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Internal Audit

Day 3Thursday, November 26th






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This year, the Internal Audit stream is all about partnering for success with key stakeholders. The stream will focus on innovation and information sharing of best practices that will address new and emerging issues, in order that participants may remain relevant a value-added partner in their organization.  

The learning objectives of this stream are to offer participants:

  • the ability to provide leadership and representation in the internal audit community on emerging issues within the federal government's risk universe;
  • new tools and ideas to assess the effectiveness and adequacy of risk management, controls, and governance processes within their organization; and,
  • the means to build internal audit competencies and keep up with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) education requirements through continuing professional development.

Internal Audit En

10:45 - 12:00

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 Rooms 206 & 208

Dean Shivji, Senior Advisor, Professional Practices, Coordination & Special Examinations, Internal Audit Services Branch, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
François-Michel Brière, B.Eng., CISSP, CISA, Senior IM/IT Auditor, ESDC
Sarah Lyons, Principal and Chief Operating Officer, A Hundred Answers (AHA)
Hassan Qureshi, Principal, A Hundred Answers (AHA)

Come join members of ESDC's Internal Audit group as they share best practices in leveraging their department's business architecture and TeamRisk to improve the risk-based audit plan. Take back their lessons learned as well as examples of their tools and solutions to improve your organization's processes. Their derived audit universe was:

  • better received by the departmental audit committee;
  • had greater buy-in from the department's executive management; and
  • demonstrated a more holistic view of the audit universe and the risk environment.

Language of presentation: English
Simultaneous interpretation available.

13:30 - 14:30

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 Rooms 206 & 208

Bowes CrepeauSpeakers:
Dean Bowes, CPA, IFA, CFF, CISA, CIA, CCE, Senior Manager, Financial Advisory Group, Deloitte LLP
Guy Crepeau, CPA, CA, IFA, CFE, CFF, Senior Manager, Financial Advisory Group, Deloitte LLP

All organizations are subject to fraud risk. It's not uncommon to find diverse teams of internal auditors, enterprise risk management specialists, compliance officers, internal control specialists, fraud investigators, and other risk and control professionals working together to help their organizations manage risk. Each of these specialties has a unique perspective and specific skills that can be invaluable to the organizations they serve, however, there is no "one size fits all" approach. This session explores the Internal Audit function's role in fraud risk management, recent changes to regulations that have increased management's responsibility for fraud, and concrete steps, resources and innovative best practices that Internal Audit functions can adopt in their role to manage these risks.

Language of presentation: English
Simultaneous interpretation available.

15:00 - 16:00

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 Rooms 206 & 208
Speakers:Szelestowski Choquette

Craig Szelestowski, President, Lean Agility Inc.
Paul Choquette, Senior Consultant, Lean Agility Inc.

Lean thinking has transformed many processes in government - reducing waiting times, reducing errors and rework, while engaging staff.

Craig Szelestowski and Paul Choquette of Lean Agility Inc. will provide an overview of Lean Government so that Internal Auditors can begin to look at processes through the Lean "lens". They will also provide examples of how Internal Audit can deliver more value, quicker, and using Lean principles. 

Language of presentation: English
Simultaneous interpretation available.

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