Internal Audit Emerging Risks for 2021 and Beyond – Part 3

Part 3 of 4

This is the third segment in a four part series on examining Internal Audit Focus and Emerging Risks for 2021 and beyond. Part one first analyzed three core contributing factors to changing risks including:

  • Heightened Focus on Organizational Resilience
  • Elevated Macro Environment Uncertainty
  • Humanization vs. Dehumanization of the Workforce

After reviewing these areas, we will then linked them to identified “Hot Spot” topics as identified by the Gartner group that internal audit should be attuned to in 2021 and years forward. In Part One we examined IT governance and data governance.
Part Two of the series included lesson objectives around:
  • Examine Cyber Vulnerabilities and identify internal audit focus areas
  • Evaluate Business Continuity Disaster Recovery and determine internal audit focus areas
  • Understand talent resilience and apply the concept to internal audit and the organization
  • Evaluate Corporate Social Responsibility and understand areas internal audit can provide value.

This training is part three in the series. Lesson objectives included:
  • Evaluate third-party management risks and identify procedures internal audit should focus on.
  • Evaluate supply chain management and identify procedures internal audit should focus on
  • Evaluate the field of data and analytics and examine how internal audit can use appropriate tools and techniques to incorporate procedures into their audit.

Part Four: 2021 IA Focus Areas 2021 and Beyond
  • Risk Management and Culture
  • Workforce Management
  • Corporate Financial Management

Field: Auditing
CPE: 2
Delivery Method: Self-Study
Format: Video

Your Instructor

Lynn Fountain
Lynn Fountain

Consultant, CPA, CGMA, CRMA, MBA, Past Chief Audit Executive
Business Consultant, Trainer, Author

Ms. Fountain has over 40 years of experience in the business profession, which includes public and industry accounting and over 20 years within internal and external auditing combined. She is a nationally recognized trainer and speaker and also a published author. She is a subject matter expert and specializes in Internal Audit, Sarbanes-Oxley, Enterprise Risk Management, Fraud, Governance and Compliance. Ms. Fountain has held two Chief Audit Executive positions for international companies. She currently performs consulting for companies on internal audit, risk management, internal controls, SSAE 18, financial reporting and accounting along with performing training. She has also been instrumental in the establishment of ERM, Sarbanes-Oxley and Governance frameworks.

Ms. Fountain has authored a publication for the Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation (IIARF) titled “Raise the Red Flag – The Internal Auditors Guide to Fraud Evaluations”. The publication will be released April 20, 2015. In addition, she is authoring a publication for Auerbach on “The Realities of performing the Chief Audit Executive Role”. The publication will be released in the Fall 2015. In addition, she has performed as an adjunct instructor for the School of Business for Grantham University and the School of Business at the University of Kansas.

Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has active, current CPA, CGMA, and CRMA credentials.

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