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Course Number Course Title Course Description CPEs Duration Delivery Field of Education Level Prerequisites Who Should Attend Course Category
AUDIT 101 Internal Audit Fundamentals Fundamentals create the foundation for any profession. This course covers the fundamentals needed for any auditor whether new or looking for a refresher course. The entire audit cycle will be reviewed from planning to report issuance. Participants will gain an understanding of governance, internal control environments and frameworks as well as client relationships. Participants can expect to gain insights and techniques they can apply immediately. This course is designed for internal auditors at every level of experience who want to learn tools and techniques to build audit skills or refresh existing skills. The course is taught with an interactive approach through a combination of lecture, discussions, small group and individual exercises and real-world case studies. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Basic None Internal Audit Staff & Management Internal Audit
AUDIT 102 New Auditor Tools & Techniques New auditors need to start somewhere, start here! This course covers the fundamentals needed for a new auditor to be successful and immediately start contributing. The entire audit cycle will be reviewed from planning to report issuance to post-audit follow up. New auditors will gain an understanding of governance, internal control environments and frameworks as well as client relationships. Participants can expect to gain insights and techniques they can apply immediately. This course is designed for internal auditors with 0-3 years’ experience who want to learn tolls and techniques to build or improve their audit skills. The course is taught with an interactive approach through a combination of lecture, discussions, small group and individual exercises and real-world case studies. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Basic None Internal Audit Staff & Management Internal Audit
AUDIT 103 Mastering New Auditor Fundamentals This outline is getting revised. Please check back in shortly or contact Verracy for the outline - training@verracy.com 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Basic None Internal Audit Staff & Management Internal Audit
AUDIT 104 Internal Controls - Effective Identification & Testing Properly identifying, evaluating, and testing controls can be more difficult than anticipated in most organizations. The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) routinely expresses concerns regarding the effectiveness of the testing completed for Internal Controls over Financial Statement Reporting by both internal and external auditors. While publicly traded companies can face extensive scrutiny over the effectiveness of their internal control environment, every organization benefits from effective controls. To ensure a control environment is indeed effective, auditors must know how to properly identify controls, assess their design, and test their operating effectiveness. This course will teach auditors effective methods for planning, designing, assessing, and executing effective controls testing. The course is interactive, and participants will learn from lecture, discussions, and hands-on exercises. A case study will be used to develop an actual test program. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Basic None Internal Audit Staff & Management Internal Audit
AUDIT 105 IPE & Data Integrity - Ensuring Data Integrity “When we look at an audit, the failure rate has been in a range of 35 to 40%.” Martin Baumann, the Chief Auditor for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) in a statement to the New York State Society of CPAs on January 24, 2014. Mr.Baumann’s comment and the related PCAOB annual report triggered a dramatic change in the way auditors, both internal and external, reviewed and relied upon information produced by the organization for decision making and control environments. Expectations have risen dramatically regarding how auditors should identify, evaluate, and ultimately rely upon information generating within the organization. Ensuring data integrity for reliance in audit, data analytics and reporting is a crucial element in auditing. This course will help auditors navigate the new requirements regarding Information Produced by the Entity (IPE) and ensure data integrity within their organization and audits. The course provides an interactive learning approach through lecture, case studies, examples, and exercises. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Internal Audit
AUDIT 105 IPE & Data Integrity - Ensuring Data Integrity “When we look at an audit, the failure rate has been in a range of 35 to 40%.” Martin Baumann, the Chief Auditor for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) in a statement to the New York State Society of CPAs on January 24, 2014. Mr.Baumann’s comment and the related PCAOB annual report triggered a dramatic change in the way auditors, both internal and external, reviewed and relied upon information produced by the organization for decision making and control environments. Expectations have risen dramatically regarding how auditors should identify, evaluate, and ultimately rely upon information generating within the organization. Ensuring data integrity for reliance in audit, data analytics and reporting is a crucial element in auditing. This course will help auditors navigate the new requirements regarding Information Produced by the Entity (IPE) and ensure data integrity within their organization and audits. The course provides an interactive learning approach through lecture, case studies, examples, and exercises. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Data & Data Analytics
AUDIT 106 Government Audit - Effectively Auditing Government Contracts In a 2015 review of State of Texas contracts, the Austin-American Statesman found, “Problem deals are often identified too late, after state officials have made mistakes and millions have been paid.” Further, they noted that “poor oversight has allowed modest contracts to balloon by tens of millions of dollars before being noticed by auditors.” (February 7, 2015, AAS). In performing contract audits, many auditors review the compliance provisions without considering whether contracts contain intended deliverables and provide value to the organization. This one day session will address those “hard” and “soft” issues with respect to contracting. The hard issues are those of which you may have been aware such as bidding contracts over a certain dollar amount, confidentiality in bidding, impartiality in the selection process, and not accepting favors or promises from a potential contractor. However, have you ever considered the “soft” issues that relate to contracting? Perhaps you have considered them as “failures in compliance” or as “lack of knowledge” on behalf of the parties to the contract. This session will examine the three major players: procurement, recipient, and contractor. Using interactive discussion, exercises, and common examples, you will leave with practical items to consider and implement as an auditor. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 3 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Basic None Government Audit staff and management Internal Audit
AUDIT 106 Government Audit - Effectively Auditing Government Contracts In a 2015 review of State of Texas contracts, the Austin-American Statesman found, “Problem deals are often identified too late, after state officials have made mistakes and millions have been paid.” Further, they noted that “poor oversight has allowed modest contracts to balloon by tens of millions of dollars before being noticed by auditors.” (February 7, 2015, AAS). In performing contract audits, many auditors review the compliance provisions without considering whether contracts contain intended deliverables and provide value to the organization. This one day session will address those “hard” and “soft” issues with respect to contracting. The hard issues are those of which you may have been aware such as bidding contracts over a certain dollar amount, confidentiality in bidding, impartiality in the selection process, and not accepting favors or promises from a potential contractor. However, have you ever considered the “soft” issues that relate to contracting? Perhaps you have considered them as “failures in compliance” or as “lack of knowledge” on behalf of the parties to the contract. This session will examine the three major players: procurement, recipient, and contractor. Using interactive discussion, exercises, and common examples, you will leave with practical items to consider and implement as an auditor. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 3 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Basic None Government Audit staff and management Communication
AUDIT 107 Auditing Virtually: Essential Tools & Techniques In Sci-fi, 2021 is the coming of Mad Max and the Thunderdome, so maybe that’s the silver lining of so many still working remotely. Auditing remotely is difficult, but it is still possible. And now it is a requirement, yet many still are unsure of how to proceed. To audit virtually we must understand the challenges associated with auditing remotely and how to overcome them. This session we will look at approaches, methodologies, techniques, and tools to use when auditing remotely to overcome those challenges. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Basic None Internal Audit Staff & Management * New Courses *
AUDIT 107 Auditing Virtually: Essential Tools & Techniques In Sci-fi, 2021 is the coming of Mad Max and the Thunderdome, so maybe that’s the silver lining of so many still working remotely. Auditing remotely is difficult, but it is still possible. And now it is a requirement, yet many still are unsure of how to proceed. To audit virtually we must understand the challenges associated with auditing remotely and how to overcome them. This session we will look at approaches, methodologies, techniques, and tools to use when auditing remotely to overcome those challenges. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Basic None Internal Audit Staff & Management Internal Audit
AUDIT 108 Agile Auditing Change is inevitable. And the speed of change is accelerating. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted normal business processes in almost every industry, requiring businesses to be flexible in ways most never imagined. Internal Audit is no different. We need skills and techniques to react quickly to changing and emerging risks to support our organizations during these challenging times. Borrowing from agile methodologies, Internal Audit is embracing the “sprint” approach, focusing on outcomes and results that drive value for stakeholders. This approach expedites timelines and eliminates activities that do not directly add value by greatly increasing project efficiency and team collaboration, improving deliverables and client satisfaction. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels * New Courses *
AUDIT 108 Agile Auditing Change is inevitable. And the speed of change is accelerating. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted normal business processes in almost every industry, requiring businesses to be flexible in ways most never imagined. Internal Audit is no different. We need skills and techniques to react quickly to changing and emerging risks to support our organizations during these challenging times. Borrowing from agile methodologies, Internal Audit is embracing the “sprint” approach, focusing on outcomes and results that drive value for stakeholders. This approach expedites timelines and eliminates activities that do not directly add value by greatly increasing project efficiency and team collaboration, improving deliverables and client satisfaction. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Internal Audit
AUDIT 201 New Auditor-in-Charge Tools & Techniques Making the move from staff auditor to auditor-in-charge auditor can be challenging. The role of auditor-in-charge is a significant change from the role of staff auditor and requires skills that are not necessarily inherent to the staff auditor. This course teaches the skills necessary to lead an audit engagement and audit team with confidence. This course walks through the entire life cycle of an audit from the auditor-in-charge’s perspective while examining IPPF standards, the internal control environment and audit governance. This course is designed for internal auditors with 3-6 years’ experience who are starting to lead engagements and audit teams. The course is taught with an interactive approach through a combination of lecture, discussions, small group and individual exercises and real-world case studies. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience All New Auditors-in-Charge Internal Audit
AUDIT 201 New Auditor-in-Charge Tools & Techniques Making the move from staff auditor to auditor-in-charge auditor can be challenging. The role of auditor-in-charge is a significant change from the role of staff auditor and requires skills that are not necessarily inherent to the staff auditor. This course teaches the skills necessary to lead an audit engagement and audit team with confidence. This course walks through the entire life cycle of an audit from the auditor-in-charge’s perspective while examining IPPF standards, the internal control environment and audit governance. This course is designed for internal auditors with 3-6 years’ experience who are starting to lead engagements and audit teams. The course is taught with an interactive approach through a combination of lecture, discussions, small group and individual exercises and real-world case studies. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience All New Auditors-in-Charge Leadership
AUDIT 202 Mastering Auditor-in-Charge Skills The Auditor-in-Charge role comes with many responsibilities. Having the right knowledge, tools, and techniques can make the difference between a smooth engagement and a painful one, for all involved. This course helps auditors-in-charge develop a strong toolkit of techniques, methods and approaches they will use over and over again to achieve engagement success. IPPF standards will be reviewed and proven techniques for success will be covered for each phase of the audit—from planning to wrap-up. The course will focus on delivering a quality product for the organization while ensuring productive relationships with clients and meeting on-time, on-budget audit goals. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience New and existing Auditors-in-Charge, Senior Auditors & Audit Management Internal Audit
AUDIT 202 Mastering Auditor-in-Charge Skills The Auditor-in-Charge role comes with many responsibilities. Having the right knowledge, tools, and techniques can make the difference between a smooth engagement and a painful one, for all involved. This course helps auditors-in-charge develop a strong toolkit of techniques, methods and approaches they will use over and over again to achieve engagement success. IPPF standards will be reviewed and proven techniques for success will be covered for each phase of the audit—from planning to wrap-up. The course will focus on delivering a quality product for the organization while ensuring productive relationships with clients and meeting on-time, on-budget audit goals. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience New and existing Auditors-in-Charge, Senior Auditors & Audit Management Leadership
AUDIT 203 Work Programs - Developing Results-Driven Audit Programs Developing an audit work program can be a daunting process, especially when the specific audit area is unfamiliar or has not been audited previously. An effective audit program specifies who is responsible for the work, what is the purpose of the work, and how the work will be accomplished—all while allowing for flexibility. This course will provide participants with an approach that eliminates many of the assumptions, guesses, and pain points associated with audit planning. It will provide a foundation for developing audit programs and steps based on business objectives and the tools and techniques required to gather the evidence needed to achieve audit objectives while staying in scope. Less-experienced auditors will learn how to build the audit program, and experienced auditors will have an opportunity to refresh their skill set and master the Closing the Loop Framework as a tool for improving audit quality. Participants will have the opportunity to build components of an audit program during class exercises. 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Internal Audit
AUDIT 301 Risk-Based Auditing - Addressing Risks Through Planning & Execution Risk-based auditing requires a deep understanding of the business and business objectives and operating rules to properly identify, evaluate, and prioritize the risks to the business. Business objectives and operating rules—the primary drivers of risk—have to be fully understood to ensure risks are identified and effectively evaluated. This course will provide auditors with the skills necessary to plan and execute an effective risk-based audit that delivers measurable results to the organization. Participants will learn through lecture, group discussion, case studies, and small group exercises to ensure an interactive experience. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Internal Audit
AUDIT 301 Risk-Based Auditing - Addressing Risks Through Planning & Execution Risk-based auditing requires a deep understanding of the business and business objectives and operating rules to properly identify, evaluate, and prioritize the risks to the business. Business objectives and operating rules—the primary drivers of risk—have to be fully understood to ensure risks are identified and effectively evaluated. This course will provide auditors with the skills necessary to plan and execute an effective risk-based audit that delivers measurable results to the organization. Participants will learn through lecture, group discussion, case studies, and small group exercises to ensure an interactive experience. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Risk Management
