Risk Based Internal Auditing Part 1 - Understanding the Methodology
This is the first of three risk based auditing courses CPE = 1
The Institute of Internal Auditors defines risk based internal auditing (RBIA) as a methodology that links internal auditing to an organization's overall risk management framework. RBIA allows internal audit to provide assurance to the board that risk management processes are managing risks effectively in relation to the risk appetite.
Many internal audit groups attempt risk based auditing but often find that some aspects are difficult to deploy within their own organizations. This occurs due to the lack of standard understanding of the various techniques used in risk based auditing and the true intent and advantages associated with the process. To be able to effectively develop a risk based auditing methodology and then to employ it within your organization, you must understand the premise behind the concept and the advantages and challenges it will bring. This course is designed to prepare the auditor to fully embrace the risk based methodology concept.
This is the first of three risk based auditing courses. Session two will be focused on establishing a risk based auditing methodology and session three will focus on methods to implement and apply the methodology.
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 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.