Performing an Effective Quality Assessment

Event dates: 20 Sep 2021, 21 Sep 2021, 22 Sep 2021


Course Description

As an organization grows and its internal processes change and evolve, its quality monitoring process must keep pace. To ensure consistent quality in this dynamic environment, an ongoing commitment to growth and improvement is essential.

The required elements of a Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (QAIP) include periodic internal assessments and external assessments to demonstrate conformance with The IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. In addition, a quality QAIP can provide evidence to the audit committee and management that the internal audit activity is efficient, effective, and adding value. It can also build stakeholder confidence and document a commitment to quality, leading practices, and the internal auditors’ mindset for professionalism.

This course will provide you with the appropriate knowledge and skills to plan, perform, and evaluate the results of an external quality assessment case study. You will also learn about the processes and tools in the IIA Quality Assessment Manual (QA Manual) that can help you identify opportunities to improve your internal audit quality activities. A QAR-accreditation can be granted by the IIA Belgium upon successful completion of the course, the case study and an exam.

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Performing an Effective Quality Assessment

This class shows you how to prepare for and conduct an internal quality assessment and/or an external quality assessment of an audit activity based on the IIA’s International Standards.

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About the facilitator

Kelly Hogan

CIA, CISA, DiSC® Certified Trainer

Ms. Hogan has over 20 years’ experience in internal audit, including 8 years in a senior management role within internal audit. She has previously served as a Head of Audit for a European subsidiary of MasterCard, a major multinational financial services company. Since leaving her Head of Audit role, Ms. Hogan has had broad exposure as a consultant and trainer to internal audit departments from a variety of private and public sector organisations. In this capacity, she has had the opportunity to share and learn about successful audit practices across internal audit departments of varying sizes (from 10-1000 auditors). In addition, Ms. Hogan has completed external quality assurance reviews for organisations in the banking, insurance, telecommunications and technology service industries. Ms. Hogan has her university degree in Finance from St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. She is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). She is also accredited by the Institute of Internal Auditors – Belgium to provide Quality Assurance Reviews. Ms. Hogan’s mother tongue is English and she has working professional proficiency in French.