AUDIT 401 Advanced Audit Methods & Techniques Expectations for Internal Audit are higher today than ever before. Auditors are expected to evoke positive change in their organizations, be trusted advisors, and deliver added value with every engagement. While internal auditors are uniquely positioned to meet and deliver on these expectations, audit work today requires an expanded skill set that was not required very long ago. The auditors of today are expected to possess a wide variety of analytical and technical skills, including critical thinking, exceptional communication skills, fraud detection and root cause analysis abilities, data analytics, and advanced risk assessment insight. This in-depth course will deliver insights into the best practices found today in world-class audit functions and help provide a practical approach to embracing, implementing, and developing the practices and skills necessary for today’s internal auditor. This interactive course will use lecture, group exercises, real-life case studies, and examples to enhance the learning experience. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Advanced Auditors with at least 3 years' experience Internal Audit Staff & Management Internal Audit
AUDIT 402 Mastering COSO to Create a Strategic Advantage You mapped the 17 new COSO 2013 principals to your internal controls. Now what? COSO’s new Framework is intended to go beyond financial reporting controls and address a broader spectrum of business risks. The landscape has changed and the new 2013 framework needs to be applied in all reporting situations including internal, external, and nonfinancial reporting objectives. Are you ready? Much has changed since the 1992 COSO Framework was originally issued. Market globalization has become the norm and expectations for governance and risk management have soared in the wake of corporate scandals such as Enron and WorldCom. Laws, regulations and standards for conducting business have increased exponentially. While the 2013 COSO Framework retains the core components you are familiar with there is an increased focus on non-financial controls as well as operational, compliance and reporting objectives. Today, the concepts and principals of COSO 2013 must be applied across the entire organization. However, applying these concepts across operations and compliance has proven to be very challenging for many organizations. Many have implemented COSO 2013 but are not yet achieving the benefits intended. This course will examine not only how organizations can transition to the new framework but also how these changes can provide strategic advantages for an organization. We will take our discussion beyond financial reporting. Participants will engage in active discussion on how the framework can be broadened within their individual entities and applied to a variety of operational and compliance functions. Learning will be interactive through a combination of lecture, scenario analysis and group interaction. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Advanced Auditors with at least 3 years' experience Internal Audit Staff & Management Internal Audit
AUDIT 402 Mastering COSO to Create a Strategic Advantage You mapped the 17 new COSO 2013 principals to your internal controls. Now what? COSO’s new Framework is intended to go beyond financial reporting controls and address a broader spectrum of business risks. The landscape has changed and the new 2013 framework needs to be applied in all reporting situations including internal, external, and nonfinancial reporting objectives. Are you ready? Much has changed since the 1992 COSO Framework was originally issued. Market globalization has become the norm and expectations for governance and risk management have soared in the wake of corporate scandals such as Enron and WorldCom. Laws, regulations and standards for conducting business have increased exponentially. While the 2013 COSO Framework retains the core components you are familiar with there is an increased focus on non-financial controls as well as operational, compliance and reporting objectives. Today, the concepts and principals of COSO 2013 must be applied across the entire organization. However, applying these concepts across operations and compliance has proven to be very challenging for many organizations. Many have implemented COSO 2013 but are not yet achieving the benefits intended. This course will examine not only how organizations can transition to the new framework but also how these changes can provide strategic advantages for an organization. We will take our discussion beyond financial reporting. Participants will engage in active discussion on how the framework can be broadened within their individual entities and applied to a variety of operational and compliance functions. Learning will be interactive through a combination of lecture, scenario analysis and group interaction. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Advanced Auditors with at least 3 years' experience Internal Audit Staff & Management Risk Management
AUDIT 403 Risk-Based Auditing - Identifying & Evaluating Strategic & Emerging Risks Executing an audit that adds value starts with an effective assessment of risk. Identifying and assessing risk requires a deep understanding of the business. Risk comes in many forms; this course will look at internal and external threats including strategic and emerging risks, along with financial, operational, compliance and fraud risk to ensure the audit is targeted and focused on the most significant areas and risks of the business. This course will provide auditors with the skills necessary to identify, evaluate and prioritize risks to plan and execute an insightful, thorough and effective risk-based audit that delivers measurable results to the organization. In this activity packed course participants will learn through lecture, group discussion, case studies, and small group exercises to ensure an engaging learning experience. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Internal Audit
AUDIT 403 Risk-Based Auditing - Identifying & Evaluating Strategic & Emerging Risks Executing an audit that adds value starts with an effective assessment of risk. Identifying and assessing risk requires a deep understanding of the business. Risk comes in many forms; this course will look at internal and external threats including strategic and emerging risks, along with financial, operational, compliance and fraud risk to ensure the audit is targeted and focused on the most significant areas and risks of the business. This course will provide auditors with the skills necessary to identify, evaluate and prioritize risks to plan and execute an insightful, thorough and effective risk-based audit that delivers measurable results to the organization. In this activity packed course participants will learn through lecture, group discussion, case studies, and small group exercises to ensure an engaging learning experience. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Risk Management
COMMUNICATION 101 Essential Communication Skills for Auditors Internal Auditors spend most of their time communicating: speaking with clients, preparing information for distribution, and understanding information they have gathered. Good communication skills are essential for an auditor, and excellent communication skills will make auditors more effective and successful in their role. The course examines why effective communication skills are the foundation for credibility and success for auditors. This course will provide auditors with the communication skills needed in the many communication situations auditors face daily. Participants will gain an understanding of how different communication styles impact the way a message is presented and received and how to effectively navigate various communication formats. This interactive course will use lecture, group exercises, real-life case studies, and examples to help auditors develop and implement these communication skills in interviewing situations, meetings, conference calls, presentations, and report writing. Finally, the course will address how to effectively handle difficult situations and conflict. This course utilizes the DiSC Assessment to evaluate participants’ communications styles. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Basic None Internal Audit Staff & Management Internal Audit
COMMUNICATION 101 Essential Communication Skills for Auditors Internal Auditors spend most of their time communicating: speaking with clients, preparing information for distribution, and understanding information they have gathered. Good communication skills are essential for an auditor, and excellent communication skills will make auditors more effective and successful in their role. The course examines why effective communication skills are the foundation for credibility and success for auditors. This course will provide auditors with the communication skills needed in the many communication situations auditors face daily. Participants will gain an understanding of how different communication styles impact the way a message is presented and received and how to effectively navigate various communication formats. This interactive course will use lecture, group exercises, real-life case studies, and examples to help auditors develop and implement these communication skills in interviewing situations, meetings, conference calls, presentations, and report writing. Finally, the course will address how to effectively handle difficult situations and conflict. This course utilizes the DiSC Assessment to evaluate participants’ communications styles. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Basic None Internal Audit Staff & Management Communication
COMMUNICATION 102 Essential Interview Skills for Auditors Auditors obtain their most useful information from talking to people. Effective communication skills are required to be a successful auditor. And having solid interviewing skills will make the auditor more effective and conversations with the client less stressful. Interviewing is part science and part art. This course will help auditors develop the interviewing skills needed to establish rapport and gather facts. Participants will learn how different communication styles impact the way messages are presented and received. It will teach participants how to effectively manage various communication styles and situations to ensure a positive experience for everyone. This interactive course will use lecture, examples, real-life case studies, and group exercises to help auditors develop interviewing and communication skills that can be immediately implemented in interviewing situations and meetings. This course utilizes the DiSC Assessment to evaluate participants’ communications styles. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Basic None Internal Audit Staff & Management Internal Audit
COMMUNICATION 102 Essential Interview Skills for Auditors Auditors obtain their most useful information from talking to people. Effective communication skills are required to be a successful auditor. And having solid interviewing skills will make the auditor more effective and conversations with the client less stressful. Interviewing is part science and part art. This course will help auditors develop the interviewing skills needed to establish rapport and gather facts. Participants will learn how different communication styles impact the way messages are presented and received. It will teach participants how to effectively manage various communication styles and situations to ensure a positive experience for everyone. This interactive course will use lecture, examples, real-life case studies, and group exercises to help auditors develop interviewing and communication skills that can be immediately implemented in interviewing situations and meetings. This course utilizes the DiSC Assessment to evaluate participants’ communications styles. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Basic None Internal Audit Staff & Management Communication
COMMUNICATION 103 Essential Influence & Persuasion Skills Influence and persuasion are the foundation for effective communication. Anytime you interact with others, you are trying to convince them to listen to you, hear your side of the discussion, win them over, buy something, or make a decision. Even simple interactions like deciding where the group will go to lunch involve influence and persuasion skills. These skills also provide the foundation to effectively negotiating and successfully dealing with conflict. In this course, we will define and explore the differences between influence and persuasion. You will learn the ATTiC Framework to understand the components of influence. We will also learn to identify and look at examples of the Dark Side of Influence. This course is part of the Three Part Challenging Communication Program (PROG 301). It can be taken as a stand-alone or combined with Mastering Negotiation Skills (COMM 301) and Mastering Conflict Management (COMM 302) courses. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Basic None Professional Staff & Management Communication
COMMUNICATION 103 Essential Influence & Persuasion Skills Influence and persuasion are the foundation for effective communication. Anytime you interact with others, you are trying to convince them to listen to you, hear your side of the discussion, win them over, buy something, or make a decision. Even simple interactions like deciding where the group will go to lunch involve influence and persuasion skills. These skills also provide the foundation to effectively negotiating and successfully dealing with conflict. In this course, we will define and explore the differences between influence and persuasion. You will learn the ATTiC Framework to understand the components of influence. We will also learn to identify and look at examples of the Dark Side of Influence. This course is part of the Three Part Challenging Communication Program (PROG 301). It can be taken as a stand-alone or combined with Mastering Negotiation Skills (COMM 301) and Mastering Conflict Management (COMM 302) courses. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Basic None Professional Staff & Management Personal Development
COMMUNICATION 104 Technical Writing: Foundation for Delivering the Message A Poorly written audit report can result in valuable work getting ignored or dismissed by those receiving the report. Worse, a poorly written report can create misunderstandings that lead to conflict. Audit reports that are clear and concise and that effectively deliver the message have been a challenge for most audit departments. While most people learn standard writing techniques in school, writing for business executives requires a different and specific skill set. Delivering the message succinctly, directly, and clearly while maintaining a positive and persuasive tone requires a strong command of business writing techniques. This course will provide individuals with the writing skills they need to deliver audit reports that are positively received and clearly understood and that evoke change. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Basic None Internal Audit Staff & Management Communication
COMMUNICATION 104 Technical Writing: Foundation for Delivering the Message A Poorly written audit report can result in valuable work getting ignored or dismissed by those receiving the report. Worse, a poorly written report can create misunderstandings that lead to conflict. Audit reports that are clear and concise and that effectively deliver the message have been a challenge for most audit departments. While most people learn standard writing techniques in school, writing for business executives requires a different and specific skill set. Delivering the message succinctly, directly, and clearly while maintaining a positive and persuasive tone requires a strong command of business writing techniques. This course will provide individuals with the writing skills they need to deliver audit reports that are positively received and clearly understood and that evoke change. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Basic None Internal Audit Staff & Management Personal Development
COMMUNICATION 105 Report Writing: Getting the Message Across Well-written audit reports can be the difference between an audit group that is perceived as adding value and one that merely exists as required compliance. Unfortunately, delivering audit reports that contain objective-driven, direct, concise, evidence-backed information continues to be a challenge for even the most seasoned internal auditors. Audit reports often fail to deliver the intended message for a multitude of reasons, including their length, lack of a clear objective, overabundance of audit lingo and terminology, buried or lost messages, and not understanding the needs of audience. This interactive course will address the challenges commonly associated with audit report writing and teach the skills that will ensure your audit reports will be read and your message received as intended. Finally, this course presents the Two-Page Audit Report methodology, which provides a format and formula that ensures your audit reports get read and understood by any audience, including across the highest levels of the organization. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Basic None Internal Audit Staff & Management Internal Audit
COMMUNICATION 105 Report Writing: Getting the Message Across Well-written audit reports can be the difference between an audit group that is perceived as adding value and one that merely exists as required compliance. Unfortunately, delivering audit reports that contain objective-driven, direct, concise, evidence-backed information continues to be a challenge for even the most seasoned internal auditors. Audit reports often fail to deliver the intended message for a multitude of reasons, including their length, lack of a clear objective, overabundance of audit lingo and terminology, buried or lost messages, and not understanding the needs of audience. This interactive course will address the challenges commonly associated with audit report writing and teach the skills that will ensure your audit reports will be read and your message received as intended. Finally, this course presents the Two-Page Audit Report methodology, which provides a format and formula that ensures your audit reports get read and understood by any audience, including across the highest levels of the organization. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Basic None Internal Audit Staff & Management Communication
