INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS OF KENYA
(Established under Accountants Act, Laws of Kenya)
THE INTERNAL AUDIT MASTERCLASS
Theme: The journey towards competence and professionalism
VENUE: LAKE NAIVASHA RESORT- NAIVASHA
Date: 17th May – 21st May 2021
An internal audit activity reviews risk management and evaluates the effectiveness of a company’s internal controls, corporate governance, and accounting processes. Internal audits provide management and board of directors with a value-added service where flaws in a process may be caught and corrected prior to external audits.
According to the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) the following fundamentals form the mandatory elements of the practice of Internal Audit and should thus be well understood by all professionals in that field:
- Core Principles for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
- Definition of Internal Auditing.
- Code of Ethics
- International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
The regulatory framework governing audit and accounting professionals has also made substantial strides in order to remain responsive to developments and current trends in the sector. Most notably, the Accountants Act was on 21st September 2018 amended following the enactment of the Finance Act, No. 10 of 2018 which amongst other things expanded the definition of Accountancy.
Following that amendment “Accountancy” was defined as the practice in accounting, financial reporting, control systems, systems auditing, auditing, assurance, forensic accounting and auditing, finance, financial management, public finance management, taxation, financial risk management, management accounting and advisory services related thereto, in accordance with Sec.2 of the Act.
It is in line with this new definition that the Institute introduced and rolled out the Multiple licenses in November 2020. Consequently, the Institute has developed a number of programs to equip potential practitioners within the areas as defined in the accountancy definition above, this being one of the selected trainings.
This Master Class is intended to provide Internal Audit Professionals with critical knowledge and insights that will enable them to ‘hit the ground running’ in their review and advisory roles. It will also be a good opportunity for delegates to build their professional skills and network with other like-minded professionals in the same field.
This program is divided into the following six modules covering the various aspects of internal auditing:
|DAY||MODULE||TOPICS||KEY AREAS TO BE COVERED|
|DAY 1||A. Foundation||1. Definition of Internal Auditing
2. Internal Audit Governance:
o Mandate and Authority
o Professional Standards
o Code of Ethics
3. The value of internal auditing
4. Stakeholders and their expectations
|i Internal Audit Charter and Audit Committee Charters
ii Independence and objectivity
iii Assurance vs consulting engagements
iv Processes covered: Governance, risk management and control.
v Value is in improvements of the processes.
vi Need to engage stakeholders on the value they expect or receive from internal audit.
vii Stakeholders Management
· Awareness on role of internal audit
· Stakeholders’ engagement
· Obtaining stakeholders feedback on the value provided by internal audit
|DAY 1||B. Planning||1. Developing the Annual Audit Plan||i Stakeholders’ input and engagement
ii Performance–KPIs and targets
iii Planning risk factors
iv Assurance vs advisory engagements
v Coordination with other assurance providers–combined assurance framework
vi Flexible plans
vii Data driven internal audits
|DAY 2||2. Engagement Planning||i Defining objectives and scope
ii Engagement resourcing
iii Audit programs
iv Manual vs automated controls
|DAY 2||C. Internal Audit Human Capital||1. Skills and proficiency
2. Competency framework
|i Staffing and skills requirements
iii Continuing skills development
|DAY 3 AND 4||D. Internal Audit Execution||1. Executing the engagement||i Working papers management
ii Data analytics
|i Findings (criteria, condition, consequence, cause, corrective action)
ii Risk ratings
iii Audit Opinions
iv Use of conformance statements.
v Quarterly and annual Reporting
|3. Monitoring progress
|i Implementation of recommendations
ii Accepted risks
|DAY 5||E. Managing the Internal Audit Firm||1. Policies and Procedures
2. Internal Audit Tools
3. Quality Assurance
|i Internal Audit Manual
o Alignment with standards and legal requirements
o Process description and guidance
o Audit Management
o Data analytics
o Continuous auditing tools
iii Quality Assurance
o Audit Client Feedback
o Continuous monitoring
o Internal Quality Assessment
o External Quality Assessment
|DAY 5||F. Moving Forward||1. Emerging issues in internal auditing
|i Agile internal auditing
ii Flexi annual planning
iii Culture audits
iv Changing skills requirements
vi Big data and artificial intelligence
This training is one of the mandatory trainings for Practicing Certificate consideration. It is also open to all Internal Audit Professionals, Audit Committee Members, Senior Management of Organizations, CEOs and Boards.
All members who would wish to practice in the future are also encouraged to enroll on the course as it provides practical skills required for effective performance of their roles in Internal Audit.
This Master Class shall be provided at a cost of Sh.80,000 and shall be considered as one of the mandatory trainings for purposes of issuance of practicing licence for the year 2021.
CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS:
Members of ICPAK and other reciprocating professional bodies will earn 20 CPD points upon successfully attending the Master Class.
We call on all participants to note that booking is available only online at www.icpak.com/events and will close two hours before the training session. Delegates are reminded to note that online booking for training sessions is MANDATORY. This is available either online at www.icpak.com/events or on the ICPAK Live – A smart phone based application that is available from google store.
NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL TRAINING AUTHORITY (NITA) REIMBURSEMENT:
The Institute is registered as a trainer with National Industrial Training Authority. The Institute’s registration number is DIT/TRN/47. Participants who are registered levy contributors should apply to NITA for reimbursement of their fees. Please note that this is applicable for Kenyan citizens only and subject to NITA regulations. Remember that to qualify you should apply to NITA for approval prior to the date of the conference. Further details can be obtained from their website (www.nita.go.ke)