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Webinar: Getting the most out of risk assurance mapping

Session Overview:

Are there gaps in your assurance framework which could potentially expose your organisation?

Assurance mapping is a tool which enables Internal Auditors to visually present all assurance activities of the organisation, both internal and external, as they apply to the organisation's risks.

For example, the map might depict the top risks such as the most likely strategic risks an organisation faces, or it might set out specific compliance duties that cover director obligations.

A clear benefit is that once complete, any gaps or duplications can be identified and corrected.

This webinar will take you through the assurance mapping process which can be practically applied in all organisations no matter how big or small. 

Areas to be covered:

  • Identifying the essential enterprise risk management elements needed for assurance mapping
  • Identifying which assurance providers can be included and knowing why
  • Knowing how to assess the extent of the assurance coverage for each process and sub-process
  • Identifying various alternatives to consider when assessing potential gaps and / or duplicate coverage areas
  • Strategies for building a practical assurance mapping action plan for Internal Auditors

Tangible Outcomes:

  • Better decision making around risk and assurance
  • Stronger compliance and review processes
  • The freeing up of resources for other use
  • Greater certainty for directors and management

Who should attend:

Chief Audit Executives, Internal Auditors, and others working in relevant risk and compliance roles.

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Cathy Blunt PFIIA CIA

Cathy is a Principal of OCM with over 20 years of internal audit experience. Cathy is responsible for the management and delivery OCM’s internal audit services to clients within the public and private sector within Queensland.

Prior to joining OCM, Cathy was the internal audit manager at Griffith University for over 7 years. Cathy also previously worked in Federal and State Government, at Deloitte and the Bank of Queensland.

Catherine holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters of Business Administration in addition to her qualifications of Certified Practising Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor® and Certified Information Systems Auditor. Cathy is a Fellow of the IIAA and Fellow of CPA Australia.

Cathy was the IIA Australia President from 2011 to 2013, continuing on the Board until May this year. Cathy was the Australian representative on the IIA Global Board until she was appointed as the Chair of the IIA Global Audit Committee and Director-at-Large on the Global Board earlier this year. Cathy was also a member of the IIA Professional Certifications Board.

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM



Duration and CPE
1.00 hours
For more information please contact Nicola Price
+61 2 9267 9155