COMMUNICATION 201 Essential Communication Skills for Audit Leaders Success for managers depends on the ability to manage and communicate up, down and across. Effective communication for managers requires cooperation, commitment and action of those you manage; and relationship building, establishing credibility and effectively communicating with business partners and clients. Interpersonal skills are important for everyone, but they are critical for success in the audit world. Auditors, and especially audit managers, spend most of their time communicating and they need to convey confidence and credibility through interactions with others. This course helps participants improve their communications skills for managing engagements by looking at personal communication styles and how that impacts relationships and how to effectively communicate 360 degrees. This activity filled two-day course uses lecture, videos, real-life examples, small group exercises and the DiSC assessment to understand and improve their communication skills. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Audit Engagement Leads, Managers, and Project Managers Internal Audit
COMMUNICATION 201 Essential Communication Skills for Audit Leaders Success for managers depends on the ability to manage and communicate up, down and across. Effective communication for managers requires cooperation, commitment and action of those you manage; and relationship building, establishing credibility and effectively communicating with business partners and clients. Interpersonal skills are important for everyone, but they are critical for success in the audit world. Auditors, and especially audit managers, spend most of their time communicating and they need to convey confidence and credibility through interactions with others. This course helps participants improve their communications skills for managing engagements by looking at personal communication styles and how that impacts relationships and how to effectively communicate 360 degrees. This activity filled two-day course uses lecture, videos, real-life examples, small group exercises and the DiSC assessment to understand and improve their communication skills. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Audit Engagement Leads, Managers, and Project Managers Communication
COMMUNICATION 201 Essential Communication Skills for Audit Leaders Success for managers depends on the ability to manage and communicate up, down and across. Effective communication for managers requires cooperation, commitment and action of those you manage; and relationship building, establishing credibility and effectively communicating with business partners and clients. Interpersonal skills are important for everyone, but they are critical for success in the audit world. Auditors, and especially audit managers, spend most of their time communicating and they need to convey confidence and credibility through interactions with others. This course helps participants improve their communications skills for managing engagements by looking at personal communication styles and how that impacts relationships and how to effectively communicate 360 degrees. This activity filled two-day course uses lecture, videos, real-life examples, small group exercises and the DiSC assessment to understand and improve their communication skills. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Audit Engagement Leads, Managers, and Project Managers Leadership
COMMUNICATION 202 Building Credibility and Client Relationships Internal Auditors rely on the relationship with the client to do their work.  The better the relationship the better the outcome of the audit. This course focuses on the skills, attitudes and approaches auditors can use to build positive client relationships and develop credibility in the eyes of the client.   To get the full outline, contact us at training@verracy.com 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Internal Audit
COMMUNICATION 202 Building Credibility and Client Relationships Internal Auditors rely on the relationship with the client to do their work.  The better the relationship the better the outcome of the audit. This course focuses on the skills, attitudes and approaches auditors can use to build positive client relationships and develop credibility in the eyes of the client.   To get the full outline, contact us at training@verracy.com 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Communication
COMMUNICATION 301 Mastering Negotiation Skills This outline is getting revised. Please check back in shortly or contact Verracy for the outline - training@verracy.com 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Intermediate COMM 103 Essential Influence & Persuasion Skills Professionals at all levels Communication
COMMUNICATION 301 Mastering Negotiation Skills This outline is getting revised. Please check back in shortly or contact Verracy for the outline - training@verracy.com 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Intermediate COMM 103 Essential Influence & Persuasion Skills Professionals at all levels Personal Development
COMMUNICATION 302 Mastering Conflict Management Skills This outline is getting revised. Please check back in shortly or contact Verracy for the outline - training@verracy.com 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Intermediate COMM 103 Essential Influence & Persuasion Skills Professionals at all levels Communication
COMMUNICATION 302 Mastering Conflict Management Skills This outline is getting revised. Please check back in shortly or contact Verracy for the outline - training@verracy.com 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Intermediate COMM 103 Essential Influence & Persuasion Skills Professionals at all levels Personal Development
COMPLIANCE 101 Creating an Effective Audit Committee The expectations of audit committees are higher than ever. Members are expected to be proactive, informed, investigative, and accountable. Stakeholders rely on audit committees to execute their oversight duties while keeping up with an increasingly complex financial reporting environment and an ever-changing regulatory landscape. The audit committee should provide oversight of financial reporting, risk management, internal control, compliance, ethics, management, internal audit, and external auditor. Setting the appropriate tone at the top has never been more important for audit committees or boards as a whole. This course covers best practices of core responsibilities and functions of the audit committee and provides tools and techniques to help audit committee members manage their responsibilities and heighten awareness of governance issues to increase the audit committee effectiveness. The course will help organizations establish an effective audit committee based on current best practices. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Advanced Professionals with at least 3 years' experience Board Members, Executive & Senior Management Internal Audit
COMPLIANCE 101 Creating an Effective Audit Committee The expectations of audit committees are higher than ever. Members are expected to be proactive, informed, investigative, and accountable. Stakeholders rely on audit committees to execute their oversight duties while keeping up with an increasingly complex financial reporting environment and an ever-changing regulatory landscape. The audit committee should provide oversight of financial reporting, risk management, internal control, compliance, ethics, management, internal audit, and external auditor. Setting the appropriate tone at the top has never been more important for audit committees or boards as a whole. This course covers best practices of core responsibilities and functions of the audit committee and provides tools and techniques to help audit committee members manage their responsibilities and heighten awareness of governance issues to increase the audit committee effectiveness. The course will help organizations establish an effective audit committee based on current best practices. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Advanced Professionals with at least 3 years' experience Board Members, Executive & Senior Management Compliance
COMPLIANCE 102 Ethics and Compliance Essentials for Global Companies Organizations frequently face bribery and corruption situations in business dealings. According to Transparency International, highly corrupt countries far outnumber low corruption countries. As a result, there has been a recent surge in legislation across the globe against bribery and corruption. New international laws are establishing standards for accounting, the internal control environment, and corporate governance. Many of these new standards focus specifically on an organization’s efforts to prevent bribery. Due to strengthened international enforcement that is more aggressive and more stringent than ever, an organization’s exposure for criminal liability has significantly increased. Recent high-profile cases such as Odebrecht in South America, Keppel Offshore in Singapore, Siemens and Rolls-Royce across several countries are some examples of how organizations can get into trouble due to bribery and corruption. This course will educate participants on the elements of an effective Business Practices (Ethics and Compliance) Program and how to prevent and detect organizational misconduct and protect the organization, its Board, Executives, employees, and its customers and minimize legal violations and exposure. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Regulatory Ethics (Technical) Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Executive Leadership, Internal Auditors, Fraud Investigators, Risk & Compliance, and Finance & Accounting Professionals Compliance
COMPLIANCE 102 Ethics and Compliance Essentials for Global Companies Organizations frequently face bribery and corruption situations in business dealings. According to Transparency International, highly corrupt countries far outnumber low corruption countries. As a result, there has been a recent surge in legislation across the globe against bribery and corruption. New international laws are establishing standards for accounting, the internal control environment, and corporate governance. Many of these new standards focus specifically on an organization’s efforts to prevent bribery. Due to strengthened international enforcement that is more aggressive and more stringent than ever, an organization’s exposure for criminal liability has significantly increased. Recent high-profile cases such as Odebrecht in South America, Keppel Offshore in Singapore, Siemens and Rolls-Royce across several countries are some examples of how organizations can get into trouble due to bribery and corruption. This course will educate participants on the elements of an effective Business Practices (Ethics and Compliance) Program and how to prevent and detect organizational misconduct and protect the organization, its Board, Executives, employees, and its customers and minimize legal violations and exposure. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Regulatory Ethics (Technical) Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Executive Leadership, Internal Auditors, Fraud Investigators, Risk & Compliance, and Finance & Accounting Professionals Ethics
COMPLIANCE 201 Understanding Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Congress enacted the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in 1977 in response to revelations of widespread bribery of foreign officials by U.S. companies. The Act was intended to halt those corrupt practices, create a level playing field for honest businesses, and restore public confidence in the integrity of the marketplace. The FCPA prohibits the payment of bribes to foreign officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business and applies to anywhere in the world a U.S. organization does business and extends to agents such as third parties, consultants, joint venture partners, and others. To exhibit adherence and promote transparency, the FCPA requires the maintenance of accurate books and records and a system of effective internal controls. This course will provide participants with an understanding of the FCPA requirements, consequences for violations and today’s best practices for effective FCPA compliance programs. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Regulatory Ethics (Technical) Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Executive Leadership, Internal Auditors, Fraud Investigators, Risk & Compliance, and Finance & Accounting Professionals Compliance
COMPLIANCE 201 Understanding Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Congress enacted the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in 1977 in response to revelations of widespread bribery of foreign officials by U.S. companies. The Act was intended to halt those corrupt practices, create a level playing field for honest businesses, and restore public confidence in the integrity of the marketplace. The FCPA prohibits the payment of bribes to foreign officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business and applies to anywhere in the world a U.S. organization does business and extends to agents such as third parties, consultants, joint venture partners, and others. To exhibit adherence and promote transparency, the FCPA requires the maintenance of accurate books and records and a system of effective internal controls. This course will provide participants with an understanding of the FCPA requirements, consequences for violations and today’s best practices for effective FCPA compliance programs. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Regulatory Ethics (Technical) Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Executive Leadership, Internal Auditors, Fraud Investigators, Risk & Compliance, and Finance & Accounting Professionals Ethics
COMPLIANCE 202 Navigating the FCPA & UK Bribery Act Global anti-corruption enforcement has never been more active. The Yates Memo, increased incentives for whistleblowers through Frank-Dodd, the SEC’s “broken window” policy toward large and small violations, and the Department of Justice’s U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Pilot Program have led to a significant increase in enforcement and penalties. In 2016 FCPA enforcement led to actions against 27 corporations, resulting in $2.41 billion in penalties. In March of 2018 the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) successfully prosecuted the first “failure-to-prevent” case under the UK Bribery Act. FCPA compliance is not just for business conducted on foreign soil—it requires “books and records” and an internal controls provision that applies to all publicly listed companies. The SEC continues to push an expansive view on the internal controls provision of the FCPA where adequate controls in centralized accounting functions are no longer enough. This course will educate participants on the legal and regulatory frameworks of the UK Bribery Act and the FCPA and cover the requirements of a compliance program to deter, prevent, detect, and minimize legal violations. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 4 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Regulatory Ethics (Technical) Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Executive Leadership, Internal Auditors, Fraud Investigators, Risk & Compliance, and Finance & Accounting Professionals Compliance
COMPLIANCE 202 Navigating the FCPA & UK Bribery Act Global anti-corruption enforcement has never been more active. The Yates Memo, increased incentives for whistleblowers through Frank-Dodd, the SEC’s “broken window” policy toward large and small violations, and the Department of Justice’s U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Pilot Program have led to a significant increase in enforcement and penalties. In 2016 FCPA enforcement led to actions against 27 corporations, resulting in $2.41 billion in penalties. In March of 2018 the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) successfully prosecuted the first “failure-to-prevent” case under the UK Bribery Act. FCPA compliance is not just for business conducted on foreign soil—it requires “books and records” and an internal controls provision that applies to all publicly listed companies. The SEC continues to push an expansive view on the internal controls provision of the FCPA where adequate controls in centralized accounting functions are no longer enough. This course will educate participants on the legal and regulatory frameworks of the UK Bribery Act and the FCPA and cover the requirements of a compliance program to deter, prevent, detect, and minimize legal violations. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 4 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Regulatory Ethics (Technical) Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Executive Leadership, Internal Auditors, Fraud Investigators, Risk & Compliance, and Finance & Accounting Professionals Ethics
COMPLIANCE 301 Fighting Corruption in a Global Market: Compliance Risk Assessments Bribery and corruption risks for organizations continue to rise as today’s marketplace becomes more global. Companies must be aware, and prepared, for the risks that operating in countries, cultures, or areas far from their home market will present. Bribery and corruption are standard practice in some regions and learning to anticipate and identify the red flags for corruption is critical to an organization’s success. Organizations can defend against corruption by understanding and identifying potential threats, proactively performing risk assessments and having effective action plans to mitigate those threats. Continuous assessment and monitoring of an organization’s anti-corruption and bribery compliance program is necessary to ensure effectiveness against an ever-changing landscape of threats. This course will examine the current global corruption environment and today’s best practices in anti-bribery and corruption programs, risk assessments and deliver useable methodologies for identifying and detecting corruption risks and occurrences. Real-life case studies, examples and participant exercises will be used. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Regulatory Ethics (Technical) Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Executive Leadership, Internal Auditors, Fraud Investigators, Risk & Compliance, and Finance & Accounting Professionals Compliance
