Objectives and Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Perform a risk assessment for purchasing operations.
  • Identify and prepare for commonly raised auditor issues.
  • Effectively respond to an internal audit.
  • Influence the audit team using their own language and assessment criteria.

Intended Audience

Intended for all public procurement professionals


The purpose of an internal audit is to determine that an organization’s risk management, governance, and internal control processes are operating effectively. This course will equip students with the necessary skills to assess their organization’s operations and deal with the details of an internal audit.

Course Outline

  • Purpose of internal audits
  • What internal auditors are looking for
  • Definition of “risk” and types of risks in public procurement
  • Definition of “controls”
  • How to do a risk assessment before internal audit comes and create a risk assessment plan
  • Getting internal audit to audit for compliance against your risk assessment plan instead of using their own criteria
  • Responding to an internal audit
  • Implementing recommendations
  • Negotiating the results of an internal audit and driving closure
  • Case study and report out
  • Call to action


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