Course Detail(E104 : Auditing Ethics: Examining Clues, Solving Cases and Creating Action -- the Sherlock Holmes Way!)

E104 : Auditing Ethics: Examining Clues, Solving Cases and Creating Action -- the Sherlock Holmes Way!

3.50 CPE Hours (Category 2)
Classroom

Programme Objective

This half-day training will create an inquisitive state of mind in both Internal and External Auditors, encouraging in-depth analysis of control issues, deficiencies and going beyond symptoms to find causes, solving problems and writing to initiate action and to rectify them. Ethical issues will be discussed.
 
There will be examples used to illustrate how these are applied in practice.

Programme Outline

  • Overview of the audit process – How should an audit be performed?

  • Ethical Matters in finding issues – Objectivity, Neutrality and Impartiality

  • What are the issues? Areas of Control Inadequacies? Ineffective Ways of carrying out Tasks? Non-Compliance?

  • Looking for Clues – Tell Tale Signs?

  • Practical tools to solve problems in areas of deficiencies

  • Drafting the Audit Observations

  • Understanding Management Expectations

  • Collaborate to Create Action – Getting the Buy-In from Management!

  • Case studies


Training Methodology

Lecture style, with case studies


Closing Date for Registration

1 week before programme or until full enrolment

Intended For

An Intermediate level programme, intended for auditors (Internal and External) who have to analyse their findings to draft recommendations and face potential ethical issues; also for reviewers of such reports to enhance their effectiveness and increasing the likelihood for a prompt remedial action from management.

Competency Mapping

Category 2 = 3.50 Hours

Schedule & Fees

Date & Time

07 Sep 2022 (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 205.44
For Non-Members: $ 245.03

Programme Facilitator(s)

Chris Ong

Venue

60 Cecil Street
ISCA House
Singapore 049709

Date & Time

08 Dec 2022 (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 205.44
For Non-Members: $ 245.03

Programme Facilitator(s)

Chris Ong

Venue

60 Cecil Street
ISCA House
Singapore 049709

Testimonial

Funding

No funding Available!

Programme Facilitator(s)


Chris Ong
FCA (UK), CA (S’pore), CIA, MBA, BSc(Hons), MSID

Chris Ong  is currently a Principal Management Consultant.  Chris has over 30 years professional as well as commercial experience. He started with external auditing in the manufacturing and financial services sectors with an international accounting firm in London. Upon qualifying as a chartered accountant, Chris returned to Singapore and worked in international tax planning and compliance with an oil and gas conglomerate. Chris went on to head major internal audit divisions in diverse industries including media and entertainment; real estate and hospitality; banking and financial services, supply chain management, shipping and natural resources. Chris was the managing partner for enterprise risk services at a big four firm in Beijing and chaired the risk management committee for Northern China for three years. Due to the international exposure, Chris has benefitted and gained good experience in governance, risk and compliance fields. Over the years, Chris has advised a number of companies in China, Indonesia, Singapore, and the UK.

Academically, Chris has a B.Sc (honours) in Accounting and Information Technology from Leeds University and an MBA from the University of Dubuque. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (England & Wales); Chartered Accountant (Singapore); and a Certified Internal Auditor. He has been invited to speak at regional forums and conferences. Chris has been interviewed by leading publications in Singapore and China. Chris is passionate about sharing his experiences in both speaking and training and hopes very much to contribute to the community and help coach the future professional leaders.
 

Programme Objective

This half-day training will create an inquisitive state of mind in both Internal and External Auditors, encouraging in-depth analysis of control issues, deficiencies and going beyond symptoms to find causes, solving problems and writing to initiate action and to rectify them. Ethical issues will be discussed.
 
There will be examples used to illustrate how these are applied in practice.

Programme Outline

  • Overview of the audit process – How should an audit be performed?

  • Ethical Matters in finding issues – Objectivity, Neutrality and Impartiality

  • What are the issues? Areas of Control Inadequacies? Ineffective Ways of carrying out Tasks? Non-Compliance?

  • Looking for Clues – Tell Tale Signs?

  • Practical tools to solve problems in areas of deficiencies

  • Drafting the Audit Observations

  • Understanding Management Expectations

  • Collaborate to Create Action – Getting the Buy-In from Management!

  • Case studies


Training Methodology

Lecture style, with case studies


Closing Date for Registration

1 week before programme or until full enrolment

Intended For

An Intermediate level programme, intended for auditors (Internal and External) who have to analyse their findings to draft recommendations and face potential ethical issues; also for reviewers of such reports to enhance their effectiveness and increasing the likelihood for a prompt remedial action from management.

Competency Mapping

Category 2 = 3.50 Hours

Programme Facilitator(s)

Chris Ong
FCA (UK), CA (S’pore), CIA, MBA, BSc(Hons), MSID

Chris Ong  is currently a Principal Management Consultant.  Chris has over 30 years professional as well as commercial experience. He started with external auditing in the manufacturing and financial services sectors with an international accounting firm in London. Upon qualifying as a chartered accountant, Chris returned to Singapore and worked in international tax planning and compliance with an oil and gas conglomerate. Chris went on to head major internal audit divisions in diverse industries including media and entertainment; real estate and hospitality; banking and financial services, supply chain management, shipping and natural resources. Chris was the managing partner for enterprise risk services at a big four firm in Beijing and chaired the risk management committee for Northern China for three years. Due to the international exposure, Chris has benefitted and gained good experience in governance, risk and compliance fields. Over the years, Chris has advised a number of companies in China, Indonesia, Singapore, and the UK.

Academically, Chris has a B.Sc (honours) in Accounting and Information Technology from Leeds University and an MBA from the University of Dubuque. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (England & Wales); Chartered Accountant (Singapore); and a Certified Internal Auditor. He has been invited to speak at regional forums and conferences. Chris has been interviewed by leading publications in Singapore and China. Chris is passionate about sharing his experiences in both speaking and training and hopes very much to contribute to the community and help coach the future professional leaders.
 


Upcoming Schedule

Date & Time

07 Sep 2022 (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 205.44
For Non-Members: $ 245.03

Programme Facilitator(s)

Chris Ong

Venue

60 Cecil Street
ISCA House
Singapore 049709