COMPLIANCE 301 Fighting Corruption in a Global Market: Compliance Risk Assessments Bribery and corruption risks for organizations continue to rise as today’s marketplace becomes more global. Companies must be aware, and prepared, for the risks that operating in countries, cultures, or areas far from their home market will present. Bribery and corruption are standard practice in some regions and learning to anticipate and identify the red flags for corruption is critical to an organization’s success. Organizations can defend against corruption by understanding and identifying potential threats, proactively performing risk assessments and having effective action plans to mitigate those threats. Continuous assessment and monitoring of an organization’s anti-corruption and bribery compliance program is necessary to ensure effectiveness against an ever-changing landscape of threats. This course will examine the current global corruption environment and today’s best practices in anti-bribery and corruption programs, risk assessments and deliver useable methodologies for identifying and detecting corruption risks and occurrences. Real-life case studies, examples and participant exercises will be used. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Regulatory Ethics (Technical) Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Executive Leadership, Internal Auditors, Fraud Investigators, Risk & Compliance, and Finance & Accounting Professionals Ethics
COMPLIANCE 301 Fighting Corruption in a Global Market: Compliance Risk Assessments Bribery and corruption risks for organizations continue to rise as today’s marketplace becomes more global. Companies must be aware, and prepared, for the risks that operating in countries, cultures, or areas far from their home market will present. Bribery and corruption are standard practice in some regions and learning to anticipate and identify the red flags for corruption is critical to an organization’s success. Organizations can defend against corruption by understanding and identifying potential threats, proactively performing risk assessments and having effective action plans to mitigate those threats. Continuous assessment and monitoring of an organization’s anti-corruption and bribery compliance program is necessary to ensure effectiveness against an ever-changing landscape of threats. This course will examine the current global corruption environment and today’s best practices in anti-bribery and corruption programs, risk assessments and deliver useable methodologies for identifying and detecting corruption risks and occurrences. Real-life case studies, examples and participant exercises will be used. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Regulatory Ethics (Technical) Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Executive Leadership, Internal Auditors, Fraud Investigators, Risk & Compliance, and Finance & Accounting Professionals Fraud & Forensics
CURRENT 101 Best Practices in Internal Audit Today (Updated Semi-Annually) As responsibilities and expectations for today’s auditor increase and budgets and resources continually shrink, understanding the latest methodologies, tools, and techniques being used in the audit industry can be critical to the success of an audit team. This course will introduce, review, and evaluate the leading best practices being utilized to help auditors become highly effective and efficient. Each area of the audit process—risk assessment, planning, interviewing, process documenting, sampling and testing, and reporting—will be examined. We will also cover marketing and selling the audit function capabilities to the business and best practices for audit teamwork. This interactive course incorporates practice exercises, case studies, and demonstrations to ensure concepts are thoroughly understood and can be immediately applied in the workplace. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Basic None Internal Audit Staff & Management Internal Audit
CURRENT 101 Best Practices in Internal Audit Today (Updated Semi-Annually) As responsibilities and expectations for today’s auditor increase and budgets and resources continually shrink, understanding the latest methodologies, tools, and techniques being used in the audit industry can be critical to the success of an audit team. This course will introduce, review, and evaluate the leading best practices being utilized to help auditors become highly effective and efficient. Each area of the audit process—risk assessment, planning, interviewing, process documenting, sampling and testing, and reporting—will be examined. We will also cover marketing and selling the audit function capabilities to the business and best practices for audit teamwork. This interactive course incorporates practice exercises, case studies, and demonstrations to ensure concepts are thoroughly understood and can be immediately applied in the workplace. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Basic None Internal Audit Staff & Management Current Event
CURRENT 102 Revisiting Risk Assessments after COVID-19 Change equals risk. With change comes an increase in risk. The increased risk can be temporary while we work through the change, or it can be permanent. It is our job to determine which. We are in unprecedented times and experiencing a time of significant change for all organizations. The work that we have done, the risk assessments, the forecasts, the audits, all need to be revisited and spot checked to take into consideration what has changed and how it has impacted our assessment of risk and exposures for our organization. This course will examine how auditors and fraud examiners should revisit risk assessments, recent audits and identify, evaluate and prioritize emerging risks as a result of COVID. Fraud risk is increasing significantly with the changes, adaptions, and work-arounds organizations have had to leverage to keep operating during COVID. This course will examine how to assess the increased fraud risk and what can be done to prevent, detect and deter fraud during these new circumstances. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Internal Audit
CURRENT 102 Revisiting Risk Assessments after COVID-19 Change equals risk. With change comes an increase in risk. The increased risk can be temporary while we work through the change, or it can be permanent. It is our job to determine which. We are in unprecedented times and experiencing a time of significant change for all organizations. The work that we have done, the risk assessments, the forecasts, the audits, all need to be revisited and spot checked to take into consideration what has changed and how it has impacted our assessment of risk and exposures for our organization. This course will examine how auditors and fraud examiners should revisit risk assessments, recent audits and identify, evaluate and prioritize emerging risks as a result of COVID. Fraud risk is increasing significantly with the changes, adaptions, and work-arounds organizations have had to leverage to keep operating during COVID. This course will examine how to assess the increased fraud risk and what can be done to prevent, detect and deter fraud during these new circumstances. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Current Event
CURRENT 103 COVID-19 & Fraud Risks Fraudsters love chaos because it provides opportunity. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended normal processes and activities leaving everyone, business and individuals, more susceptible to fraud. The ACFE recently reported research has found more that more than 4,000 coronavirus related domains have been registered since January 2020. It is expected many of these will be used in phishing schemes. Changes in organizational processes and professional interactions will create opportunity for fraud. This course will examine the most likely and anticipated fraud schemes to occur as a result of COVID-19 and how to prevent and detect new and emerging fraud and fraud risk. It will look at the changes in pressure and opportunity for fraud as related to the significant changes being experienced and what organizations should be doing to prepare and deal with increased fraud risk. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Current Event
CURRENT 103 COVID-19 & Fraud Risks Fraudsters love chaos because it provides opportunity. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended normal processes and activities leaving everyone, business and individuals, more susceptible to fraud. The ACFE recently reported research has found more that more than 4,000 coronavirus related domains have been registered since January 2020. It is expected many of these will be used in phishing schemes. Changes in organizational processes and professional interactions will create opportunity for fraud. This course will examine the most likely and anticipated fraud schemes to occur as a result of COVID-19 and how to prevent and detect new and emerging fraud and fraud risk. It will look at the changes in pressure and opportunity for fraud as related to the significant changes being experienced and what organizations should be doing to prepare and deal with increased fraud risk. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Fraud & Forensics
DATA 101 Using Data Analytics to Transform Internal Audit Data analytics programs are an excellent opportunity for audit functions to truly add value to their organizations by enhancing assurance for audits, expanding coverage, enabling fraud detection and reducing efforts for Sarbanes-Oxley. Good programs help audit functions to be efficient, scalable, reduce errors and provide greater audit and fraud coverage. However, implementing and expanding a program can be challenging. A successful program requires many different skills sets and rarely does a single individual possess all the necessary skills. Proficiency with a data analytics tool is only one piece of the puzzle. Leveraging the knowledge of the entire audit team is what makes data analytics programs successful. That requires educating the entire team on data analytics – what a program can provide, and what will make it valuable for audit and the organization. This course will help auditors understand what data analytics can do, what is required for a successful program, what areas to targeted, and most importantly, why everyone’s skills and knowledge are needed. Participants will learn interactively through a combination of lecture, case studies, demonstrations, and exercises. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Internal Audit
DATA 101 Using Data Analytics to Transform Internal Audit Data analytics programs are an excellent opportunity for audit functions to truly add value to their organizations by enhancing assurance for audits, expanding coverage, enabling fraud detection and reducing efforts for Sarbanes-Oxley. Good programs help audit functions to be efficient, scalable, reduce errors and provide greater audit and fraud coverage. However, implementing and expanding a program can be challenging. A successful program requires many different skills sets and rarely does a single individual possess all the necessary skills. Proficiency with a data analytics tool is only one piece of the puzzle. Leveraging the knowledge of the entire audit team is what makes data analytics programs successful. That requires educating the entire team on data analytics – what a program can provide, and what will make it valuable for audit and the organization. This course will help auditors understand what data analytics can do, what is required for a successful program, what areas to targeted, and most importantly, why everyone’s skills and knowledge are needed. Participants will learn interactively through a combination of lecture, case studies, demonstrations, and exercises. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Data & Data Analytics
DATA 102 Moving Beyond AP & Payroll with Data Analytics So you’ve got invoice duplicate payments nailed to the wall, and you are sure none will get passed your data analytics program. Ghost employees are a thing of the past, but now what? Your program has worked so well, you don’t even have any exceptions any more. And while that is definitely a good thing, it leaves you wanting more. And wanting something to show to the executives once in a while. Now that you have got your data analytics tool mapped to your systems, and your in-house data analysts already engaged, what else can you do with your data analytics program? What other areas of audit and the business can benefit from data analytics? This course is designed to take data analytics programs that have mastered AP and Payroll exception reporting and continuous auditing to the next level and demonstrate how data analytics can be applied to real-time risk analysis, performance audits, operational audits, regulatory compliance, audit specific analytics, fraud auditing, fraud detection and fraud investigation. Participants will be introduced to the techniques currently being used by leading data analytics programs through the use of case studies, best practices and demonstrations. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Data & Data Analytics
DATA 103 The Truth About Data Big Data. Data-driven decision making. They are more than buzz words; they are requirements in today’s competitive business environment. Data empowers organizations to respond almost in real time, but does “fast” decision making it also create problems? This session will explore the value of data and data-driven decision making, but also examine the pitfalls of decisions made solely using data. We will compare the difference between ethical decision making and data-driven decision making and how organizations can incorporate and embrace ethical decision making while still leveraging insights provided by data. We will also examine why critical thinking skills are so important when working with data and how data can be both unwittingly and willingly manipulated to alter perception and sometimes reality. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Specialized Skills
DATA 103 The Truth About Data Big Data. Data-driven decision making. They are more than buzz words; they are requirements in today’s competitive business environment. Data empowers organizations to respond almost in real time, but does “fast” decision making it also create problems? This session will explore the value of data and data-driven decision making, but also examine the pitfalls of decisions made solely using data. We will compare the difference between ethical decision making and data-driven decision making and how organizations can incorporate and embrace ethical decision making while still leveraging insights provided by data. We will also examine why critical thinking skills are so important when working with data and how data can be both unwittingly and willingly manipulated to alter perception and sometimes reality. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Data & Data Analytics
DATA 201 Creative Data Visualization Using Excel Each day the world generates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. Every organization is tracking and maintaining information they never had before. That is a lot of data, and organizational leaders expect us to make sense of it—and not only make sense of it, but also communicate it in a way that it makes sense to busy executives. How do we do that? We visualize it. With a single image, a complex idea can be explained instantly. A good chart, graph, or picture can explain at a glance what may take 5 to 10 pages of narrative to explain in a report. This course teaches participants to present data analytics results visually with state-of-the-art graphics presentations. Participants will learn through real-world case studies and examples of success (and failures) within world-class programs. The class is intended to teach participants to enhance existing data analytics with data visualization. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Specialized Skills
DATA 201 Creative Data Visualization Using Excel Each day the world generates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. Every organization is tracking and maintaining information they never had before. That is a lot of data, and organizational leaders expect us to make sense of it—and not only make sense of it, but also communicate it in a way that it makes sense to busy executives. How do we do that? We visualize it. With a single image, a complex idea can be explained instantly. A good chart, graph, or picture can explain at a glance what may take 5 to 10 pages of narrative to explain in a report. This course teaches participants to present data analytics results visually with state-of-the-art graphics presentations. Participants will learn through real-world case studies and examples of success (and failures) within world-class programs. The class is intended to teach participants to enhance existing data analytics with data visualization. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Data & Data Analytics
DATA 202 Fundamentals for Continuous Auditing The ever-increasing demand on Internal Audit to deliver more – detailed risk assessments, fraud detection and investigation, performance auditing, root cause analysis and more – often without increased staffing or budget can put tremendous pressure on the audit team. Audit teams frequently face the question; how do we expand the number of audits this year and ensure a quality deliverable without increasing staff or budget? How do we do more, with less? These demands require us to challenge our audit techniques and begin to leverage technology in our controls testing. With shrinking budgets and limited resources this can be an overwhelming challenge for any internal audit function. In this hands-on (not theory!) workshop you will use one of the leading data analytics tools to perform real control testing while learning how to design a continuous audit from scratch without having to be a programmer. 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Data & Data Analytics
