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The Graduate Certificate in Internal Auditing (GradCertIA) is a postgraduate professional education program for those seeking to establish or further a career in internal audit, governance and risk. Enrolment for the GradCertIA will be open in June! Apply Now

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Achieving High Performance in Internal Audit

The results of the latest survey conducted by the IIA-Australia and Protiviti are now available. One of the key themes is that the reach of internal audit functions, and the investment in the functions, is growing in a time of general budget constraint across the economy. This shows that organisations are increasingly seeing the value that internal audit can provide. More……

 

GradCertIA Excellence Award Winners

These awards were created to reward individual excellence in candidates completing the GradCertIAand aim to:

. Encourage high level achievement
. Recognise excellence and commitment
. Provide a platform for professional advancement. 

The GradCertIA Best Overall Excellence Award is awarded to the student who excelled across all four modules of the GradCertIA throughout their study – Bree Hogan (2014), Leanne Marie Toby (2015).
 
The GradCertIA Achievement Award acknowledges a student who has shown the greatest improvement over their course of study - Sheila Bulandran (2014), Helen Lam (2015).





John Blackman Award

The John Blackman Award is named after the first President of the NSW Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors - Australia. The aim of the John Blackman Award is to demonstrate the IIA-Australia's commitment to the highest standards of professional practice in internal auditing.

The Award recognises the achievement by an Australian candidate in passing the CIA® examinations (all four parts – 1990 to 2001; three parts – 2015+) without failures and excellent scores.

The inaugural winner in 1990 was Dennis Fullgrabe. Subsequent winners are: Darryl Butler (1991); Mary Hoare (1992); Sean Kelly (1993); Michael Parkinson (1994); Robert Overell (1995); George Edwards (1996); Magdalena Au (1997); Peter Coon (1998); Cameron Duck (1999); Shane McCarthy (2000); Julie Crisp (2001); Robert Magistrado (2014). .

Bob McDonald Award

At SOPAC® on Monday 16 March the Bob McDonald Award was presented to Gary Anderson PMIIA CIA CRMA, Managing Director Protiviti, for his outstanding service to the IIA-Australia. The citation is available here.


Common Body of Knowledge Survey

Your chance to contribute to the advancement of the Internal Audit Profession - the Common Body of Knowledge survey will provide a comprehensive global look into the practice of internal auditing. In appreciation for your time, after you have submitted the survey, you will be invited to enter into a drawing to win one of 30 US$200 Visa® e-gift cards or one of 10 US$200 IIARF Bookstore credits. You can also request to be notified by email whenever free CBOK reports are released and to receive a US$5 IIARF Bookstore credit. Click here to complete the survey.

Funding Grants for women in the Finance Sector

In 2015 Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across all sectors. From March 2015 the initiative will provide women in the Finance Sector with grants for leadership development. More specifically, grant applications are open to women employed in the Finance Sector at three levels. Please click here for the preferred program link for program and Grant Application details.

New Publication

Released this month is a new publication on Enhancing Integrated Reporting - Internal Audit Value Proposition by the European Institutes of Internal Auditors. More……


Satori Group is a new Supporter of IIA-Australia

IIA-Australia is delighted to introduce the Satori Group as our new Supporter.

Founded in 2002, Satori Group specialises in business improvement solutions which incorporate niche application areas, including: Internal Audit Analytics, Continuous Control Monitoring, Risk and Audit Management, and Data Visualisation Dashboards. Satori Group is the primary distributor for ACL, Pentana, Caseware Monitor, SatoriCCM and Dundas Dashboards solutions for Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands.

The motto of their business is to help organisations Control, Plan, Report, Analyse and Improve business decision making processes through their suite of solutions. Customer Service is the core value and they achieve this with timely product delivery alongside efficient and helpful ongoing consultation. At Satori Group, they look to develop a strong relationship with customers whilst empowering them through product coaching so they become expert users themselves, thereby allowing customers to confidently explore and maximise the value adding functionalities of their products.

Some of Satori Group’s customers include Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Coca-Cola Amatil, Metcash Limited, Reserve Bank of Australia, Insurance Australia Group, Queensland Health and Healthshare NSW.

Call for Nominations

The Nominations Committee is calling for nominations as Director of IIA-Australia for the period 2015-2017. The nomination form and information detailing what is required are available here.

AFS licensees

Recently, IIA-Australia sought guidance from ASIC on complying with the breach reporting obligations in section 912D of the Corporations Act 2001. ASIC intends to publish the correspondence on its website for the assistance of all AFS licensees. The letter from IIA-Australia and response from ASIC can be found here.


Delivering Assurance Based on ISO 31000

Performance Standard 2010 requires the CAE to develop risk-based internal audit plans and 2010.A1 emphasises that the assurance program must be based on a documented risk assessment. Additionally, Standard 2120 require the internal auditor to evaluate the effectiveness and contribute to the improvement of risk management processes.

Date: Friday, 27 March 2015
Location: Sydney
CPE Points: 7

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Fundamentals of Internal Auditing

Starting your career in internal auditing, or looking to brush up on your knowledge? 

Then join us for the Fundamentals of Internal Auditing course, which is the best way to understand the key aspects of the internal audit process. 

Through team exercises, group discussion and lectures, you will gain a foundation of knowledge that will allow you to properly prepare for and conduct a successful audit, using preliminary surveys and evidence-gathering techniques.


Date: Tuesday, 28 April to Friday, 1 March 2015
Location: Melbourne
CPE Points: 28

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Performing External Quality Assessments of the Internal Audit Activity

Join us to learn how to conduct a quality assessment, with practical tools that you can take away and immediately apply in your own organisation. 

The IIA International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards) requires internal and external assessments of Internal Audit to be undertaken periodically to appraise the quality of Internal Audit operations.


Date: Tuesday, 28 April to Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Location: Brisbane
CPE Points: 14

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Report Writing for Internal Auditors

Ever written an Internal Audit report that hasn’t quite hit the mark? Do your readers misinterpret the messages you are trying to convey? Wouldn’t it be nice if communicating those messages became a whole lot easier? Alternatively, are you new to Internal Audit and looking for guidance to help you deliver your audit findings to the audience efficiently and effectively?

Date: Wednesday, 29 April to Thursday, 30 April 2015
Location: Melbourne
CPE Points: 14

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