Course Description

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 organization'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 significant fines for regulatory non-compliance.

Course Structure

For your best learning results, this course follows educational design best practices for professional and continuous education. Therefore, this online course is structured into the following modules, which you can watch in any order and complete at your own pace:

Module 1: Internal Audit Fundamentals

Module 2: The Internal Audit Function

Module 3: Internal Audit Risk Identification and Evaluation

Module 4: Creating the Audit Plan

Module 5: Executing the Audit Process

Module 6: Tracking of Findings and Ongoing Reporting

At the end of each module, you will find a module summary and a multiple-choice quiz for you to self-test your newly acquired knowledge. The quiz is meant to reiterate some essential terms and concepts that are being discussed in the course modules.

Training Benefits

With this online training in Internal Audit, you will acquire the skills you need to progress your career and perform successful internal audits. If you already have experience in the audit profession, this online training 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 online training 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.

Certificate in Internal Audit

This online training is awarded under an exclusive partnership with the Swiss School of Business and Management Geneva (SSBM). 

SSBM Geneva's strategic focus is based on educational excellence to provide and offer values that define “Swiss Quality Education”.

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

An immersive Learning Experience

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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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Tangible Career Impact

If you have been in the industry for years and want to polish your skills, or if you are just starting out and want to acquire comprehensive knowledge, this online training is for you. Accelerate your corporate risk management, compliance, and anti-financial crime career by acquiring in-demand skills with this on-demand training!

  • Accelerate your career by acquiring in-demand skills with this on-demand training.

  • Increase your knowledge and learn to effectively mitigate risks in a corporate environment.

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

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Is This Program For You?

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Learn from seasoned Industry Experts

This Training is steered by the FCA Advisory Board to ensure Educational Quality and Practical Relevance for Program Participants — See who is on the Board:

Salih Ahmed Islam, CIA

Group Internal Auditor, Group Rocher

Salih is a seasoned internal auditor and experienced fraud examiner with over 20+ years of professional experience. He has a wide range of industry experience including textile, iron and steel, petroleum, construction, FMCG, and retail industry. Salih has extensive experience in fields such as internal audit, risk management, internal controls, business process improvement, and organizational analysis.

Mario Silic, PhD, MBA

Academic Director, SSBM Geneva

Mario has over 20 years of professional experience in various senior management positions, working for several international corporations. Mario holds an MBA and obtained his Ph.D. at the University of St. Gallen. His research motivation focuses on the fields of information security, open-source software, and mobile. He is currently the Academic Director at the Swiss School of Business and Management Geneva (SSBM) and Postdoc at the University of St. Gallen.

Ahsan Habib, MBA, CAMS

Senior Analyst, Scotiabank

Ahsan is an experienced Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorist Financing (CTF) expert. Currently, Ahsan is responsible for matters of operational AML compliance and governance, working for a Canadian multinational banking and financial services company. He also holds an MBA degree and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

Omer Yousuf, ACCA, CAF

Audit Specialist, EY

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.

Anna Opanasenko

Academy Manager, YouControl

Anna has 10+ years of experience in communications and is a specialist at YouControl Academy — which has already educated more than 12,000 people around the world and is a cooperation partner of the Financial Crime Academy. Previously, Anna has worked in the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice, educating people on the importance of establishing democratic values in Ukraine.

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.

William Adams

Researcher, Countering Wildlife Trafficking Institute

William is a seasoned researcher at the Countering Wildlife Trafficking Institute, where he works to find solutions surrounding the global poaching crisis. William is highly skilled in analysis, feature engineering, and machine learning, which he leverages to analyze anti-poaching/wildlife trafficking and the convergence with transnational crime and global terror.

Christiaan Vorster, CAMS

AFC Consultant, AlixPartners

Christiaan is a jurist, compliance counsel and anti-financial crime specialist. Christiaan is uniquely experienced in international banking and in the dynamic global FinTech space across multiples jurisdictions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I enroll in the course?

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  • How can I pay for the course?

    You can pay with a variety of different credit cards. The supported card brands include Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover & Diners, China UnionPay (CUP), and Japan Credit Bureau (JCB).

  • Are there any homework assignments?

    There are no formally required homework assignments, although it is recommended that you repeat relevant study materials at your own pace.

  • Do I have to take an exam or a test?

    You don't have to take an exam or test as part of this online training. You are, however, required to complete several multiple-choice questions as part of the course. The number of attempts is unlimited.

  • When will I get my Certificate? Does it expire?

    You will get your official Certificate after you have completed all lessons of this course. The Certificate does not expire.

  • Who can attend? Are there prerequisites?

    Prerequisites are rare and are identified in the syllabus for each course. Most courses start with the “Essentials” and work up to just the right depth for staff at all levels to apply to your specific programs and systems.

  • Is the course appropriate for my country/region?

    The course is written and presented by subject matter experts working around the world. It pulls examples from many countries and is globally appropriate.

  • Is the course appropriate for my industry?

    Yes, the lessons and examples are relevant to any industry.

  • What is your return/refund policy?

    We offer a 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee on all our training programs. Terms apply: financialcrimeacademy.org/pages/terms

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We are committed to delivering applicable educational programs to improve the knowledge, skills, and careers of professionals working in corporate risk management, compliance, and anti-financial crime. If you feel that an educational product you purchased did not live up to your expectations, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee for 30 days according to our Terms of Service! Just contact our customer support via live chat or email.

Choose the option that is right for you

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    • Knowledge Checks
    • Lifetime Access
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    • Community
    • Certificate


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  • Basic

    • Video Course
    • Knowledge Checks
    • Lifetime Access
    • Study Guide
    • Audio Book
    • Community
    • Certificate


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    • Video Course
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    • Audio Book
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On a Final Note

At Financial Crime Academy, we believe that education is the key to solving every challenge in the world. This is true especially for corporate risk management, compliance, and anti-financial crime. We are dedicated to delivering applicable educational programs to improve the knowledge, skills, and careers of professionals working in relevant functions. Altogether, I am certain that we can make a difference – Fighting financial crime with online education.