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Tactics and Courage to Appraise Corporate Culture

How to incorporate cultural aspects into your audit projects without offending or irritating executives. CPE = 1

While 80% of boards believe corporate culture is a competitive advantage, only about 15% of executives are actively driving culture in their organizations. This seems like a perfect area for internal audit to add value (since there is such a big gap between board expectations and what management is doing), so why are only 28% of internal audit groups doing anything around culture?

It takes courage to appraise culture in an organization. It's also not done with the typical audit process (criteria, condition, cause, consequence, corrective action). We discuss how to identify cultural artifacts, compare company values with what is done practice, and tactics for how you can start incorporating cultural aspects into your audit projects with out offending or irritating executives.

Jason Mefford is joined by Robert Kuhling, a leader in the Deloitte Risk Advisory practice in Canada delivering internal audit, risk management, governance, and regulatory services. He was the Chief Audit Executive at three major Canadian organizations; Tervita, Viterra, and Precision Drilling. In addition, he has also held audit management positions with the Farm Credit Canada and the Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan.

Robert is an international leader in the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) serving on the Global Board (2014-18) and Chairman of the North American Board (2016-17). Over the years, he has been appointed to various IIA committees and task forces. He has been a key national spokesman for the internal audit profession with regulators, professional groups, training firms, and government organizations.

Field: Auditing

Delivery Method: Self-Study

CPE Hours: 1.0


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Jason Mefford
Jason Mefford

Jason Mefford is a rock star in internal audit, risk management and compliance. He typically works with Chief Audit Executives and professionals in audit, risk and compliance with the technical and soft-skills needed to navigate the land mines of organizations. He takes complicated, confusing & hard things, makes them practical, proactive & simple to improve learning and transformation.

Jason is a CAE coach, professional speaker, facilitator and podcast host. He serves the internal audit community through his companies Mefford Associates, cRisk Academy, Mefford CIA Review Course, and the Jamming with Jason Podcast.

You can learn more about him at: http://www.jasonmefford.com and http://www.meffordassociates.com


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