DATA 301 Hands On Data Analytics Fundamentals Internal audit departments are expected to help organizations improve business processes, ensure regulatory compliance, fight fraud, and get to the root cause of organizational issues. Data analytics programs can help audit functions meet those expectations and be more efficient, scalable, reduce testing effort and audit errors, while providing greater assurance and audit and risk coverage. Effective programs provide long-term continuous auditing and monitoring for legal and compliance issues as well as the ability to perform ad hoc audit testing, operational analysis, and fraud investigations. Data analytics programs are the cornerstone of fraud detection for many organizations, providing audit and fraud teams the ability to identify red flags in real time. This course teaches participants to develop data analytics scripts to support an audit. The course is interactive, and participants will learn through a combination of lecture, live demonstrations, and hands-on exercises. Bonus: all registered attendees will receive a trial version of the software and best practice templates. 8, 16 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience IT Auditors and Data Analysts Data & Data Analytics
DATA 302 Hands On Automating Data Analytics Scripts and Queries If you think automation is only for Information Technology experts or programmers, think again. Using internal audit frameworks, you will learn how to create automated tasks from start to finish. From planning to execution to documentation, you will create templates that can be leveraged immediately. Once you apply the techniques learned in this course, you will have the foundation to build your continuous auditing and monitoring projects. In this two-day course attendees will learn how to create automated scripts and queries. Participants will learn about the four stages of data analytics progression and the hands-on modules will introduce techniques that help you go from manual to automation without being a programmer. Participants will learn interactively through a combination of lecture, live demonstrations, and exercises. Bonus: all registered attendees will receive a trial version of the software and best practice templates. 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Advanced Professionals with at least 2 years' experience IT Auditors and Data Analysts Data & Data Analytics
DATA 303 Hands On Developing Effective Continuous Audits using Data Analytics The ever-increasing demand on Internal Audit to deliver more—detailed risk assessments, fraud detection, root cause analysis, and more—often without increased staffing or budget can put tremendous pressure on the audit team. Audit teams frequently face questions like: How do we expand the number of audits this year and ensure a quality deliverable without increasing staff or budget? These demands require us to challenge our audit techniques and begin to leverage technology in our controls testing. In this hands-on (not theory!) workshop, participants will use one of the leading data analytics tools to perform real controls testing while learning to design a continuous audit from scratch without having to be a programmer.  We will take a common manual test performed the same way for years in most organizations and learn to automate it. Participants will perform all the required steps to fully automate the process and create a continuous audit. Participants will complete the course having created a continuous audit that runs when needed. Bonus: all registered attendees will receive a trial version of the software and best practice templates. 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Advanced Professionals with at least 2 years' experience IT Auditors and Data Analysts Data & Data Analytics
DATA 304 Hands On Creative Data Visualization using Data Analytics Each day the world generates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. Every organization is tracking and maintaining information they never had before. That is a lot of data, and organizational leaders expect us to make sense of it—and not only make sense of it, but also communicate it in a way that it makes sense to busy executives. How do we do that? We visualize it. With a single image, a complex idea can be explained instantly. A good chart, graph, or picture can explain at a glance what may take 5 to 10 pages of narrative to explain in a report. This course teaches participants to present data analytics results visually with state-of-the-art graphics presentations. Participants will learn through hands-on techniques, real-world case studies and examples of success (and failures) within world-class programs. The class is intended to teach participants to enhance existing data analytics with data visualization. 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Advanced Professionals with at least 2 years' experience IT Auditors and Data Analysts Data & Data Analytics
ETHICS 101 Attitudes, Culture & Ethics in Organizations This outline is getting revised. Please check back in shortly or contact Verracy for the outline - training@verracy.com 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 3 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Leadership
ETHICS 101 Attitudes, Culture & Ethics in Organizations This outline is getting revised. Please check back in shortly or contact Verracy for the outline - training@verracy.com 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 3 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Ethics
ETHICS 201 Understanding Ethical Decision Making Media coverage of the Wells Fargo, Volkswagen, Uber, United Airlines, Turing Pharmaceuticals, FIFA, Lance Armstrong, and other scandals highlight the susceptibility of organizations to poor ethical decision-making. While ethics training is common in most organizations it is failing on a regular basis. To be effective, ethics training must do more than inform employees of laws and policies they are expected to comply with. Instead, the goal should be to equip and encourage employees to make sound ethical decisions. For ethics training to be effective it must focus on decision making and providing employees with the knowledge and skills to make ethical decisions and choices in a manner consistent with the ethical principles and expectations of the organizational. This course examines the vital topic of ethics and its importance to overall corporate and personal well-being. Specifically, what factors influence ethical decision making and what this means to management, the organization, the community, the individual, and to organizational internal controls. The course examines several widely used ethical decision-making frameworks. Participants will learn through lecture, case studies, and real-life exercises. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 4 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Executive Leadership, Internal Auditors, Fraud Investigators, Risk & Compliance, and Finance & Accounting Professionals Ethics
ETHICS 201 Understanding Ethical Decision Making Media coverage of the Wells Fargo, Volkswagen, Uber, United Airlines, Turing Pharmaceuticals, FIFA, Lance Armstrong, and other scandals highlight the susceptibility of organizations to poor ethical decision-making. While ethics training is common in most organizations it is failing on a regular basis. To be effective, ethics training must do more than inform employees of laws and policies they are expected to comply with. Instead, the goal should be to equip and encourage employees to make sound ethical decisions. For ethics training to be effective it must focus on decision making and providing employees with the knowledge and skills to make ethical decisions and choices in a manner consistent with the ethical principles and expectations of the organizational. This course examines the vital topic of ethics and its importance to overall corporate and personal well-being. Specifically, what factors influence ethical decision making and what this means to management, the organization, the community, the individual, and to organizational internal controls. The course examines several widely used ethical decision-making frameworks. Participants will learn through lecture, case studies, and real-life exercises. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 4 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Executive Leadership, Internal Auditors, Fraud Investigators, Risk & Compliance, and Finance & Accounting Professionals Personal Development
ETHICS 202 Data Driven vs. Ethical Decision Making Big Data. Data-driven decision making. They are more than buzz words; they are requirements in today’s competitive business environment. Data empowers organizations to respond almost in real time, but does “fast” decision making it also create problems? This session will explore the value of data and data-driven decision making, but also examine the pitfalls of decisions made solely using data. We will compare the difference between ethical decision making and data-driven decision making and how organizations can incorporate and embrace ethical decision making while still leveraging insights provided by data. We will also examine why critical thinking skills are so important when working with data and how data can be both unwittingly and willingly manipulated to alter perception and sometimes reality. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Executive Leadership, Internal Auditors, Fraud Investigators, Risk & Compliance, and Finance & Accounting Professionals Ethics
ETHICS 202 Data Driven vs. Ethical Decision Making Big Data. Data-driven decision making. They are more than buzz words; they are requirements in today’s competitive business environment. Data empowers organizations to respond almost in real time, but does “fast” decision making it also create problems? This session will explore the value of data and data-driven decision making, but also examine the pitfalls of decisions made solely using data. We will compare the difference between ethical decision making and data-driven decision making and how organizations can incorporate and embrace ethical decision making while still leveraging insights provided by data. We will also examine why critical thinking skills are so important when working with data and how data can be both unwittingly and willingly manipulated to alter perception and sometimes reality. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Executive Leadership, Internal Auditors, Fraud Investigators, Risk & Compliance, and Finance & Accounting Professionals Specialized Skills
ETHICS 401 Auditing Culture and Ethical Values in an Organization What is culture? Culture is an organization’s personality. It is, “How we do things around here” or “The Company way”. Culture is the most significant driver for ethical – or unethical – behavior in an organization. Auditing culture and ethical values can be difficult. The topics are sensitive and can be highly ambiguous and subjective. Recent high-profile corporate scandals involving ethics failures can be tied to cultures that drive behavior by encouraging, allowing or ignoring the bad behaviors. There is a need to audit culture and ethical values in today’s high-pressure business environment. This course examines how to audit culture and ethics in organizations today. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Internal Audit
ETHICS 401 Auditing Culture and Ethical Values in an Organization What is culture? Culture is an organization’s personality. It is, “How we do things around here” or “The Company way”. Culture is the most significant driver for ethical – or unethical – behavior in an organization. Auditing culture and ethical values can be difficult. The topics are sensitive and can be highly ambiguous and subjective. Recent high-profile corporate scandals involving ethics failures can be tied to cultures that drive behavior by encouraging, allowing or ignoring the bad behaviors. There is a need to audit culture and ethical values in today’s high-pressure business environment. This course examines how to audit culture and ethics in organizations today. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Ethics
FRAUD 101 Fraud Basics Identifying and understanding fraud requires training. Fraud activities, red flags and attributes are often misinterpreted as mistakes or having a good reason, even if that reason doesn’t make sense. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) studies show that an average of 5% of revenue is lost to internal fraud schemes within an organization. To fight fraud, organizations and individuals must understand fraud. This course explains, in depth, the opportunities that lead to fraud, the pressures that cause fraud and how individuals rationalize their fraudulent behavior: the fraud triangle. The course examines the fraud tree and all its fraud schemes and their red flags. Fraudster characteristics are explored and examined. This class will provide individuals with the knowledge necessary to identify fraud opportunities, pressures and red flags to prevent and detect fraud. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Basic None Professional Staff & Management Risk Management
FRAUD 101 Fraud Basics Identifying and understanding fraud requires training. Fraud activities, red flags and attributes are often misinterpreted as mistakes or having a good reason, even if that reason doesn’t make sense. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) studies show that an average of 5% of revenue is lost to internal fraud schemes within an organization. To fight fraud, organizations and individuals must understand fraud. This course explains, in depth, the opportunities that lead to fraud, the pressures that cause fraud and how individuals rationalize their fraudulent behavior: the fraud triangle. The course examines the fraud tree and all its fraud schemes and their red flags. Fraudster characteristics are explored and examined. This class will provide individuals with the knowledge necessary to identify fraud opportunities, pressures and red flags to prevent and detect fraud. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Basic None Professional Staff & Management Fraud & Forensics
FRAUD 102 Fraud Awareness Training All organizations are subject to fraud risk. Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) studies show that an average of 5% of revenue is lost to internal fraud schemes within an organization. History has taught us that identifying and evaluating fraud requires more than common sense; it requires training and skills development. Creating fraud awareness and teaching employees to recognize potential fraud risks can reduce the potential financial, reputational, and organizational risks associated with fraud. The ability of an organization to prevent and detect fraud begins with fraud awareness—how it occurs, the characteristics of a fraudster, and what to do when fraud is suspected. This class will help individuals learn and develop the skills necessary to identify potential opportunities for fraud, red flags of fraud and what should be done is fraud is suspected. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 4 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Basic None Professional Staff & Management Compliance
FRAUD 102 Fraud Awareness Training All organizations are subject to fraud risk. Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) studies show that an average of 5% of revenue is lost to internal fraud schemes within an organization. History has taught us that identifying and evaluating fraud requires more than common sense; it requires training and skills development. Creating fraud awareness and teaching employees to recognize potential fraud risks can reduce the potential financial, reputational, and organizational risks associated with fraud. The ability of an organization to prevent and detect fraud begins with fraud awareness—how it occurs, the characteristics of a fraudster, and what to do when fraud is suspected. This class will help individuals learn and develop the skills necessary to identify potential opportunities for fraud, red flags of fraud and what should be done is fraud is suspected. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 4 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Basic None Professional Staff & Management Fraud & Forensics
FRAUD 103 Fraud Awareness Training for Executives Concerned about occupational fraud? You should be. All organizations are subject to fraud risk. Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) studies show that an average of 5% of revenue is lost to internal fraud schemes within an organization. Creating fraud awareness and understanding how to properly identify and assess potential fraud risk helps an organization develop effective fraud programs that reduce the potential financial, reputational, and organizational risks associated with fraud. The ability of an organization to prevent and detect fraud begins with fraud awareness—how it occurs, the characteristics of fraudsters, and what to do when fraud is suspected. This course will help busy executives gain the basic knowledge necessary to understand potential fraud risks and oversee fraud programs in their organization. The course uses case studies and illustrates current best practices. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Board Members, Executive & Senior Management Leadership
FRAUD 103 Fraud Awareness Training for Executives Concerned about occupational fraud? You should be. All organizations are subject to fraud risk. Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) studies show that an average of 5% of revenue is lost to internal fraud schemes within an organization. Creating fraud awareness and understanding how to properly identify and assess potential fraud risk helps an organization develop effective fraud programs that reduce the potential financial, reputational, and organizational risks associated with fraud. The ability of an organization to prevent and detect fraud begins with fraud awareness—how it occurs, the characteristics of fraudsters, and what to do when fraud is suspected. This course will help busy executives gain the basic knowledge necessary to understand potential fraud risks and oversee fraud programs in their organization. The course uses case studies and illustrates current best practices. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Board Members, Executive & Senior Management Fraud & Forensics
