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     SOPAC 2015, 15 to 18 March

Pre-Conference rate now available for Sydney 2015.



Breaking News: Annual General Meeting  

The AGM of the IIA-Australia is on Wednesday 14 May 2014 at 5.00pm, at the IIA-Australia offices.  The AGM is to consider the directors’ report for 2013 and to elect directors for 2014/16. The Notice of Meeting, agenda, election details are available here.

ASX Corporate Governance Council acknowledges need for Internal Audit  
The Institute of Internal Auditors – Australia is very pleased to inform all IIA-Australia members of the launch of the Third Edition of the ASX Corporate Governance Council Guidelines and Recommendations for listed entities. Specifically, we would like to draw your attention to the new recommendation 7.3 which highlights the need for internal audit functions for listed organisations. Click here for more information.

Bob McDonald Award 2014 
During SOPAC 2014, the Bob McDonald Award was presented to David Lawler. More….

2014 GradCertIA Excellence Award winners 
The winners of the inaugural GradCertIA Excellence Awards were announced at the SOPAC 2014 gala dinner on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 in Melbourne.

These awards were created to reward individual excellence in candidates completing the GradCertIA and aim to:
 
. Encourage high level achievement
. Recognise excellence and commitment
. Provide a platform for professional advancement. 

The GradCertIA Best Overall Excellence Award, proudly sponsored by Westpac Banking Corporation, was awarded to the student who excelled across all four modules of the GradCertIA throughout their study.
 
This was presented to:
 
Bree Hogan, Senior Compliance Analyst, Telstra Corporation
 
The second award announced was the GradCertIA Achievement Award, proudly sponsored by Insurance Australia Group. This award acknowledges a student who has shown the greatest improvement over their course of study.
 
This was presented to:

Sheila Bulandran, Senior Internal Auditor, Capricorn Society Ltd
 
We wish to congratulations both our winners for this great achievement.   
 
Benchmarking Report 2014  
For the past six years, the Institute of Internal Auditors – Australia (IIA-Australia) and Protiviti have conducted comprehensive surveys of the internal audit profession to identify trends and developments. In 2014, our research continues to explore the fundamental themes of internal audit independence, value and service quality.

The 2014 study is based on the combined results of a quantitative survey of approximately 70 Audit Committee Members, with the added depth of qualitative feedback gained through holding separate roundtable discussions with select Audit Committee Chairs. Click here to read the Benchmarking Report 2014.    

COSO Releases New Thought Leader Paper  
Improving Organizational Performance and Governance: How the COSO Frameworks Can Help, has been developed to illustrate how the enterprise risk management (ERM) and internal control frameworks can contribute to enhancing organizational performance and governance for sustainable success. More…… 


Upcoming Courses
Fundamentals of Internal Auditing | BRISBANE
Tuesday 6 May to Friday 9 May | More info | BOOK NOW
Through team exercises, group discussion and lectures, attendees will gain a foundation of knowledge that will allow them to properly prepare for and conduct a successful audit, using preliminary surveys and evidence-gathering techniques. A basic understanding of the roles of risks and internal controls in auditing will also be stressed, along with interpersonal and client relationship skills.

Fraud Risk and Control | SYDNEY 
Wednesday 7 May | More info | BOOK NOW
The days of simply reacting to fraud and corruption once it has occurred have passed. Directors and Australian Standards expect organisations to have effective measures in place to prevent, detect and investigate fraud and corruption. Internal auditors are expected to be able to assist their organisation in this important area

Auditing Projects, Project Management & Project Risk | CANBERRA
Thursday 8 May to Friday 9 May | More info | BOOK NOW
Increasingly, those who have risk-related roles are being asked to give assurance that project risks are being assessed, governed and minimised. At the end of this course participants will be highly project-risk aware and be able to add value to the project process.

Conducting Fraud Investigations | SYDNEY
Thursday 8 May to Friday 9 May | More info | BOOK NOW
Evidence suggests that organisations with an internal audit function are more likely to detect fraud. Undertaking investigations properly helps ensure that all evidence is found and preserved, that the evidence becomes admissible in a court of law and that the process is fair to all of those involved including the investigator. This course covers the entire investigation process to help participants acquire the practical skills needed to conduct successful investigations.

