Developing the Audit Plan & Audit strategy: virtual sessions

Event dates: 11 Mar 2021, 12 Mar 2021


The audit plan shouldn’t just be about the audit plan, it’s a key opportunity to strengthen relationships with key stakeholders. In addition, an audit strategy can “sets the stage” for many of the things the IA function does and how it is perceived.
There are two key areas that regularly come up as issues for internal audit functions when having an external quality assessment: 1) the audit plan does not sufficiently align with the strategies, objectives and risks of the organisation and 2) the plan does not take into account other assurances.
In addition, internal audit teams are increasingly being asked to do a rolling/agile audit plan whilst also having demands to do assurances on regulatory matters. There are also questions about where internal audit fits in the organisation’s strategy. This course will share some of the latest good practices and insights in relation to internal audit plans, including details from the latest global IIA practice guide. It will also help participants to clarify the link between where IA is going and the organisation. It will also be an excellent opportunity to benchmark what you do with others.


11/03: 13.00-14.45 and 15.00-16.30

12/03: 09.00-10.30 and 10.45-12.15


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Developing the Audit Plan & Audit strategy: virtual sessions

Virtual sessions: “Developing the Audit Plan & Audit strategy”. Starting on 11 March until 12 March 2021.

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About the facilitator

James Paterson

Director: RiskAI

James C Paterson is former head of audit for AstraZeneca PLC and has been consulting and training for the past 10 years for the IIA in Belgium, Finland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and the UK. He is the author of the book “Lean Auditing” and has spoken at 3 IIA International Conferences and also the ECIIA conference. He contributed to the IIA global team that worked on developing practice guidance for internal audit plans.