Competency skills - Internal Controls
|CPD Hours:||Attendance at this seminar will secure 6.5 hour/s verifiable CPD points including other professional bodies (SAICA, SAIBA, ACCA, IACSA, IRBA & etc)|
An engaged learning platform is provided which will have delegates participating on an interactive level with each other and the facilitator. A safe learning environment is created whereby delegates will be introduced to useful interactivity tools such as tests, polls, breakouts and both audio and visual engagement activities. These tools will support the delivery of theory and understanding of the necessary principles of the course on a practical level. On registration, all relevant course material and information will be made available online. This course is designed for delegates who has prior university knowledge on auditing concepts surrounding internal controls. The purpose of the course is to enable delegates to apply and extend this embedded knowledge to successfully demonstrate acceptable performance in all the competencies as defined below. Formative and summative layouts are used to test and analyse the delegates comprehension of knowledge. The delegates will be required to actively participate in formative learning in the form of case studies, discussions and performance tasks. The performance tasks will require the delegates to create or take an action related to a problem surrounding internal controls. An electronic summative evaluation is conducted upon the conclusion of the course in a highly controlled environment. The required skills will be practiced and evaluated by means of in-class examples and group discussions as well as a post-course evaluation (to be done in class). Some key focus areas of this course include the identification of key and support business processes, identification and documentation of internal controls, assessment of internal controls within a cloud based procurement environment, evaluation of COSO and COBIT principles, amongst others. All case studies are based on relevance and simulates the key issues and frame works used in an internal audit environment.
After attending this course, delegates will have gained a basic understanding on the competencies mentioned below, and must be able to apply the concepts and techniques in simple, uncomplicated situations or environments. The following competency skills will be assessed: 2016: SAICA Training Programme – Prescribed competencies (Residual Skills) Task nr Task to be performed RM(R) 2.1 Identifies the entity’s key business processes, including the procurement processes, and identifies general and application controls, both manual and IT, within these business processes RM(R) 3.1 Evaluates the design adequacy of internal control, including application and general controls within the IT environment in the context of the criteria / recognised framework
This course consists of three parts: On scheduled course date: 1: Presentation of theory relating to the competency at hand – including demonstration of related techniques and principles via examples and case studies 2: Online assessment completed via our new online platform – www.myskillsportal.co.za. 3: Post-course integrated assignment (prepared on Excel and submitted electronically within 6 weeks after attending the training) The presentation is available in two formats: Option 1: A “live on-line presentation” – using our virtual training platform. No recording available after the session is completed. Option 2: Online e-learning modules (Pre-recorded online modules with the ability re-watch sessions)
SAICA Trainees who require basic practical experience in identifying and documenting internal controls and who are required to be competent in Internal Control competency skills. Other staff members within the organisation who need a basic understanding and practical exposure on the internal control environment will find this course beneficial.
Delegates must have the following available on the course day: o Own computers (PC or laptop) with Excel loaded onto the machine o Proper internet connection (Wi-Fi or 3G) with sufficient data for the day Minimum connection speed required (use online page to test eg: https://www.speedtest.net/) • Upload speed: at least 3 Mbps • Download speed: at least 5 Mbps o Please note: We will be watching short YOUTUBE videos during the session to enhance the learning experience - therefore it is advised that you obtain permission from your IT department to gain access for the day. o USB headset (microphone, speakers) for each delegate is optional - however if an open office is used this is requirement o Webcam (external or built-in) for each delegate is not required as we do not use video functionality For the engagement activities and online tools, other devices such as the iPad and iPhone are not recommended. Please ensure that you are logged in 30 minutes prior to the start of the session in order to download relevant material and sort out any technical challenges that you might have with the aid of your IT department.