The field of internal audit has continuously evolved over the last decade and emerged to become a stable and critically important component of successful organizations all around the world. Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value to and improve an organization's operations as well as to provide independent assurance that an organisation's risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively.

At the same time, an ineffective audit can mean severe consequences; resulting in process failure, customer dissatisfaction and regulatory noncompliance.

With this Certificate Program in Internal Audit, you will acquire the skills you need to progress your career and start conducting internal audits. If you already have experience in the audit profession, the Certificate Program in Internal Audit will help you to improve your existing skillset and accelerate your audit career.

Boost your internal audit capabilities by gaining confidence in planning and performing an effective audit, as well as reporting and taking corrective action where necessary.

This Certificate Program in Internal Audit develops the necessary skills to assess and report on the conformance and implementation of processes based on management systems. You’ll learn how to initiate an audit, prepare and conduct audit activities, compile and distribute audit reports and complete follow-up activities.

This course is officially awarded under an exclusive partnership with the Swiss School of Business and Management Geneva (SSBM)  — A unique opportunity to receive a dual certificate from a business school.


Program Overview

  • Learning Objectives
    • Understand why it is helpful for management to have an internal audit function
    • Get to know the objectives of internal auditing are
    • Learn about standards internal auditors follow
    • Comprehend how the role of an internal auditor has evolved
    • Acquire insights into what internal auditors do on a daily basis
    • Understand what the ideal structure of an internal audit department is
    • Get to know what a risk is and how is an internal audit plan is developed
    • Learn how audits are conducted
    • Understand what the follow-up process is and audit observations raised
  • Target Audience
    • Professionals wanting to acquire and demonstrate specialized knowledge in risk management and internal audit 
    • Professionals wanting to increase their value through a better understanding of practical internal audit methods
    • Professionals wanting to build a comprehensive knowledge in risk management and internal audit 
    • Career starters and students wanting to get an edge in risk management, internal audit, and governance overall
  • Requirements

    For participating in this Certificate Program, you will need an electronic device with online video-viewing capabilities (e.g., smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop computer, etc.). You will need no previous knowledge in internal audit, compliance, or anti-financial crime, although this is helpful. A background in business, legal, or finance might also be beneficial but is not required.

  • Teaching Method

    This course is presented entirely online. Modules can be completed in your own time and at your own pace. This interactive, supportive teaching model is designed for busy professionals and results in unprecedented certification rates for online courses.

  • Certificate

    Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded the "Certificate in Internal Audit" by the Financial Crime Academy and the Swiss School of Business and Management Geneva (SSBM).

Tangible Career Impact

If you are just starting out and want to acquire foundational knowledge, or you have in the industry for years and want to polish your skills, this Certificate Program is for you. Accelerate your compliance and anti-financial crime career with this Certificate Program!

  • Accelerate your internal audit career by acquiring in-demand skills.

  • Increase your knowledge and prepare for risk management and internal audit in a professional environment.

  • Obtain the Certificate to improve your resumé and get access to stellar opportunities.

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Is This Program For You?

Completing this course demonstrates your commitment to continuous professional development and dedication to effectively safeguard organizations against various internal and external risks. The average study time for this course is three to four weeks, but can be completed sooner depending on your pace. The successful completion is awarded the Certificate in Internal Audit issued by Financial Crime Academy and Swiss School of Business and Management Geneva.
Certificate in Internal Audit

What You Will Get From This Course

  • In-Demand Skills

    Gain the relevant knowledge to ensure that you are supporting your firm and progressing your career.

  • Career Credential

    Get a business school certificate with Swiss School of Business and Management Geneva.

  • Flexibility

    Study on-demand and at your own pace, regardless of where you are in the world.

  • Community

    Get access to our exclusive LinkedIn group with 1,000+ like-minded professionals and experts.

  • Course Material

    Download supplementary course material such as the comprehensive course study guide.

  • Quiz Questions

    Test your knowledge with multiple-choice questions and determine which skills you have mastered!

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Omer Yousuf

Experienced Senior Auditor

Omer is an experienced senior auditor with a demonstrated history of working in the finance industry in the MENA region. Omer has worked for several of the "Big 4" accounting firms on matters of internal audit, external audit, corporate investigations, and others. He also holds a degree from Oxford Brooks University and is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Usman Zuberi

Senior Compliance Expert

Usman is an experienced compliance and risk management professional. In the past, he worked on projects related to regulatory compliance, risk management, finance, and internal audit. Usman specializes, in particular, in regulatory compliance, risk management, internal audit, policies and procedures, and SOP development.

Florian Haufe

Senior Compliance/AFC Expert

Florian is a compliance and anti-financial crime expert. He works internationally as a management consultant and advises clients cross-industry in highly critical situations. Florian was an inhouse compliance officer in the past.