The Institute of Internal Auditors defines risk based internal auditing (RBIA) as a methodology that links internal auditing to an organization's overall risk management framework. RBIA allows internal audit to provide assurance to the board that risk management processes are managing risks effectively, in relation to the risk appetite.
RBIA is at the cutting edge of internal audit practice. It is an area that is evolving rapidly and where there is still little consensus about the best way to implement it. Executing on true risk based internal auditing requires more than an annual risk assessment for the internal audit plan. It requires a pre-established methodology that includes defining the organization's risk appetite and risk tolerance utilizing measurements that include aspects of financial, compliance and operational metrics. In addition, internal audit must be ready to put aside their typical checklists and standard work programs. True risk based internal auditing goes far beyond setting the annual audit plan. It incorporates cascading the process through to each individual audit as well as the audit reporting process.
This course is the second of three risk based auditing courses. This course focuses on the establishment of a framework or methodology for risk based auditing and examining how to utilize risk based questions within the process steps.
Review Questions: Risk Based Auditing – Establishing a Methodology
FINAL EXAM: Risk Based Auditing – Establishing a Methodology
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Ms. Fountain has over 30 years of experience in the business profession, which includes public and industry accounting and over 20 years within internal and external auditing combined. She is a nationally recognized trainer and speaker and also a published author. She is a subject matter expert and specializes in Internal Audit, Sarbanes-Oxley, Enterprise Risk Management, Fraud, Governance and Compliance. Ms. Fountain has held two Chief Audit Executive positions for international companies. She currently performs consulting for companies on internal audit, risk management, internal controls, financial reporting and accounting along with performing training. She has also been instrumental in the establishment of ERM, Sarbanes-Oxley and Governance frameworks
Ms. Fountain has developed and delivered leading edge training sessions on COSO, Internal Audit, ERM, Accounting, Leadership, Governance, Compliance and Ethics. She has numerous recorded webinars on Illumeo dot com.
Ms. Fountain has authored a publication for the Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation (IIARF) titled “Raise the Red Flag – The Internal Auditors Guide to Fraud Evaluations”. The publication will be released April 20, 2015. In addition, she is authoring a publication for Auerbach on “The Realities of performing the Chief Audit Executive Role”. The publication will be released in the Fall 2015. In addition, she has performed as an adjunct instructor for the School of Business for Grantham University and the School of Business at the University of Kansas.
Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has her CGMA, CRMA credentials and CPA certificate.