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What Every Auditor Should Know About IT

Biweekly on Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. Central Time in one CPE event

How do you as an internal auditor really understand how information technology works?

Information technology (IT) is an integral part of every modern organization. To remain relevant in your career, all auditors must have an understanding of IT theories and concepts. But becoming fluent in IT can be intimidating, especially for non IT auditors.

The goal of this session is to help non IT and IT Auditors work better together by arming NON IT auditors with the knowledge to collaborate with the techies on the team.

You will come to understand that all of information technology is very simple:
-Input - The processing of input data to support a business objective
-Process - The logic to take the input and validate it and accomplish a business objective
-Output - The storing of data to support later use.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:
-Understand and describe basic IT concepts.
-Describe an Information Technology infrastructure
-Understand and test general and application controls
-Identify areas appropriate for integrated audits
-Perform integrated audits

This session is designed to arm auditors with the tools necessary to understand and work with the information technology used on a day-to-day basis in any organization.

This timely, two hour CPE training event is designed for the internal auditor and others who wish to improve their auditing tradecraft skills.

The cost of this internal audit training course is $120.00 per attendee.

Each attendee will receive two CPE Hour (YB). A certificate of completion will be provided.

Program Level of Understanding: Intermediate
Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: None
Delivery Format: Group Internet Based
NASBA Field(s) of Study: Personnel/Human Resources
CPE Credits: 2, based on 50 minutes of instruction per hour

Auditor Tradecraft

Tradecraft, within the internal and external auditing communities, refers to the techniques, methods and technologies used in modern financial and internal auditing and generally, as part of the activity of creating assurance.

Honing client interaction skills can significantly improve the effectiveness of audit engagements.

This includes general topics or techniques (interviewing, for example), or the specific techniques of an organization (the particular form of performance improvement (Lean Six Sigma), for example).



Robert Berry will be the instructor and he is known as "That Audit Guy".

Robert believes the ultimate goal in business is to improve people, processes and profits. Every organization exists to make some sort of profit. Behind every profit is a series of business processes that must be in sync. But behind every process is a person. People are the heartbeat of every organization and need to be developed and supported.

Robert has spent the better part of his career trying to bring out the best in people. As a result, you will find that his training courses are practical and actionable. The compelling content typically contains good visuals to stimulate recall along with clear and concise language. As a service provider, Robert's approach is honest yet empathetic. The internal audit function and management can work together to evaluate processes in an organization to bring out the best in everyone.

Robert has worked as an auditor and an accountant in small and multi billion dollar organizations. You will find the standard alphabet soup behind his name (CPA, CIA, etc), but improving people, processes and profits is what matters most.