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Leading Successful Audits

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Leading Successful Audits

Leading successful audits is a complex task that requires auditors to master multiple elements: planning and scoping, quality control, professional judgement, as well as people and relationship management.

The course focuses on three cross-cutting areas:

  • People, i.e. WHO you are working with and what is expected of the relationship; as well as leading up, leading down)
  • Content, i.e. WHAT work needs to be done: strategic thinking, scoping, knowledge of business, gathering evidence, developing recommendations, etc.
  • Process, i.e. HOW the work gets done, risk management, project management, etc.


This course is targeted to auditors who have or will have the responsibility for supervising or managing the work of more junior auditors.


This virtual course is delivered over 3 days. The course includes a mix of instructor‑led content, interactive exercises, and break-out sessions.


All times below are in ET.

March 4 | 10:00-16:00

  • Leading People – Overview of Relationships and the Audit Process
  • Leading People – Building Relationships (Part 1)
  • Leading Content – Scoping Audits

March 5 | 10:00-16:00

  • Leading People – Building Relationships (Part 2)
  • Leading People – Nurturing Relationships
  • Leading People – Mending   Closing Relationships

March 6 | 10:00-16:00 

  • Leading Process – Ensuring Audit Quality
  • Leading Content – Strategic Thinking


“Overall it was great. I loved how there were no right or wrong answers, respecting people’s views and encouraging everyone to participate.”


Course hours can be submitted for continuing professional development credits, subject to approval by IIA, CPA Canada, or other professional associations.


A cancellation fee of $100 (plus applicable tax) will be applied to cancellations received up to 30 days before the first day of the course. Refunds will not be issued after that date. Substitutions will be permitted up to 10 days before the first day of the course for a fee of $50 (plus applicable tax).

CAAF reserves the right to cancel the course due to insufficient registration. Should CAAF decide to cancel a course, registrants will be notified two (2) weeks in advance and will be given the opportunity to receive a full refund or defer their enrolment to a future course offering.