Internal Audit Emerging Risks for 2021 and Beyond – Part 3

Field: Auditing | Delivery Method: Self Study | CPE Hours: 2.0

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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 spanning public accounting, industry accounting and consulting. Sixteen years of that experience has been in the field of internal audit, risk managment and process improvement. She is well adept to assist your organization evaluate business strategy, perform risk assessments, establish a Sarbanes-Oxley process, synergizing internal audit processes or perform process improvement projects.

As a past corporate executive Lynn has a passion for working with professionals to enhance their processes and provide leading edge education. She has authored and delivered hundreds of training courses for accounting, finance and audit professionals. Her training is filled with not just theory but real world application.

Ms. Fountain has authored three technical publications:

-Leading the Internal Audit Function 

-Raise the Red Flag

-Ethics and the Internal Auditor's political dilemma

Lynn is a recognized leader in the internal audit profession as well as a recognized business professional.  

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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