2020 Internal Audit Webinar Series

About BDO’s Internal Audit Webinar Series

BDO’s 2020 Internal Audit Webinar Series is designed to educate those in the internal audit function, risk officers and CFOs at public and private companies alike. Our fourth annual series will be produced and delivered by qualified professionals in BDO’s Risk Advisory Services practice. One (1) hour of CPE may be earned for each of the five events. Please note: each course is complimentary, but registration is required.

Our 2020 Series will cover a variety of topics of including: enterprise risk management; evaluating compliance and anti-fraud programs; emotional intelligence skills for audit management; Cybersecurity’s impact on SOX compliance; and an update on The Three Lines of Defense position paper expected to be delivered by the IIA in 2020. We hope you will join us for this series.
2020 Internal Audit Webinar Series

Cybersecurity’s Impact on SOX Compliance

September 22, 2020
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET
Speakers: Jamey Loupe and Greg Schu

Cybersecurity impacts financial statements and financial audits, but what are external auditors specifically reviewing when they’re performing Cybersecurity due diligence for Sarbanes Oxley compliance? In this session, our team will discuss how Internal Audit can stay ahead of what will be reviewed and how to address the Cybersecurity components/requirements of Sarbanes Oxley.

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize key Cybersecurity risks related to financial reporting
  • Identify PCAOB data breach and disclosure obligations
  • Identify key controls to address external auditor requirements for cybersecurity
2020 Internal Audit Webinar Series

Update to The Three Lines Model for Effective Risk Management and Control

December 1, 2020
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET
Speakers: Brian Kirkpatrick and Justin Gwin

For more than 20 years, organizations around the world have turned to the "Three Lines of Defense" model to navigate ever-evolving business challenges toward achieving and sustaining success. A widely-used concept designating essential roles and duties, the Three Lines Model has come to serve a broader range of industries concerned with a myriad of issues surrounding governance and risk management. An updated position paper was released recently by the Institute of Internal Auditors, and this session will take a deeper dive into the new Three Lines Model..

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss how the Three Lines Model may be adaptable and tailored to organizations of all sizes and sectors;
  • Identify changes in the First, Second and Third lines -- Operational management, Risk management and compliance functions, and Internal Audit, respectively.
  • Assess how an organization's governing body and senior management may coordinate The Three Lines Model  for enterprise-wide independence and objectivity.

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2020 Internal Audit Webinar Series

Audit Management Skills: Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Its Impact on Internal Audit

June 23, 2020
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET
Speakers: Janet Smith and Rob Pennington, Ph.D.

Internal Auditors may be focused on risks, processes and controls, but at the end of the day, we audit people. It’s easy to understand the technical skills required for   internal auditors, but what about the soft skills that can make us more successful?  Strong auditors must be able to deal with all kinds of people, which requires high Emotional Intelligence (EQ). People with strong EQ tend to get along with others naturally, respond carefully even in the face of challenge, and truly connect with people. It’s not possible to become a trusted advisor without first developing high EQ. 

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize the main pillars of EQ
  • Identify personal strategies for developing self-awareness, self- management, social awareness and relationship management
  • Discuss how to apply EQ in interviews, meetings with management, audit reports and team dynamics. 
  • Recognize the tools, techniques and benefits of building a team of internal auditors with high EQ. 
2020 Internal Audit Webinar Series

Evaluating Compliance and Anti-Fraud Programs – A Case Study with BDO’s Forensics practice

April 28, 2020
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET
Speakers: Brad Knight and Paul Greenspan

Internal Auditors must evaluate the potential for occurrence of fraud and how their organization manages these risks. In this session, BDO’s Risk Advisory Services practice partners with our Forensic Investigation team to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on evaluations, as well as how internal auditors can identify key fraud and compliance risks and effectively assess the organization’s anti-fraud and compliance programs.

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Identify laws and regulations giving rise to risk within their organizations
  • Effectively team with compliance functions within their organizations to assess compliance and anti-fraud programs
  • Conduct insightful conversations with management regarding risks of non-compliance
2020 Internal Audit Webinar Series

Integration of Enterprise Risk Management with Internal Audit

February 25, 2020

With the growing use of ERM in organizations across all industries, Internal Audit Departments should continue to define their role in the ERM process.  Depending on the maturity of the organization’s ERM process, Internal Audit can function in either a consulting or assurance role.  Either way, Internal Audit can be a valued partner for senior management and the board of directors when it comes to an organization’s enterprise risk management program.



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Vicky Gregorcyk
National Leader, Risk Advisory Services
713-407-3955 l vgregorcyk@bdo.com 


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