Control Self-Assessment: virtual sessions

Event dates: 20 Jun 2022, 21 Jun 2022





  • Assess Organisational Culture
  • CSA Formats
  • CSA Frameworks
  • CSA Facilitation Skills
  • CSA Implementation
  • CSA Reporting & Monitoring
  • CSA Examples and Case Studies


  • Experienced internal auditors and audit managers
  • Risk management professionals
  • Third-party service providers
  • Potential CSA Certification candidates


  • Recognize what makes CSA different from other internal audit approaches
  • Recall the origins of CSA
  • Recognize how the auditor role can be different in CSA
  • Describe the roles for CSA
  • Discuss the benefits and concerns of CSA to various stakeholders
  • Explain reasons for conducting CSA
  • Identify how culture can impact CSA
  • Identify how the Standards support CSA
  • Recognize how CSA fits into the audit process
  • Propose a CSA format for your organisation


  • Assessing Organisational Culture
  • Employee empowerment and the impact on internal auditing and control self-assessment
  • Cultural analysis of your own organisation
  • Relating CSA to your own organisation
  • Recognize CSA as a tool for evaluating achievement of business objectives
  • Describe CSA workshop types
  • Compare and contrast use of surveys and workshops
  • Advantages and disadvantages of the various formats
  • Identify data collection techniques
  • Objectives, Risks, and Controls
  • Describe the inter-relationships among objectives, risks, & controls in CSA
  • Describe the significance of identifying business objectives for a CSA
  • Describe the role risk can play in a CSA
  • Explain the design and implementation of controls as it relates to CSA
  • Identify the CSA format most practical for your organisation
  • Describe the role of control frameworks in CSA
  • Discuss various control frameworks and how to use them
  • Identify hard and soft controls
  • Describe how hard and soft controls relate to each other
  • Examples and case studies
  • Prepare individual/group exercises and case studies


An understanding of fundamental internal audit methodology as well as an appreciation of the organisation’s culture and strategy

Control Self-Assessment: virtual sessions

Control Self-Assessment - 20/21 June 2022

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About the facilitator

Carl Pitchford


  • 30 years’ experience in training, consulting and auditing
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Dpai (French Internal Audit Qualification)
  • Corporate Finance in Europe – expert in SME Due Diligence audits