Value-added Oversight of Public Resources: The Role of Internal Audit (A705)


Type: Classroom
Duration: 22:30 hours
Status: Active

This course is an excellent introduction for all public servants to a key pillar of overseeing public resources throughout the Government of Canada. Management, staff and auditors new to the profession will learn why and how specific tools and processes are used in ensuring recommendations for operational improvements are evidence-based. The course introduces the principles underlying the professional practice of internal audit and then leads participants through the steps and thinking involved at each phase of the audit activity.

Topics include:

  • principles supporting value-added oversight
  • definitions and examples of internal audit, control, risk and governance
  • relevant professional standards and Treasury Board policies
  • phases of the internal audit engagement
  • how internal audits interact with management

Participants will learn:

  • the fundamentals of risk, controls and governance
  • the roles of management and staff during the audit engagement
  • the audit team's responsibilities
  • the standards that govern internal audit
  • how the results of the audit engagement make their way through the department, gaining the deputy head's approval, and finally, being published on the department's web site
More about this course
  • Topics: Finance
  • Community: Functional specialists
  • Audience: Financial officers; Internal auditors
  • Business line: GC and Public Sector Skills
  • Provider: Canada School of Public Service

Upcoming offerings

There are no available offerings for this course at the moment.

All on-site classroom courses have been suspended until further notice. However, virtual classroom and online self-paced courses, including required training and language maintenance tools, remain available for registration through your GCcampus account.

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