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Reimagining the Internal Audit function post-COVID-19 and beyond

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Audit committees and senior executives now expect internal audit teams to re-examine their operating practices and adapt to these new challenges. Internal audit leaders must rethink their role to grasp opportunities to support their organisations plan for future crises and mitigate new and challenging future risks.

In this webinar, and panel discussion with the IIA, internal audit experts and leaders will share their thoughts and perspectives on the future, and aim to answer:

  • What is the audit profession learning from becoming more agile?
  • Has internal audit’s role changed in terms of frequency, materiality and impact?
  • How are internal auditors developing key relationships? Has COVID-19 strengthened relationships with senior management and the audit committee?
  • How will all of this impact the internal audit profession going forward?
  • Digitalisation and automation: Are these now a necessity?

Tom Ryan, Senior Solutions Consultant at Galvanize

Tom Ryan has been helping internal audit teams evaluate their maturity and information technology needs for 7 years. He has enabled many internal audit teams to take advantage of digital technology and has worked with internal audit teams of all sizes located around the world. At Galvanize Tom is responsible for engaging and advising internal audit teams through a mixture of consultations and workshops.

Ian Wallace, Managing Director at AuditOne

Ian has worked in the internal audit profession since 1982. His early career was spent in the NHS where he created one of the first internal audit consortia. This was followed by 13 years with a top 10 firm as engagement director/partner for a wide range of public sector bodies. Ian re-joined the NHS in 2016 to merge three large internal audit teams in the North East of England to form AuditOne. Ian is also a governor of York St John University, where he is a member of the audit committee.

Maxine Grainger, Group Head of Audit & Risk | Sofology Head of Compliance Assurance

Within UK and International Plc and Ltd. organisations I have more than fifteen years experience within the IA and risk environment, auditing a variety of operational and system based activities, such as Financial, Regulatory, Corporate Governance, Fraud and Corruption, through the use of professional risk and auditing principles, with a further eight years within Compliance and Executive roles. I am also a member of the IIA North West Audit Committee.

Liz Sandwith, Chief Professional Practices Adviser at Chartered IIA

Liz Sandwith has a vast background in internal audit for both the public and private sectors having worked at Bupa, Information Commissioner’s Office, Channel 5 as well as a number of local authorities and central government departments. She carries out training globally on behalf of training provider MISTI as well as the Chartered IIA.