2021 Internal Audit Webinar Series


About BDO’s Internal Audit Webinar Series

BDO’s 2021 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 fifth 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 2021 Series will cover a variety of topics including: Internal Audit in the Wake of a Crisis, Corporate Social Responsibility: Reporting on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Internal Audit and IT Audit's Role in Digital Transformation, Gen Z Talent Development, and Segregation of Duties. We hope you will join us for this series.
 
2021 Internal Audit Webinar Series

Internal Audit in the Wake of a Crisis

February 23, 2021
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET
Speakers: Brad Knight and Jerome Ryan

The events and crises of 2020 have significantly altered the business landscape and brought new and different risks to organizational and departmental objectives.  Internal auditors are now tasked with helping management navigate crisis while continuing to deliver on their goals of adding value and driving meaningful change.  In this session, we will discuss internal audit’s role in business continuity planning, crisis management, and operational risk management, as well as best practices and techniques for execution and delivery in a socially distanced environment.

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Conduct insight driven conversations with management regarding business continuity and crisis management
  • Identify alternative procedures to enhance audit delivery
  • Discuss best practices for operational risk management
 
 
 
2021 Internal Audit Webinar Series

Corporate Social Responsibility: Reporting on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

April 27, 2021
3:00 to 4:00 PM ET
Speakers: Shanna St. Martin and Alejandro Anievas

The concept of sustainability is not new. However, over the last couple of years we have seen an increase in demand for transparency around organizations’ corporate social responsibility, especially as related to diversity and inclusion efforts. Reporting on ESG is important to many stakeholders including investors, customers, employees and partners. This session will explore ESG practices and associated risks and how all contribute to a company’s full risk profile. 

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Summarize why the topic of reporting on ESG is shaping today's business world 
  • Identify ESG-related risks and opportunities that contribute to a company's full risk profile
  • Conduct insightful conversations with management regarding reporting on ESG-related issues
 
 
 
2021 Internal Audit Webinar Series

Internal Audit and IT Audit's Role in Digital Transformation

June 22, 2021
3:00 to 4:00 PM ET
Speakers: Jamey Loupe, Eskander Yavar and John Kincher

As companies are shifting from manual to systematic, automated processes, there are a myriad of considerations those in the internal audit and IT audit functions should be aware. In this session, we’ll take deeper look at these considerations along with risks and findings identified in IA reports that drive the digitization agenda and outline opportunities for process automation.

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize key risks and findings identified in internal audit and IT audit reports that help drive process automation
  • Identify how utilizing the greater availability of information to conduct audit procedures can provide a higher level of assurance and insights
  • Conduct insightful conversations with management regarding Internal Audit's role in digital transformation
 
 
 
2021 Internal Audit Webinar Series

Gen Z Talent Development: How to Attract, Develop, & Retain Top Professionals

September 28, 2021
3:00 to 4:00 PM ET
Speakers: Janet Smith, Dawn Wiliford and Greg Gratteau

Gen Z’ers, those born between 1997-2012, are making decisions and relating to institutions in a highly analytical and pragmatic way. It’s easy to understand the technical skills required for our internal audit teams, but understanding core characteristics and how best to work with Gen Z can make us more successful. This session will take a deeper dive into general Gen Z values and beliefs about stability, diversity, work-life blend, independence, digital access and more.

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize core characteristics that identify the Gen Z population
  • Discuss how the Gen Z impact is felt in the workplace
  • Conduct conversations around key motivators to get the most out of your Gen Z workforce
  • Identify communication strategies for individuals of different generations, that lead Gen-Z teams
 
 
 
2021 Internal Audit Webinar Series

Back to Basics: Building Blocks to Mitigate Risk and IA's Role in Evaluating Segregation of Duties

November 30, 2021
3:00 to 4:00 PM ET
Speakers: Bill Dawson, Jen McCloskey and Trish Tulenko

Segregation of Duties (SOD) is a fundamental element of internal control. The underlying idea is that no single employee – or group of employees - should be in a position to conceal errors or perpetuate fraud in the normal course of their duties. With changing business processes and an increased reliance on information technology, it is important for internal audit teams to understand SOD and the role they can play in helping companies maintain proper and efficient SOD.

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Define SOD and identify the reasoning for conflicts
  • Identify critical SOD for specific processes
  • Identify SOD considerations by size of company
  • Discuss internal audit's role in evaluating SOD
 
 

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