FRAUD 104 Corporate Fraud and Lessons Learned Corporate fraud and scandal go back as far as the existence of organizations. This class will take you through the parallel histories of corporations and corporate frauds, taking an in-depth look at the biggest corporate frauds in history and the resulting changes to the regulatory and the legal environment. The sometimes shocking, sometimes appalling, and occasionally hilarious stories of America’s most known, some little known, and several forgotten corporate fraud cases will provide you with insights on how these frauds occurred and how they could have been prevented. The course will walk you through the fraud cases, the characters involved, and how these cases have helped shape not only the American business environment, but the global environment as well. This course will provide the basics of fraud using fascinating and entertaining real-world case studies, including some of the instructor’s personal large-scale fraud cases. This course is interactive, and the fundamentals will be taught through a combination of lecture, group and individual exercises, and class participation. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Basic None Professional Staff & Management Fraud & Forensics
FRAUD 105 Fighting Fraud Using Critical Thinking Critical Thinking is a skill that need to be developed and cultivated. And it is a skill that is crucial to successfully fighting fraud. Fraud fighter must not only understand fraud schemes and scenarios but also: fraudster behaviors and rationalizations, the driving forces of organizational culture, how to identify, analyze and evaluate information, data and evidence. The complexity of fraud fighting can lead to misunderstanding, misinformation, misdirection and confusion. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Fraud Investigators and Internal Auditors at all levels Personal Development
FRAUD 105 Fighting Fraud Using Critical Thinking Critical Thinking is a skill that need to be developed and cultivated. And it is a skill that is crucial to successfully fighting fraud. Fraud fighter must not only understand fraud schemes and scenarios but also: fraudster behaviors and rationalizations, the driving forces of organizational culture, how to identify, analyze and evaluate information, data and evidence. The complexity of fraud fighting can lead to misunderstanding, misinformation, misdirection and confusion. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Fraud Investigators and Internal Auditors at all levels Fraud & Forensics
FRAUD 106 Commonly Overlooked Issues in Fraud Prevention and Detection There are more fraud professionals today than every before, yet fraud and corruption continue to persist. Understanding fraud schemes, the fraud triangle fraudster characteristics and red flags is crucial, but there are still things that re frequently overlooked by the good guys because they aren’t always thinking like a bad guy. This course will take a look at several issues in organizations that were overlooked and ultimately led to significant fraud. Case studies will be used to examine the various situations, conditions and attitudes they created the opportunity, sometimes the pressure and occasionally even the rationalization for these fraud cases. The course will be a combination of lecture, exercise and an examination of both well known fraud cases and the instructor’s personal fraud cases. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 4 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Fraud Investigators and Internal Auditors at all levels Compliance
FRAUD 106 Commonly Overlooked Issues in Fraud Prevention and Detection There are more fraud professionals today than every before, yet fraud and corruption continue to persist. Understanding fraud schemes, the fraud triangle fraudster characteristics and red flags is crucial, but there are still things that re frequently overlooked by the good guys because they aren’t always thinking like a bad guy. This course will take a look at several issues in organizations that were overlooked and ultimately led to significant fraud. Case studies will be used to examine the various situations, conditions and attitudes they created the opportunity, sometimes the pressure and occasionally even the rationalization for these fraud cases. The course will be a combination of lecture, exercise and an examination of both well known fraud cases and the instructor’s personal fraud cases. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 4 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Fraud Investigators and Internal Auditors at all levels Fraud & Forensics
FRAUD 107 Embedding Fraud Detection in Audit Auditors today are expected actively participate in prevention and detection of fraud in their organizations. A traditional audit catches less than 4% of existing frauds because audits are designed to test effectiveness of controls and evaluate operating efficiency, not find fraud. Embedding fraud awareness, prevention and detection into auditing requires understanding fraud schemes and fraudster characteristics. This course provides the fundamentals for developing fraud audit programs and incorporating fraud detection into the standard auditing process. This in-depth course looks at the fraud tree and covers common fraud schemes and scenarios to provide the participants with the knowledge needed to start implementing fraud detection into their audit processes immediately. This interactive course will be taught through a combination of lecture, group exercises, and class participation. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Internal Audit
FRAUD 107 Embedding Fraud Detection in Audit Auditors today are expected actively participate in prevention and detection of fraud in their organizations. A traditional audit catches less than 4% of existing frauds because audits are designed to test effectiveness of controls and evaluate operating efficiency, not find fraud. Embedding fraud awareness, prevention and detection into auditing requires understanding fraud schemes and fraudster characteristics. This course provides the fundamentals for developing fraud audit programs and incorporating fraud detection into the standard auditing process. This in-depth course looks at the fraud tree and covers common fraud schemes and scenarios to provide the participants with the knowledge needed to start implementing fraud detection into their audit processes immediately. This interactive course will be taught through a combination of lecture, group exercises, and class participation. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Fraud & Forensics
FRAUD 201 Implementing a Fraud Awareness Training Program All organizations are subject to fraud risk. Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) studies show that an average of 5% of revenue is lost to internal fraud schemes within an organization. History has taught us that identifying and evaluating fraud requires more than common sense; it requires training and skills development. Creating fraud awareness and teaching employees to recognize potential fraud risks can reduce the potential financial, reputational, and organizational risks associated with fraud. The ability of an organization to prevent and detect fraud begins with fraud awareness—how it occurs, the characteristics of a fraudster, and what to do when fraud is suspected. This class will help individuals learn and develop the skills necessary to help drive, implement, and execute an effective Fraud Awareness Training Program in their organization as part of an overall Fraud Prevention Program through the use of case studies, best practices, and group exercises. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Executive Leadership, Internal Auditors, Fraud Investigators, Risk & Compliance, and Finance & Accounting Professionals Compliance
FRAUD 201 Implementing a Fraud Awareness Training Program All organizations are subject to fraud risk. Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) studies show that an average of 5% of revenue is lost to internal fraud schemes within an organization. History has taught us that identifying and evaluating fraud requires more than common sense; it requires training and skills development. Creating fraud awareness and teaching employees to recognize potential fraud risks can reduce the potential financial, reputational, and organizational risks associated with fraud. The ability of an organization to prevent and detect fraud begins with fraud awareness—how it occurs, the characteristics of a fraudster, and what to do when fraud is suspected. This class will help individuals learn and develop the skills necessary to help drive, implement, and execute an effective Fraud Awareness Training Program in their organization as part of an overall Fraud Prevention Program through the use of case studies, best practices, and group exercises. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 2 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Executive Leadership, Internal Auditors, Fraud Investigators, Risk & Compliance, and Finance & Accounting Professionals Fraud & Forensics
FRAUD 202 Engagement Fraud Risk Assessments for Audit All organizations are subject to fraud risk. ACFE studies show that on average 5% of revenue is lost to internal fraud schemes within an organization. Today internal auditor are expected to help lead the charge in the fight against fraud within their organization. To do this, audit must understanding how to properly identify and assess potential fraud risk and then work that knowledge and skills into their auditing programs. Traditionally fraud detection programs and internal auditing programs were separate functions but combining the efforts provides clear advantages all organizations can benefit from. This course is designed to help individuals learn and develop the skills necessary to help drive, implement and execute an effective fraud risk assessment as part of an individual engagement or part of the overall Fraud Risk Program and then incorporate fraud detection methods into the audit engagement. This highly interactive class achieves its learning objectives through the use of case studies, exposure to best practices tools and techniques and group exercises. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Internal Audit
FRAUD 202 Engagement Fraud Risk Assessments for Audit All organizations are subject to fraud risk. ACFE studies show that on average 5% of revenue is lost to internal fraud schemes within an organization. Today internal auditor are expected to help lead the charge in the fight against fraud within their organization. To do this, audit must understanding how to properly identify and assess potential fraud risk and then work that knowledge and skills into their auditing programs. Traditionally fraud detection programs and internal auditing programs were separate functions but combining the efforts provides clear advantages all organizations can benefit from. This course is designed to help individuals learn and develop the skills necessary to help drive, implement and execute an effective fraud risk assessment as part of an individual engagement or part of the overall Fraud Risk Program and then incorporate fraud detection methods into the audit engagement. This highly interactive class achieves its learning objectives through the use of case studies, exposure to best practices tools and techniques and group exercises. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Fraud & Forensics
FRAUD 301 Successfully Conducting Fraud Risk Assessments All organizations are subject to fraud risk. Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) studies show that an average of 5% of revenue is lost to internal fraud schemes. No two organizations are the same and specific fraud risks and exposures are unique to each organization. To know the fraud risks your organization may susceptible to, a Fraud Risk Assessment must be conducted. Understanding how to properly identify and assess fraud risk helps an organization develop and implement an effective fraud program that reduces the potential financial, reputational, and organizational risks associated with fraud. This course will help individuals learn the skills necessary to drive, implement, and execute an effective Fraud Risk Assessment as part of an overall Fraud Risk Program using lecture, case studies, best practices, and exercises. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Risk Management
FRAUD 301 Successfully Conducting Fraud Risk Assessments All organizations are subject to fraud risk. Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) studies show that an average of 5% of revenue is lost to internal fraud schemes. No two organizations are the same and specific fraud risks and exposures are unique to each organization. To know the fraud risks your organization may susceptible to, a Fraud Risk Assessment must be conducted. Understanding how to properly identify and assess fraud risk helps an organization develop and implement an effective fraud program that reduces the potential financial, reputational, and organizational risks associated with fraud. This course will help individuals learn the skills necessary to drive, implement, and execute an effective Fraud Risk Assessment as part of an overall Fraud Risk Program using lecture, case studies, best practices, and exercises. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Fraud & Forensics
FRAUD 302 Leveraging Data Analytics to Detect Fraud If robust data analytics programs existed 20 years ago, would Enron, WorldCom, or the countless other major corporate fraud scandals ever have reached the magnitude they did? Would they have occurred at all? All organizations are subject to fraud risk. Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) studies show that an average of 5% of revenue is lost to internal fraud schemes. Utilizing effective data analytics as part of an organization’s fraud management program can reduce the fraud scheme’s average duration from 18 months to mere weeks, or in some cases, eliminate it. More importantly, a robust fraud data analytics program can be the strongest deterrent in an organization. This course will introduce the participants to the techniques currently being used by leading data analytics programs through the use of case studies, best practices, and interactive exercises. Participants will gain a basic understand of fraud, how it occurs in organizations, and the specific techniques used to identify and quantify fraud. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Data & Data Analytics
FRAUD 302 Leveraging Data Analytics to Detect Fraud If robust data analytics programs existed 20 years ago, would Enron, WorldCom, or the countless other major corporate fraud scandals ever have reached the magnitude they did? Would they have occurred at all? All organizations are subject to fraud risk. Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) studies show that an average of 5% of revenue is lost to internal fraud schemes. Utilizing effective data analytics as part of an organization’s fraud management program can reduce the fraud scheme’s average duration from 18 months to mere weeks, or in some cases, eliminate it. More importantly, a robust fraud data analytics program can be the strongest deterrent in an organization. This course will introduce the participants to the techniques currently being used by leading data analytics programs through the use of case studies, best practices, and interactive exercises. Participants will gain a basic understand of fraud, how it occurs in organizations, and the specific techniques used to identify and quantify fraud. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Fraud & Forensics
FRAUD 303 Case Studies: Using Data Analytics to Investigate Fraud If robust data analytics programs existed 20 years ago, would Enron, WorldCom, or the countless other major corporate fraud scandals ever have reached the magnitude they did? Would they have occurred at all? All organizations are subject to fraud risk. Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) studies show that an average of 5% of revenue is lost to internal fraud schemes. Utilizing effective data analytics as part of an organization’s fraud management program can reduce the fraud scheme’s average duration from 18 months to mere weeks, or in some cases, eliminate it. More importantly, a robust fraud data analytics program can be the strongest deterrent in an organization. This session will introduce the participants to the techniques currently being used by leading data analytics programs to detect and investigate fraud. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Fraud Investigators and Internal Auditors at all levels Data & Data Analytics
FRAUD 303 Case Studies: Using Data Analytics to Investigate Fraud If robust data analytics programs existed 20 years ago, would Enron, WorldCom, or the countless other major corporate fraud scandals ever have reached the magnitude they did? Would they have occurred at all? All organizations are subject to fraud risk. Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) studies show that an average of 5% of revenue is lost to internal fraud schemes. Utilizing effective data analytics as part of an organization’s fraud management program can reduce the fraud scheme’s average duration from 18 months to mere weeks, or in some cases, eliminate it. More importantly, a robust fraud data analytics program can be the strongest deterrent in an organization. This session will introduce the participants to the techniques currently being used by leading data analytics programs to detect and investigate fraud. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Fraud Investigators and Internal Auditors at all levels Fraud & Forensics
FRAUD 401 Auditing for Accounting Fraud in Payroll, AP, AR, and Cash This course teaches auditors how to detect fraud in multiple accounting areas of an organization. The course covers common fraud schemes for payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash management and accounting valuations and related red flags and detection methods. This interactive course will be taught through a combination of lecture, case studies, group exercises, and class participation. 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Fraud Investigators and Internal Auditors at all levels Internal Audit
