Agile Auditing Foundations™

Field: Auditing | Delivery Method: Self Study | CPE Hours: 14.0

"You've listened to the rest, now learn from the best in agile auditing."

"To be successful it's about being agile, not doing agile."

We can only audit at the speed of risk, if we update our audit process. Traditionally, internal audit completes a risk assessment once each year with only minor updates when needed. The audit plan is set, and the focus is on plan completion – not on gathering risk insights.

Traditional internal auditing is a broken model that is too slow, too historical, and too rigid. In today's dynamic business environment you have to be more proactive and agile, or you risk being seen as just another compliance function.

With a risk-based, agile approach, you can quickly see that an annual plan is no longer acceptable. In fact, most modern internal audit groups are already making the transition to agile auditing.

Audit plans must be flexible, able to adapt to cover critical and emerging risks at a speed that makes sense for our organizations. The agile audit methodology creates an audit plan that meets the needs of a modern, risk-based team.

In contrast to the traditional process, agile auditing is a risk-centric approach to developing and executing audits, based on a shorter audit lifecycle from assessment to reporting, which focuses on gaining and sharing insights with management related to the most urgent risks in an organization.

“We’re not trying to audit faster; we’re trying to audit the right things at the right time.” - Toby DeRoche

Benefits of Agile Auditing
  • More flexible, more aligned, proactive audit plan
  • Less time preparing the audit plan
  • Less time planning individual audits (weeks to days)
  • Significantly reduce time for audit report issuance (often 30-40% of traditional audit hours).
  • Increased communication between auditors and management improving the quality of findings and recommendations.
  • Avoid surprises and contention with management at the end of the audit.

In this foundations course, you will learn how to apply the 4 Agile Audit Values and 12 Agile Audit Principles to transform your department into a high-performing team capable of auditing at the speed of risk.

Toby DeRoche will guide you through the concepts of a blended solution merging internal auditing with agile delivery in a practical approach that you can use immediately and tailor to your organization.

And... with this course you avoid a $50,000-$200,000 consulting project, or years of trial and error on your own trying to figure out how to apply agile to internal audit.

It's impossible to start implementing an agile approach from just readying an article, a book, or even listening to a one hour webinar. You need the detailed step-by-step end-to-end process that you can only get in this certification course... a process that took 3 years to develop.

Whether you are just getting started with an agile audit approach, or want to improve what you are doing, you can't afford to miss out on this opportunity to avoid the mistakes most make... and avoid a possible $50,000-$200,000 frustrating consulting project.

“I wouldn’t call going to consultants a best practice... The reason so many people reach out to me is the consulting project didn’t work.” - Toby DeRoche

What most internal auditors are missing is a model to use when implementing an agile audit approach, and a deep understanding of how to apply the theory in practice. You get exactly that in this certification course. Everyone else is keeping the agile audit discussion theoretical talking about big "A" versus little "a" and don't show you step-by-step what to do.

Have you fully considered what it is costing you to keep a traditional internal audit methodology instead of embracing the future with agile auditing?

When you register today, you will be on your way to EASILY implementing agile auditing with all of the resources and tool you need to be successful.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to Agile Audit
  • Agile Audit Risk Assessment
  • Agile Plan and Schedule
  • Agile Execution
  • Agile Reporting
  • Transition Planning
  • Agile Audit Maturity
  • Additional Resources

Field: Auditing
Delivery Method: Self Study
CPE Hours: 14.0
Format: Videos, Workbook and Downloads

*** This Agile Auditing Foundations™ course DOES NOT include the Certified Agile Auditor Professional® cAAP™ certification ***

Here's What Others Are Saying:

  • "This was an excellent course!" - Steven
  • "I liked the real-world examples provided in the course." - Dawn
  • "Loved the format and speaker." - Anthony
  • "What I enjoyed was the course was on-line at my own pace and I was able to go back on aspects, with great support documentation that is usable for future reference. It is a clear presentation and a fresh approach to audit work." - Peter
  • "Thank you for a wonderful and really impactful course. I will the content to help my department implement some of the agile principles and practices." - Keely


  • Templates and tools to create your custom agile audit transition plan ($1,000+ value)
  • Agile Audit Maturity Assessment, seeing exactly where you are and want to be (priceless)
  • No travel necessary ($2,000+ savings)

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Your Instructor

Toby DeRoche
Toby DeRoche

Toby DeRoche is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) who holds an MBA with an Internal Audit specialization from Louisiana State University. He is also certified in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA), Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), Internal Control (CICA), Fraud Examination (CFE), and he is a SAFe 5 Agilist (SA).

His professional background includes identification and documentation of weaknesses that result in heightened business risk, while recommending solutions to such situations. Toby began his career in internal audit with Macy's Inc. He then worked as an implementation and training consultant for Wolters Kluwer. As a Solution Consulting Manager at Wolters Kluwer, Toby works with organizations that are looking for software solutions to their audit, risk and compliance needs. Throughout his career, Toby has assisted numerous internal audit departments create, perform, and supervise financial, operational, and compliance audits to evaluate control frameworks, financial systems and operating procedures.

Toby is also an experienced author and presenter, having delivered over 50 continuing education presentations to audit, risk, and fraud professionals.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund.
What is the format of the course?
This is a video lecture format course, so you can listen to the lectures as if you were in an in-person course. There is a participant workbook for taking notes.

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