Audit Executive Development

» Audit Executive Development

In Risk Based Integrated AuditingTM, Internal Audit’s management team takes on a new role and responsibilities to build effective working relationships with their assigned organization executives. This new role is known as the “Business Function Audit Executive”. Audit executives are involved in the risk assessment process at the high level (with their audit customers) and at the low level (with their audit team).

Their key role is to focus outward, on the risks of the organization. They must ensure that the resources of the audit department are constantly focused in the areas of the highest risk.

What You Will Learn:

  • The differences between an audit manager and an audit executive
  • Essential qualifications and skills for Audit Executives
  • Audit executive’s critical role in marketing an audit department to executives
  • How to extract yourself from managing audit details and lead audit teams effectively
  • Your role as a leader on your audit teams instead of allocator and reviewer of tasks
  • The personal changes that you will need to make the step up to the audit executive role
  • When it is appropriate to step in and take control of your audit teams
  • How to interact with senior executives
  • What to bring to the senior executives’ table
  • How to create “win-win” with difficult executives
  • How to market the value of your audit teams to executives.

Who Should Attend:

Internal Audit Managers and Supervisors



CPE Credits:

8 hours