FRAUD 401 Auditing for Accounting Fraud in Payroll, AP, AR, and Cash This course teaches auditors how to detect fraud in multiple accounting areas of an organization. The course covers common fraud schemes for payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash management and accounting valuations and related red flags and detection methods. This interactive course will be taught through a combination of lecture, case studies, group exercises, and class participation. 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Fraud Investigators and Internal Auditors at all levels Fraud & Forensics
FRAUD 402 Financial Statement Fraud Detection: Forensic Accounting & Analysis Financial statement fraud continues to capture news headlines around the world and the question continually asked is: “Where were the auditors?” This course will help both internal and external auditors gain an understanding of financial statement fraud, how it is committed, the motivation behind it, and, most importantly, how to identify it. The course will provide participants with the fraud knowledge and forensic accounting techniques necessary to identify financial statement fraud where it is occurring. Real-life comprehensive fraud case studies and the forensic accounting and fraud examination techniques used to identify and quantify the frauds will be used throughout the course to further the learning process. Participants will work through fraud case study examples and exercises. This interactive course will be taught through a combination of lecture, group exercises, and class participation. 4, 8, 16 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Advanced Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Fraud Investigators and Internal Auditors at all levels Specialized Skills
FRAUD 402 Financial Statement Fraud Detection: Forensic Accounting & Analysis Financial statement fraud continues to capture news headlines around the world and the question continually asked is: “Where were the auditors?” This course will help both internal and external auditors gain an understanding of financial statement fraud, how it is committed, the motivation behind it, and, most importantly, how to identify it. The course will provide participants with the fraud knowledge and forensic accounting techniques necessary to identify financial statement fraud where it is occurring. Real-life comprehensive fraud case studies and the forensic accounting and fraud examination techniques used to identify and quantify the frauds will be used throughout the course to further the learning process. Participants will work through fraud case study examples and exercises. This interactive course will be taught through a combination of lecture, group exercises, and class participation. 4, 8, 16 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Advanced Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Fraud Investigators and Internal Auditors at all levels Fraud & Forensics
FRAUD 403 Investigating Internal Fraud and Conducting Interviews Fraud detection and prevention methodologies are no longer a specialty skill set but have become a requirement for most auditors and compliance professionals. Today, auditors and compliance professionals are becoming more involved not only in preventing and detecting fraud, but also in full-scale fraud investigations. Historically, these are not skills that auditors and compliance professionals have learned or have been trained to do. This course will to walk the participants through the steps of a formal fraud investigation, including the most frequently used interviewing and interrogation methodologies. This interactive course will be taught through a combination of lecture, group exercises. and class participation. 4, 8, 16 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Advanced Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Fraud Investigators and Internal Auditors at all levels Specialized Skills
FRAUD 403 Investigating Internal Fraud and Conducting Interviews Fraud detection and prevention methodologies are no longer a specialty skill set but have become a requirement for most auditors and compliance professionals. Today, auditors and compliance professionals are becoming more involved not only in preventing and detecting fraud, but also in full-scale fraud investigations. Historically, these are not skills that auditors and compliance professionals have learned or have been trained to do. This course will to walk the participants through the steps of a formal fraud investigation, including the most frequently used interviewing and interrogation methodologies. This interactive course will be taught through a combination of lecture, group exercises. and class participation. 4, 8, 16 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Advanced Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Fraud Investigators and Internal Auditors at all levels Fraud & Forensics
FRAUD 404 Forensic Document Examination All organizations are subject to fraud risk. Altered documentation has become a significant risk as fraudsters leverage advances in technology to create or change documentation to commit fraud. One of the best fraud deterrents an organization can implement is a fraud detection program. When employees, customers, and vendors all know you are actively looking for fraud, it greatly reduces the potential for anyone to try to commit fraud. And creating fraud detection programs will help an organization reduce the financial, reputational, and business risks associated with fraud. Organizations need to make committing fraud as unattractive as possible. Ignoring fraud risks can undermine the reputation, integrity, and professionalism of the organization and perceptions about the quality of the services it provides, leading to a loss in public confidence. While total elimination of fraud is unlikely to be achieved, it is important for momentum to be maintained and good practices to be developed and shared. The course will use best practices and will demonstrate how organizations can tackle external and internal fraud risks regarding altered documentation. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Advanced Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Fraud Investigators and Internal Auditors at all levels Specialized Skills
FRAUD 404 Forensic Document Examination All organizations are subject to fraud risk. Altered documentation has become a significant risk as fraudsters leverage advances in technology to create or change documentation to commit fraud. One of the best fraud deterrents an organization can implement is a fraud detection program. When employees, customers, and vendors all know you are actively looking for fraud, it greatly reduces the potential for anyone to try to commit fraud. And creating fraud detection programs will help an organization reduce the financial, reputational, and business risks associated with fraud. Organizations need to make committing fraud as unattractive as possible. Ignoring fraud risks can undermine the reputation, integrity, and professionalism of the organization and perceptions about the quality of the services it provides, leading to a loss in public confidence. While total elimination of fraud is unlikely to be achieved, it is important for momentum to be maintained and good practices to be developed and shared. The course will use best practices and will demonstrate how organizations can tackle external and internal fraud risks regarding altered documentation. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Advanced Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Fraud Investigators and Internal Auditors at all levels Fraud & Forensics
LEADERSHIP 201 Successfully Managing People A good manager knows they are only as good as their team. But managing a team can be challenging. So how do we develop the strongest team possible? Learn how to develop a high-performance team that stays motivated, works well together and delivers measurable results. This course provides new and seasoned managers with the skills to develop a culture of accountability, flexibility and cooperation in their teams. Participants will learn how to effectively delegate, motivate and manage different personality types. Learn to manage differently in different situations, provide feedback that drives positive behavior, and increase confidence and leadership skills. The course is taught with an interactive approach through a combination of lecture, discussions, small group and individual exercises and real-world case studies. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Professionals at all levels Leadership
LEADERSHIP 201 Successfully Managing People A good manager knows they are only as good as their team. But managing a team can be challenging. So how do we develop the strongest team possible? Learn how to develop a high-performance team that stays motivated, works well together and delivers measurable results. This course provides new and seasoned managers with the skills to develop a culture of accountability, flexibility and cooperation in their teams. Participants will learn how to effectively delegate, motivate and manage different personality types. Learn to manage differently in different situations, provide feedback that drives positive behavior, and increase confidence and leadership skills. The course is taught with an interactive approach through a combination of lecture, discussions, small group and individual exercises and real-world case studies. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Professionals at all levels Personal Development
LEADERSHIP 202 Leading Teams: Leadership is a Decision Is your audit group a team? The difference between a group of people working on an audit or project together and a cohesive team is tremendous. Only through teamwork can we accomplish great results. Collective work, not a division of work is key to developing a team and that requires defined roles, goals, rules and trust. This course teaches audit engagement managers the skills to create a cohesive team environment that leverages a collaborative and collective approach to audits resulting in a less invasive approach for the audit client and a more effective one for the audit team. This highly interactive course is taught through lecture, video, real-life examples, case studies and small group exercises. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Professionals at all levels Leadership
LEADERSHIP 202 Leading Teams: Leadership is a Decision Is your audit group a team? The difference between a group of people working on an audit or project together and a cohesive team is tremendous. Only through teamwork can we accomplish great results. Collective work, not a division of work is key to developing a team and that requires defined roles, goals, rules and trust. This course teaches audit engagement managers the skills to create a cohesive team environment that leverages a collaborative and collective approach to audits resulting in a less invasive approach for the audit client and a more effective one for the audit team. This highly interactive course is taught through lecture, video, real-life examples, case studies and small group exercises. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Professionals at all levels Personal Development
LEADERSHIP 401 Using Emotional Intelligence to Transform Your Leadership Skills At the core of every successful leader is their ability to connect with and inspire others. Daniel Goleman author of the best-selling book Emotional Intelligence famously stated, “Emotions are contagious.” Both positive and negative emotions are likely to spread throughout a group impacting their happiness, effectiveness and achievements. Understanding and improving the four skills of Emotional Intelligence is essential to your success and leadership potential. This activity packed course is taught through lecture, video, real-lie examples and case studies, and small group exercises to keep you engaged. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Professionals at all levels Leadership
LEADERSHIP 401 Using Emotional Intelligence to Transform Your Leadership Skills At the core of every successful leader is their ability to connect with and inspire others. Daniel Goleman author of the best-selling book Emotional Intelligence famously stated, “Emotions are contagious.” Both positive and negative emotions are likely to spread throughout a group impacting their happiness, effectiveness and achievements. Understanding and improving the four skills of Emotional Intelligence is essential to your success and leadership potential. This activity packed course is taught through lecture, video, real-lie examples and case studies, and small group exercises to keep you engaged. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Professionals at all levels Personal Development
DEVELOPMENT 101 Critical Thinking Fundamentals Critical thinking is a key skill for everyone. Critical thinking helps individuals solve problems and build strategies that make them better professionally and personally. Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally, understanding the logical connection between ideas. It is about being an active learner rather than a passive recipient of information. Critical thinking enhances communication and presentation skills. Thinking clearly and systematically improves our ability to express our ideas. Critical thinkers rigorously question ideas and assumptions rather than accepting them at face value. Critical thinkers identify, analyze and solve problems systematically rather than by intuition or instinct. This course teaches participants what critical thinking is, the barriers to critical thinking and way to improve critical thinking skills. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Professionals at all levels Internal Audit
DEVELOPMENT 101 Critical Thinking Fundamentals Critical thinking is a key skill for everyone. Critical thinking helps individuals solve problems and build strategies that make them better professionally and personally. Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally, understanding the logical connection between ideas. It is about being an active learner rather than a passive recipient of information. Critical thinking enhances communication and presentation skills. Thinking clearly and systematically improves our ability to express our ideas. Critical thinkers rigorously question ideas and assumptions rather than accepting them at face value. Critical thinkers identify, analyze and solve problems systematically rather than by intuition or instinct. This course teaches participants what critical thinking is, the barriers to critical thinking and way to improve critical thinking skills. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Professionals at all levels Personal Development
DEVELOPMENT 102 Critical Thinking Fundamentals for Business (Non Audit) Organizations today are looking to their audit departments for company insights, risk and fraud expertise, in-depth industry knowledge, and forward-looking reporting. Auditors are expected to be open-minded and analytical thinkers. Decision-making skills and professional judgment are a daily necessity in the internal audit process. Teaching auditors to utilize critical thinking skills throughout the audit process strengthens their ability to identify and assess risk, prioritize testing, align audit objectives with business objectives, and identify true value-add activities. This course provides the skills and techniques necessary to embed critical thinking skills in all aspects of the audit cycle. The tools and techniques shared will guide your use of critical thinking skills in risk assessment, interviewing, audit evidence gathering, and report writing. Real-life examples of failures and successes of critical thinking in internal audit will be covered to further the learning process. This course is interactive with multiple hands-on exercises and class participation to provide opportunities for you to practice what you learn. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Professionals at all levels Personal Development
DEVELOPMENT 103 Embedding Critical Thinking in Audit Organizations today are looking to their audit departments for company insights, risk and fraud expertise, in-depth industry knowledge, and forward-looking reporting. Auditors are expected to be open-minded and analytical thinkers. Decision-making skills and professional judgment are a daily necessity in the internal audit process. Teaching auditors to utilize critical thinking skills throughout the audit process strengthens their ability to identify and assess risk, prioritize testing, align audit objectives with business objectives, and identify true value-add activities. This course provides the skills and techniques necessary to embed critical thinking skills in all aspects of the audit cycle. The tools and techniques shared will guide your use of critical thinking skills in risk assessment, interviewing, audit evidence gathering, and report writing. Real-life examples of failures and successes of critical thinking in internal audit will be covered to further the learning process. This course is interactive with multiple hands-on exercises and class participation to provide opportunities for you to practice what you learn. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Internal Audit
DEVELOPMENT 103 Embedding Critical Thinking in Audit Organizations today are looking to their audit departments for company insights, risk and fraud expertise, in-depth industry knowledge, and forward-looking reporting. Auditors are expected to be open-minded and analytical thinkers. Decision-making skills and professional judgment are a daily necessity in the internal audit process. Teaching auditors to utilize critical thinking skills throughout the audit process strengthens their ability to identify and assess risk, prioritize testing, align audit objectives with business objectives, and identify true value-add activities. This course provides the skills and techniques necessary to embed critical thinking skills in all aspects of the audit cycle. The tools and techniques shared will guide your use of critical thinking skills in risk assessment, interviewing, audit evidence gathering, and report writing. Real-life examples of failures and successes of critical thinking in internal audit will be covered to further the learning process. This course is interactive with multiple hands-on exercises and class participation to provide opportunities for you to practice what you learn. 2, 4, 8 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Intermediate Auditors with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Personal Development
