This session is part four in our series on Internal Audit Focus and Emerging Risks for 2021 and Beyond. The world has changed. 2020 was an unprecedented year for all professions. Internal auditors were faced with a tremendous impact to their audit plans causing refocus and realignment of not just projects but resources. As a profession, internal auditors have traditionally focused on past events or as some would say, taking the “look in the rear view mirror. Most financial or accounting professionals can look at previous year data and tell management where past mistakes were made.
- Heightened Focus on Organizational Resilience
- Elevated Macro Environment Uncertainty
- Humanization vs. Dehumanization of the Workforce
- Cyber Vulnerabilities
- Business Continuity Disaster Recovery
- Talent Resilience
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Third-Party management
- Supply Chain management
- Data and Analytics
- Examine risk management and culture and evaluate methods internal audit can use to evaluate their organizational processes.
- Examine workforce management and workplace audit concepts and evaluate methods internal audit can use to evaluate their organizational processes.
- Examine corporate financial management concepts and evaluate methods internal audit can use to evaluate their organizational processes.
Delivery Method: Self-Study
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.