Internal Audit 301: Keys to Being an Effective Audit Manager

Training overview
24 hours
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On-site / Company-specific

Course description

Internal Audit 301: Keys to Being an Effective Audit Manager

As a follow-up to Audit 101 and 201, Audit 301: Becoming an Effective Audit Manager helps auditors transition to management and become active leaders for their audit teams. This training course gives Managers oversight on how to review a file, properly budget and forecast projects and actively manage and juggle numerous projects.

Auditors should not get promoted without taking this course. Moving from staff auditor to audit manager calls for expanding the skills set. Not only do managers have to be efficient audit team members but also effective communicators, teachers, and active listeners.


  • Learn how to identify audit risk and appropriate audit planning tools and techniques
  • Learn how to manage the audit process from planning to follow-up
  • Discover the best interpersonal and team-building skills
  • Discuss audit communication and budgeting and forecasting techniques
  • Further understanding of the audit report creation process
  • Learn more about public speaking and presentation best practices

Who should attend?

Financial, Operational, and Information Technology Auditors in the Process of Advancing to Manager (NASBA Field of Study: Auditing).

Training Content


  1. Introduction and Background
    1. What are the Roles and Responsibilities of an Audit Manager
    2. The Evolution of Senior to Manager
  2. The Risk Assessment Process
    1. Audit Manager Role
    2. Audit Preliminary Work
    3. Audit Preliminary Risk Assessment
  3. Managing an Audit Engagement
    1. Appropriate Audit Planning
    2. Developing an Audit Workprogram
    3. Managing a Budget and Schedule
    4. Delineation of Duties
    5. Reviewing an Audit File
  4. Managing an Audit Team
    1. Personality Types/Styles
    2. Managing Minimal Age Differences
    3. Deadline Management
  5. Internal Audit Wrap-Up
    1. Audit Reporting
    2. Effective Exit Conferences
    3. Audit Follow-Up
  6. Managing Up
    1. Managing Expectations
    2. To Commit or Not to Commit
  7.  Communication
    1. Interpersonal Skills
    2. Managing the Auditee
  8. Time Management
  9. Public Speaking and Presentations
  10. Creating/Reviewing Audit Findings and Reports


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    About GoldSRD



    GoldSRD is a leading provider of high-quality, interactive professional development. We have over 200 full-day courses on technical capabilities (Internal Audit, Accounting, Finance, IT Audit and Microsoft-Office specific courses) and People-Centric (“soft”) skills. Our Founder, Danny M. Goldberg, is a...

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    2641 Pine Springs Drive
    75093 Dallas Texas

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    Anonymous Attendee - Minneapolis
    Wow! So much to cover yet you hit everything with enough detail to give me many key points to take with us. Great class - thank you!
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