DEVELOPMENT 201 Critical Thinking 2.0: Taking it to the Next Level Want to improve your Critical Thinking Skills even more? This follow up course to the popular Embedding Critical Thinking in the Audit Process dives deeper into critical thinking skills while also exploring many new critical thinking topics. This course will help participants improve decision making and create better solutions both at work and at home. This exercise, case-study filled course will leave participants buzzing with new ideas and thoughts on how to solve their most pressing problems. Participants will discover how to ask the right questions in the right way, challenge assumptions and learn to see other’s point of view to improve solutions. This activity packed two-day course uses lecture, case studies, small group exercises, videos and games to keep participants engaged throughout the learning process. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Professionals at all levels Personal Development
DEVELOPMENT 202 Emotional Intelligence: Unlocking the Key to Success Auditors frequently deal with potential conflict, difficult situations and sometimes difficult people. Emotional intelligence (EQ) skills can help transform these situations into opportunities to end conflict, build positive relationships, increase an auditor’s credibility and evoke positive change in their organization. Statistically, individuals with a high level of emotional intelligence are more successful regardless of industry or role. Expectations for internal auditors today, demands exceptional communication skills which are dependent on emotional intelligence. EQ is a driving force for improved relationships and effective communication. Fortunately, EQ can be developed and improved throughout life. This course will cover the basic concepts of emotional intelligence, why EQ skills is important in business, and methods and techniques that can be used to improve EQ. This interactive course uses lecture, group exercises, real-life case studies, and examples to help auditors develop improve emotional intelligence and communications skills. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Professionals at all levels Personal Development
DEVELOPMENT 202 Emotional Intelligence: Unlocking the Key to Success Auditors frequently deal with potential conflict, difficult situations and sometimes difficult people. Emotional intelligence (EQ) skills can help transform these situations into opportunities to end conflict, build positive relationships, increase an auditor’s credibility and evoke positive change in their organization. Statistically, individuals with a high level of emotional intelligence are more successful regardless of industry or role. Expectations for internal auditors today, demands exceptional communication skills which are dependent on emotional intelligence. EQ is a driving force for improved relationships and effective communication. Fortunately, EQ can be developed and improved throughout life. This course will cover the basic concepts of emotional intelligence, why EQ skills is important in business, and methods and techniques that can be used to improve EQ. This interactive course uses lecture, group exercises, real-life case studies, and examples to help auditors develop improve emotional intelligence and communications skills. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Professionals at all levels Specialized Skills
DEVELOPMENT 203 Bridging Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking High EQ (Emotional Intelligence) individuals are more successful. Critical Thinking improves complex problem-solving skills. And fortunately, we can continue to improve both throughout our lives and careers! Critical Thinking skills enable professionals to understand complex issues, problem solve and take into consideration the different points of views of clients and business partners. Emotional Intelligence helps us remove common barriers and effectively communicate to clients and colleagues. This course explains critical thinking and emotional intelligence and how actively using both will improve problem solving, increase one’s relationship building skills and increase professional success and outcomes. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Professionals at all levels Personal Development
DEVELOPMENT 203 Bridging Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking High EQ (Emotional Intelligence) individuals are more successful. Critical Thinking improves complex problem-solving skills. And fortunately, we can continue to improve both throughout our lives and careers! Critical Thinking skills enable professionals to understand complex issues, problem solve and take into consideration the different points of views of clients and business partners. Emotional Intelligence helps us remove common barriers and effectively communicate to clients and colleagues. This course explains critical thinking and emotional intelligence and how actively using both will improve problem solving, increase one’s relationship building skills and increase professional success and outcomes. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available 1 Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Professionals at all levels Specialized Skills
PROGRAM 101 Challenging Communications This Program Course consists of the following: Communications 103 - Essential Influence & Persuasion Skills Communications 301 - Mastering Negotiation Skills Communcations 302 - Mastering Conflict Management Skills Do you have challenging conversations with the audit client? Influencing, persuading and negotiating win-win solutions without conflict is an art form. Almost everything we do in our work environment requires negotiation – with colleagues, with bosses and with the client. Challenging conversations can be eliminated or minimized with a firm grasp of the science behind how influence and persuasion work. This course teaches you how to strengthen your skills of influence, increase your ability to persuade, and negotiation without conflict. In addition, this course will teach you conflict management skills when conflict cannot be avoided. This course is activity packed and you will learn through lecture, video, real-life case studies and plenty of exercises. 8, 16, 24 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Professional Staff & Management Communication
PROGRAM 101 Challenging Communications This Program Course consists of the following: Communications 103 - Essential Influence & Persuasion Skills Communications 301 - Mastering Negotiation Skills Communcations 302 - Mastering Conflict Management Skills Do you have challenging conversations with the audit client? Influencing, persuading and negotiating win-win solutions without conflict is an art form. Almost everything we do in our work environment requires negotiation – with colleagues, with bosses and with the client. Challenging conversations can be eliminated or minimized with a firm grasp of the science behind how influence and persuasion work. This course teaches you how to strengthen your skills of influence, increase your ability to persuade, and negotiation without conflict. In addition, this course will teach you conflict management skills when conflict cannot be avoided. This course is activity packed and you will learn through lecture, video, real-life case studies and plenty of exercises. 8, 16, 24 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Professional Staff & Management Personal Development
PROGRAM 101 Challenging Communications This Program Course consists of the following: Communications 103 - Essential Influence & Persuasion Skills Communications 301 - Mastering Negotiation Skills Communcations 302 - Mastering Conflict Management Skills Do you have challenging conversations with the audit client? Influencing, persuading and negotiating win-win solutions without conflict is an art form. Almost everything we do in our work environment requires negotiation – with colleagues, with bosses and with the client. Challenging conversations can be eliminated or minimized with a firm grasp of the science behind how influence and persuasion work. This course teaches you how to strengthen your skills of influence, increase your ability to persuade, and negotiation without conflict. In addition, this course will teach you conflict management skills when conflict cannot be avoided. This course is activity packed and you will learn through lecture, video, real-life case studies and plenty of exercises. 8, 16, 24 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Professional Staff & Management Program Training
RISK 301 Successfully Implementing an ERM Program COSO defines Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) as “a process, effected by an entity’s board of directors, management, and other personnel, applied in strategy setting and across the enterprise, designed to identify potential events that may affect the entity, and manage risk to be within the risk appetite, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the achievement of entity objectives.” That sounds rather vague. What does it mean to your organization, and how do you make it happen? During this course participants will examine risk types, methods for identification of risk, evaluation of risks, mitigating options, and on-going monitoring. This course will help individuals learn and develop the skills necessary to help drive, implement, and execute an effective Enterprise Risk Assessment through the use of lecture, interactive discussion, case studies, best practices, and group exercises. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Internal Audit
RISK 301 Successfully Implementing an ERM Program COSO defines Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) as “a process, effected by an entity’s board of directors, management, and other personnel, applied in strategy setting and across the enterprise, designed to identify potential events that may affect the entity, and manage risk to be within the risk appetite, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the achievement of entity objectives.” That sounds rather vague. What does it mean to your organization, and how do you make it happen? During this course participants will examine risk types, methods for identification of risk, evaluation of risks, mitigating options, and on-going monitoring. This course will help individuals learn and develop the skills necessary to help drive, implement, and execute an effective Enterprise Risk Assessment through the use of lecture, interactive discussion, case studies, best practices, and group exercises. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Risk Management
SKILLS 101 Root Cause Analysis - Getting to the Root of the Matter In today’s audit environment there is a lot of discussion around audit functions “adding value.” Audits are time consuming and costly, and they’re often a source of frustration for the audit client. Why? As auditors we often hear that the “auditor(s) just doesn’t understand my business.” The business can feel this way as a reaction to the proposed action and remediation plan. If an audit team doesn’t perform effective root cause analysis, then the recommended action often will not solve the root cause of the issue and problems will persist. To truly add value, an audit must address the root causes of the issues and exceptions identified, not just the symptoms. This course will introduce the various tools and methodologies used for root cause analysis and show how to apply them to the audit process. Participants will learn interactively through a combination of lecture, case studies, and exercises. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Internal Audit
SKILLS 101 Root Cause Analysis - Getting to the Root of the Matter In today’s audit environment there is a lot of discussion around audit functions “adding value.” Audits are time consuming and costly, and they’re often a source of frustration for the audit client. Why? As auditors we often hear that the “auditor(s) just doesn’t understand my business.” The business can feel this way as a reaction to the proposed action and remediation plan. If an audit team doesn’t perform effective root cause analysis, then the recommended action often will not solve the root cause of the issue and problems will persist. To truly add value, an audit must address the root causes of the issues and exceptions identified, not just the symptoms. This course will introduce the various tools and methodologies used for root cause analysis and show how to apply them to the audit process. Participants will learn interactively through a combination of lecture, case studies, and exercises. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Specialized Skills
SKILLS 102 Project Management Fundamentals for Audit The audit engagement is a project, but rarely are proven project management methodologies used in managing internal audits. Audits are regularly subject to delays, changes in scope, scope creep, resource shortages, and frequent struggles with timeliness. And rarely do formal Project Management courses translate easily into specific steps and techniques that can be leveraged in an audit. This course will translate formal project management skills into audit-specific methods and techniques that will help audit teams overcome common engagement challenges and immediately increase credibility by delivering on-time and focused audits. The tools and techniques shared can be immediately implemented in every audit process. Real-life examples of failures and successes will be covered to highlight the learning process. This course is interactive with multiple hands-on exercises and class participation to provide opportunities for you to practice what you learn. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Internal Audit
SKILLS 102 Project Management Fundamentals for Audit The audit engagement is a project, but rarely are proven project management methodologies used in managing internal audits. Audits are regularly subject to delays, changes in scope, scope creep, resource shortages, and frequent struggles with timeliness. And rarely do formal Project Management courses translate easily into specific steps and techniques that can be leveraged in an audit. This course will translate formal project management skills into audit-specific methods and techniques that will help audit teams overcome common engagement challenges and immediately increase credibility by delivering on-time and focused audits. The tools and techniques shared can be immediately implemented in every audit process. Real-life examples of failures and successes will be covered to highlight the learning process. This course is interactive with multiple hands-on exercises and class participation to provide opportunities for you to practice what you learn. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Financial, Operational, Internal, IT and External Auditors at all levels Specialized Skills
SKILLS 103 Project Management Skills (Non Audit) Work in most organization is made of a series of small projects, but rarely are proven project management methodologies used. Most projects are regularly subject to delays, changes in scope, scope creep, resource shortages, and frequent struggles with timeliness. And rarely do formal Project Management courses translate easily into specific steps and techniques that can be leveraged in a small work project. This course will translate formal project management skills into small project (and sometimes large) specific methods and techniques that will help individuals and teams overcome common project challenges and immediately increase productivity and credibility by delivering on-time work. The tools and techniques shared can be immediately implemented in all aspects of work. Real-life examples of failures and successes will be covered to highlight the learning process. This course is interactive with multiple hands-on exercises and class participation to provide opportunities for you to practice what you learn. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Specialized Knowledge Intermediate Professionals with at least 2 years' experience Professionals at all levels Specialized Skills
SKILLS 104 Fundamentals of Statistics Today’s environment is producing and overwhelming businesses with data about sales and marketing, operations, accounting, customers and suppliers, and many other facets. Interpreting and using data to create insights and make decisions is more important than ever before. Basic analysis and statistics are fundamental skills for successful decision making. While many professionals have a handful of statistics and ratios in their toolbox, they may be missing out on other opportunities to understand and use the data they work with every day. This course will cover the fundamental data analysis and statistics needed in business today by teaching the fundamentals, cover examples and provide exercises to learn and practice. 4, 8 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Auditing Basic None Professional Staff & Management Specialized Skills
SKILLS 105 Transform Your Productivity and Time Management Skills Control the chaos! Get organized, stay organized and become more productive by learning how to make the right choices, prioritize effectively and use technology to help. Most people spend more time fighting technology than taking advantage of it. This course helps participants improve their productivity and time management skills two ways – by teaching good decision-making skills for planning, prioritizing and executing work and showing ways to leverage the built-in time management and productivity tools in Microsoft Office. The activity filled course is taught through lecture, real-life examples, small group and personal exercises, videos and games. 2, 4, 8, 16 CPEs available Onsite/Group Live and/or Group Internet-Based Personal Development Basic None Professional Staff & Management Specialized Skills
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