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Introduction to Governance Auditing: Strategic Opportunities for Assessing and Enhancing Key Entity Level Controls (GAUD)

Monday, December 12, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern)

James Hallinan CPA CIA CFSA CBA

  • Format Webinar
  • Credits 2
  • Level Intermediate
  • Field of Study Auditing (2)


A sound “Governance” framework is vital to the ethical and profitable running of an enterprise. The ability to effectively audit (assess) the Governance structure and processes of an organization can provide enormous value to the major stakeholders of a business while promoting a more efficient, risk-based, integrated approach to overall entity audit programs. This course highlights strategic opportunities and practical application considerations for building an effective and efficient Governance auditing model, while promoting enhanced Governance processes entity-wide.

Major Topics:

  • Defining governance and identifying potential benefits of “Good” Governance / Governance auditing
  • Governance framework: Core elements and major roles
  • Tone at the Top
  • Defining your Governance auditing universe
  • Governance auditing risk assessment
  • Prioritizing Governance coverage / audit assessment areas
  • Developing a Governance auditing plan
  • Identifying and communicating Governance improvement and reinforcement opportunities

Learning Objectives

  • Promote positive, principled based Governance / Governance auditing foundations in all organizations  
  • Understand the importance and benefits of sound Governance / Governance auditing activities in organizations
  • Identify ways to impact and strengthen your organization’s (and client organizations’) Governance structure and processes
  • Highlight strategic opportunities and practical application considerations for building / expanding an effective Governance / Governance auditing framework for your company and / or clients

Who should take this course:

Auditors seeking to enhance overall risk-based programs and focus, with particular emphasis on maximizing entity level controls assessment opportunities

Experience in auditing







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