Performing a corporate-wide risk assessment can seem like a daunting task for an organization. In reality, it can be done using a template and brainstorming with internal auditors, certified fraud examiners, and business unit leaders throughout your organization. Understanding your company’s risk environment is key to having an effective internal audit organization, it helps to have significant experience in internal auditing and a mind for coming up with “what could go wrong” in any control environment. The corporate-wide risk assessment can be performed to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of any organization with a diligent template and process for performing the assessment. This webinar will equip you with a methodology that has been utilized in a robust internal audit department for a billion-dollar revenue corporation.
With an increased awareness of the effectiveness of internal audit organizations and the ongoing cost to organizations, an entity-wide risk assessment is imperative to all organizations to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of an audit organization. Performing a corporate-wide risk assessment is manageable, and can provide internal audit and its organization a roadmap for the upcoming audit year and also provide peace of mind for having gone through the process. The methodology has been utilized successfully in billion-dollar industries, it is completed on an annual basis using templates that provide the mechanism for documenting the results of numerous meetings with Company Executives, and all levels of Management conducted during the risk assessment process.
Marna Steuart has been in the audit industry for over twenty years. Ms. Steuart began her career with a Big Four firm as an external auditor, then as an internal auditor in several different capacities within several different industries. She obtained her Certified Fraud Examiner license in 2007 and was the main fraud investigator for five years at a large utility company. She was responsible for performing and updating the fraud risk assessment on an annual basis and conducting over fifty internal fraud investigations during her time at this organization.