Business is always challenging and competitive while financial resources are limited. Organizational effectiveness is achieved when the corporation’s mission and goals are achieved with little wastage or minimum inefficiency over money and time. Good internal control systems with regular reporting to management is therefore crucial to the proper use of assets and time. This involves good corporate governance practices in the organization where policies and procedures are fully in compliance. An internal audit function is therefore a crucial management process to helps investors, owners of businesses and senior management of the organization to maintain accountability of resources and organizational efficiency. A functional internal audit department can also contribute immensely to risk identification and provide support to reduce accidents, frauds and other mistakes that can be avoided. 
The business world continues to transform in the on-going global health pandemic. Organizations are adapting quickly to changing business circumstances or new business models, and amidst uncertainties at all fronts. With additional regulations, new work procedures, heightening competition and all round uncertainties, business risks are increasing. The role of internal audit has never been more demanding and urgent than it is now. More focused auditing skills and awareness of risks and risk mitigation now goes beyond compliance with regulatory and stock exchange rules for auditing and risk management, and the responsibility rests on the audit executives and their skills level. It is now timely, if not urgent, to update and enhance the skills of these audit executives and staff.

PROGRAMME OUTLINE – 15 hours online
1. Setting up the Internal Audit department – Internal Audit Policy, Design and Structure
2. Internal Auditing Framework
3. Alignment of management goals and IA functions
4. Corporate governance of the organization
5. Risk management in organizations
6. Internal Audit documentation
7. Internal audit reporting system

This is an awareness, practice and implementation programme and is appropriate for the members of the senior management team and the authorized executives with responsibilities for setting up an Internal Audit function. Executives in the Finance department, the CEO office and members of the Audit Committee would find this particularly useful with follow up advice and support available from the subject matter expert here.

PROGRAMME OUTLINE – 15 hours online
1. Internal auditing methodology
2. Organization goals and alignment
3. Corporate governance and practice
4. Risk-based internal auditing
5. Tools for internal audit work
6. Internal audit working papers and documentation
7. Internal audit reporting and practice

This work-based programme is to equip the audit team and staff with skills and methodology to carry out auditing work and test procedures across all parts of the corporation. New audit staff will particularly acquire the required understanding of internal audit activities and the essential skills to work with the audit team in the corporation including advice and support from the training consultant.


The course will be facilitated by Mr. Stanley Yap MBA FCCA CIA FIIA , founding President of the Institute of Internal Auditors ( IIA) Malaysia chapter. Stanley has had many years of work experiences in the accounting and auditing environment, particularly in the field of internal auditing where he has accumulated a vast store expertise and knowledge now available to guide organizations and develop their internal audit staff in operational auditing. Formerly trained at KPMG London, he went on to acquire his MBA at the University of Bradford, and served various organizations including banks and industrial companies where he had served as Chief Internal Auditor, and Chairman of Audit Committees of public listed companies. Stanley now brings a wealth of expertise and experience in the field of internal auditing, which is timely as many businesses are undergoing changes and uncertainties with serious risk impact. At the same time, corporate liabilities for directors of public companies have magnified, and it is crucial that internal control plays a dynamic role to ensure sustainable business and good management practices. Besides the training programmes and teaching as lecturer in the local academia, Stanley also offers follow up advisory services and implementation assistance.