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If you wish to attend SOPAC® 2015 then now would be a good time to register for this event as the heavily discounted pre-conference rate is currently available.

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.


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General Meeting of Members

At the General Meeting of 15 October 2015 for members to approve the removal of the existing auditors and the appointment of new auditors, both motions were passed. The IIA-Australia now has as its Auditors, UHY Haines Norton. The President thanked the previous Auditor, Rick Watkins of Watkins Coffey Martin, for the excellent service provided for many years.

Asian Confederation of the Institute of Internal Auditor (ACIIA) Conference for 2014

IIA Indonesia will be hosting the Asian Confederation of the Institute of Internal Auditor (ACIIA) Conference for 2014, which will take place on 23-25 November 2014 at The Stones Hotel in Bali, Indonesia under the theme of “Is The Game Changing?”. The conference brochure is available here.


Call for nominations (IIA Global Committees 2015-2016)

The IIA-Australia Nominations Committee draws your attention to the call for nominations for IIA Global committees. Click here for more information.

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.


IPPF – Proposed Enhancements

The IIA has issued a consultation paper on proposed enhancements to the IPPF.  The last significant changes to the IPPF, known to some practitioners as “the Red Book,” were in 2007. Your comments are requested. A survey is available for you to complete.
 

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.
   
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 | SYDNEY
Tuesday 28 October to Friday 31 October 
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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.  

Root Cause Analysis for Internal Auditors | MELBOURNE
Friday 31 October 
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Can you imagine the reputation damage that a costly or even catastrophic event could have on the reputation of your organisation? Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a tool that can be used by auditors to report on, resolve and prevent costly problems. Once the root cause is removed from the problem fault sequence, then it prevents an undesirable result from occurring. 

Auditing Projects, Project Management and Project Risk | CANBERRA 
Thursday 6 November 
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Increasingly, those who have risk-related roles are being asked to give assurance that project risks are being assessed, governed and minimised. Join this course and become highly project risk aware and add value to the project process.
 

Fundamental Soft Skills of Internal Auditing | SYDNEY
Thursday 6 November to Friday 7 November 
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IIA Australia is running a new workshop to address this issue called Fundamental Soft Skills of Internal Auditing where we look to explore and develop the critical non-technical attributes of Audit capability necessary for Internal Auditors to be highly effective.  

Control Self Assessment | SYDNEY 
Thursday 13 November to Friday 14 November
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Control self-assessment (CSA) is a technique that allows managers and work teams directly involved in business units, functions or processes to participate in assessing the organization's risk management and control processes. 

Report Writing for Internal Auditors | MELBOURNE
Thursday 13 November to Friday 14 November
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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? 

Auditing Outsourced Contracts | CANBERRA
Friday 14 November  
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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.  

Risk Based Auditing | BRISBANE 
Thursday 20 November to Friday 21 November 
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There are levels of complexity in ensuring that audits are truly risk-based, extending way beyond sample size issues. This course will help ensure that you can make your audits true risk-based audits that will comply with international audit standards.

Auditing Projects, Project Management and Project Risk | MELBOURNE
Thursday 20 November to Friday 21 November 
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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 | PERTH 
Thursday 20 November to Friday 21 November 
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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?  

Report Writing for Internal Auditors | ADELAIDE 
Thursday 20 November to Friday 21 November  
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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?  

Report Writing for Internal Auditors | SYDNEY 
Thursday 27 November to Friday 28 November  
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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?     

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