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Agile Auditing

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Date(s): Apr 22, 2021
Time: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Registration Fee: $269.00
Cancellation Date: Apr 15, 2021
Location: Online

Course Description

Internal auditors face increasing demands to do more with less and keep up with a drastically changing environment within and outside their organizations.  An agile approach to internal auditing can produce superior results faster than traditional methods.


This course explains agile auditing, its origins, benefits and common pitfalls.  While it holds a great deal of promise for overly-taxed audit departments, success is not guaranteed.  Learn how to implement agile auditing to reduce cycle time from planning to reporting, exceed your stakeholders’ expectations, reduce wasted effort, lower audit costs, and become more efficient and effective. 


Potential CPE Credits: 8.0

Instruction Type: Live
Experience Level: BEGINNING
Category: 02 Auditing

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

·         Understand the agile approach to internal auditing

·         Differentiate benefits and pitfalls of the agile approach

·         Implement agile auditing to gain efficiencies and effectiveness



1. Agile Auditing

         Origins, definition and characteristics

         Why now

         Benefits to internal audit and its stakeholders


2. How to Implement

         Key practices, roles and responsibilities

         Making changes to the mindset and methodology

         Align the internal audit approach with the culture and objectives of the organization

         Auditor readiness and having the staff that can deliver


3. The Process

         The impact of agile auditing on planning, fieldwork and reporting

         Improving communication flows and effectiveness

         Replacing traditional actions with a superior approach

         Making faster and better decisions along the way

         The importance and benefits of an iterative approach



No prerequisites required.


Hernan Murdock
Dr. Hernan Murdock is Vice President, Audit Division for MIS Training Institute. Before joining MIS Training Institute he was the Director of Training at Control Solutions International, where he oversaw the company's training and employee development program. Previously he was a Senior Project Manager leading audit and consulting projects for clients in the manufacturing, transportation, high tech, education, insurance and power generation industries. Dr. Murdock also worked at Arthur Andersen, Liberty Mutual and KeyCorp. Dr. Murdock is a senior lecturer at Northeastern University where he teaches management, leadership and ethics. He is the author of Operational Auditing: Principles and Techniques for a Changing World, 10 Key Techniques to Improve Team Productivity, and Using Surveys in Internal Audits. He has also written articles and book chapters on whistleblowing programs, international auditing, mentoring programs, fraud, deception, corporate social responsibility, and behavioral profiling. He has conducted audits and consulting projects, delivered seminars and invited talks, and made numerous presentations at internal audit, academic and government functions in North America, Latin America, Europe and Africa.

Additional Information

TAC Rule 523.142(g) requires the CPE Sponsor to monitor individual attendance and assign the correct number of CPE credits. Participants will be asked to document their time of arrival and departure in compliance with this Rule. Additionally, attendance will be monitored throughout the day and CPE certificates will reflect actual attendance of each participant.

If you are making travel plans to come to Austin, we recommend making "refundable" air and hotel reservations or waiting until 14 days before the class to actually book your reservations. Courses are occasionally canceled or rescheduled due to low enrollment. We determine whether a course has enough participants 16 days prior to the course date. If we cancel or reschedule, we will email the participant and his or her billing contact no later than 14 days before the original class date.

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Vending machines with Coca-Cola products and various snack items are available. There is also a refrigerator and microwave in our coffee bar area. Feel free to bring in your own drinks and food if you prefer.

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