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Operational and Performance Auditing - Online Classroom

Your Competitive Advantage


Also known as ‘value for money’ or ‘performance auditing’, operational auditing is increasingly recognised as enhancing the role of the internal audit profession as trusted advisors to senior management. 


Introducing operational/performance auditing into the internal audit toolkit will built a more mature, resilient, useful and better equipped internal audit function. It will also provide better support for senior management and executive boards and advisory functions such as the audit advisory committees.


The concepts of economy, efficiency and effectiveness - commonly referred to as the three Es - form the basis of operational/performance auditing. Operational/performance auditing is a means of assisting management in improving its operations, not just identifying problems or weaknesses. These audits can help organisations become more efficient, drive better performance and provide more value.


Tangible Outcomes


This training will explore the key differences for internal auditors to other types of audits, the most significant being developing the assignment plan. At the end of this training, participants will understand how to:


·         identify topics for operational/performance auditing

·         apply an operational/performance audit methodology

·         create the evaluation design for an operational/performance audit

·         apply additional audit methods in fieldwork

·         validate and report findings.


Presenter: Stephen Horne PFIIA CIA CGAP CRMA, Principal, Checks, Balances & Integrity

Stephen’s career spanned 38 years in the NSW public sector and his executive roles included Assistant Auditor-General for NSW and Chief Executive of IAB, a Government Trading Enterprise undertaking internal audits and misconduct investigations for NSW State Government and Local Government bodies.

In 2015 Stephen established himself as a professional Non-Executive Director, trainer and probity adviser. In that role Stephen has developed extensive experience serving on many Local and State Government Audit Risk & Improvement Committees. Stephen was Australian President of the Institute of Internal Auditors 2013-2015, Australia’s delegate on the IIA Global Board 2015-2019, and Global Chair of the IIA’s Public Sector Guidance Committee 2016-2019. He has also presented audit committee training for AusAid, The Pacific Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions, The Global Fund and the United Nations.


Online Classroom:  The content delivered for IIA-Australia training programs in the online classroom format is the same as what would be delivered face-to-face. This full one-day training program will be delivered in two 3-hour lessons (10:30 am - 01:30pm AEDT) on 29, 30 November using Zoom.

Registrations will be strictly limited to 12 participants to allow maximum interaction in the online environment.


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Tuesday, 29 November 2022 to Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Online Classroom


Overseas Member (ex GST)
Overseas Non-Member (ex GST)

Duration and CPE
2 x 3 Hours, 6.00 hours
For more information please contact Kalpana Dhasan
+61 02 9267 9155