues, such as the new COSO model, Sarbanes-Oxley and the new IPPF internal auditing standards.
  • Learn how to be proficient in the use of TeamMate, an automated audit workpaper system.
  • Be able to understand risks, controls and the development of an audit program; the execution of fieldwork; and final audit report preparation and presentation.
  • Be able to distinguish between various industries' differences in major processes, risk, and operational data evaluation.
  • Be able to discuss the importance of business processes in the internal audit process and the variances of audit groups based on industry and other environmental factors.
  • Be able to pass Parts 1 and 2 of the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam.
  • Be able to work with internal audit groups in a team setting.
  • Network with internal auditors in the local area and internationally.
  • Learn the concepts of efficient and effectively controlled environments. Also, be able to explain why these controls may not be necessary.
  • Develop the skills necessary to be able to perform an internal audit and prepare an internal audit report.
  • Be able to describe some of the common features of audit software and identify where to integrate software into audit practice.