Managing the Audit Function Leadership Symposium

Module 1 - 8:30 to 9  Introductions, Background, Goals & Objectives
Goals for this symposium:

Your personal development – Step aside from the vigor’s of the daily routine and think about management issues. Strengthen your leadership skills & vision.
Address your organizations most pressing issues and discuss with faculty and peers.
Module 2 – 9 to 9:45
Lecture -The real purpose of Governance – Capital Formation; Bubble Markets and Frauds lead to governance, but what does management think!
Module 3 – 9:45 to 10:15
What is a business and what is management?
Business is difficult, customers lead the way.
Module 4 10:15 to 11am
Discussion of emerging issues: What are the issues facing you as a manager and your Audit Function today!!!!
Break out group: (Leader and Scribe page 215)
What are the emerging or “around the bend” issues for IA?
Module 5 11 to 11:30
Elements of a world class audit function: Management & Administration
People, procedures, and finding significant issues and positive deliverables
Module 6    11:30 to 12    Audit Methodology Part one
Planning process and time reporting
12  to 1 PM Lunch
Module 7      1 to 1:30       Audit Methodology Parts two & three
Audit Performance Process
Audit Reporting Process
Module 8      1:30 to 2pm    Long term Effectiveness
Managing the effectiveness of the audit function:
Quality Assurance
Continuous Improvement
Module 9  2 to 2:30
Interacting with your senior management and the audit committee.
Module 10    2:30 to 3pm     Beyond SOX 404 – Creating Positive Deliverables
Marketing the audit function
Flextime
Coffee         3 pm to 3:15
Module 11    3:15 to 4pm     New areas of focus
Employee Retention
Focus on Fraud
Focus on Continuous Audit
Module 12      4 to 4:30        Networking, why and how and discussions
Closing thoughts and discussions
Goals for this symposium:
Your personal development, so step aside from the vigor’s of the daily routine, and think about management issues. Strengthen your leadership skills & vision.
Address your organizations most pressing issues and discuss with faculty and peers