Fundamentals of Internal Auditing | PERTH
Wednesday 14 May to Friday 16 May | More info | BOOK NOW
Through team exercises, group discussion and lectures, attendees will gain a foundation of knowledge that will allow them to properly prepare for and conduct a successful audit, using preliminary surveys and evidence-gathering techniques. A basic understanding of the roles of risks and internal controls in auditing will also be stressed, along with interpersonal and client relationship skills.

Assurance Mapping | SYDNEY 
Friday 23 May | More info | BOOK NOW
Assurance mapping is a tool which enables Internal Auditors to visually present all assurance activities of the organisation, both internal and external, as they apply to the organisation's risks.  Once complete risks with inadequate assurance coverage and / or areas with duplicated coverage can be identified. 

Performing External Quality Assessments of the Internal Audit Activity | SYDNEY
Thursday 29 May to Friday 30 May | More info | BOOK NOW
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. This forms part of an Internal Audit Unit’s  Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (Standard 1300).

Fraud Risk & Control | MELBOURNE
Thursday 5 June | More info | BOOK NOW
The days of simply reacting to fraud and corruption once it has occurred have passed. Directors and Australian Standards expect organisations to have effective measures in place to prevent, detect and investigate fraud and corruption. Internal auditors are expected to be able to assist their organisation in this important area. 

Advanced Interviewing Techniques for Fraud Investigations | MELBOURNE
Friday 6 June| More info | BOOK NOW
There is an increasing emphasis being placed on gathering information during the interview process. This course deals with planning an interview, developing rapport, questioning techniques and advanced interview techniques.


Influencing and Negotiation for Internal Auditors | SYDNEY
Thursday 12 June | More info | BOOK NOW
Influencing may mean different things to different people. For some it represents persuasion, for others it is about getting people to see their point of view or using their authority to get people to do something or change something. However you see it, being able to influence others successfully is a valuable business skill and one which can increase your personal effectiveness. 

Auditing Projects, Project Management and Project Risk | ADELAIDE
Thursday 19 June to Friday 20 June| More info | BOOK NOW
Increasingly, those who have risk-related roles are being asked to give assurance that project risks are being assessed, governed and minimised. At the end of this course participants will be highly project-risk aware and be able to add value to the project process. 

Report Writing for Internal Auditors | BRISBANE
Thursday 19 June to Friday 20 June | More info | BOOK NOW
Persuasive communication is an essential skill for internal auditors at all levels, and high quality audit reports are a key communication tool. By participating in this course, auditors in all sectors learn how to structure and write reports that meet professional standards, elicit management action, and communicate crucial messages to executives and board-level readers. 

Root Cause Analysis for Internal Auditors | SYDNEY
Thursday 19 June| More info | BOOK NOW
Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a tool that can be used by auditors to report on, resolve and prevent costly problems. This 1 day course explains the RCA process and how to use it effectively to achieve real cost savings for the organisation.  

Auditing Outsourced Contracts | SYDNEY
Thursday 26 June | More info | BOOK NOW
Many organisations are reliant on the delivery of non-core services through outsourcing initiatives. However, the negotiation of an outsourcing contract can prove fraught, and the value of outsourced facilities can be questionable. This course brings together the most common issues to provide a single source for an all-round understanding of the risks and core controls. 

Interviewing Skills for Internal Auditors | MELBOURNE
Thursday 26 June to Friday 27 June | More info | BOOK NOW
The nature of the interactions between auditors/investigators and their clients can often contain a degree of acrimony and can sometimes lead to hostile relations. This program will sharpen your skills in obtaining the information necessary for an effective audit through practice interviews. You will learn the mechanics of effective interviewing techniques and follow the major steps of the interview process.

Delivering Assurance Based on ISO 31000 | CANBERRA
Friday 27 June | More info | BOOK NOW
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 requires the internal auditor to evaluate the effectiveness and contribute to the improvement of risk management processes.