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Transforming Internal Audit to Deliver Greater Value & Timely Risk Insights
Almost a year has passed since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. Yet the unprecedented disruptions it has brought stays with us as the pandemic continues on a slow burn. While companies adapt to changing business models, internal audit is dealing with the changes brought to its own role. It has revealed the need for internal audit to rethink the way it works to continually assure that organisational processes are recalibrated and working effectively to manage the shifting risk landscape. Are you still performing audits for today’s landscape in the same way as in years past?    

How to keep pace with the speed of changes in the business and anticipate emerging risks? 
How relevant and flexible is your current audit approach in identifying audit priorities? 
How to leverage technologies and data to deliver greater insights? 

Elevate Performance & Navigate Change with New Techniques, Tools and Technologies
Join this practical 3-day virtual event packed with case studies, best practices and the latest trends to enhance the performance of IA to manoeuvre the post-COVID 19 business and risk landscape. Identify emerging audit priorities and ways to provide greater value and assurance to the organisation. Explore fresh approaches to IA such as Risk-based and Agile to reinvent teams. Prepare and transform IA for the digital age by leveraging on data analytics and emerging technologies to identify deficiencies and boost efficiency. Discover innovative ways to mitigate the latest fraud behaviours and how best to audit cybersecurity and emerging technologies.  

Programme Highlights

  •  Trends & Regulatory Updates    Acquire a mapping of the latest risks, opportunities and challenges for audit in 2021
     IA Transformation    Rethinking the design and capabilities of the IA function to effectively adapt to new risk environments 
     Risk-based Internal Audit  Evaluate risk register and assurance requirements to draw up risk-based audit plans 
     Cybersecurity Audit   Design a comprehensive cybersecurity audit plan with minimal technical knowledge 
     Fraud Mitigation   Deterring, detecting and responding to integrity threats 
     Agile Audit   Identify control gaps in real-time with shorter and targeted audit cycles 
     Emerging Technologies Audit   Review the risks of digitalisation and assess effectiveness of controls in place 
     Data Analytics   Leverage analytics tools with quality data to extract actionable insights 
     Value-Adding IA Function   Align practice of internal audit with strategic objectives of the organisation and expectations of stakeholders

Benefits of Attending

  • Hear critical regulatory updates and best practices on cross-jurisdictional compliance 
  • Discover how to build a dynamic risk assessment to effectively quantify risks 
  • Evaluate corporate risk maturity and link emerging and current risks to individual audit assignments 
  • Understand how to conduct a cyber risk assessment based on probability and impact 
  • Grasp evidence gathering and interview techniques for effective fraud investigation 
  • Unpack the agile methodology and how to implement it successfully in audit 
  • Identify risk exposures in RPA, AI and Cloud usage in key processes and how to mitigate them  
  • Examine areas of the audit lifecycle suitable for applying and growing analytics abilities  
  • Find out how industry peers tackle talent retention and build up capabilities in their team  
  • Demonstrate the value of IA with concise and high-impact reporting even with limited resources 

A Fully Immersive 3-Day Virtual Conference Experience  

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 Hear LIVE presentationon leading case studies and common challenges  Participate in virtual networking sessions with like-minded professionals  Engage in LIVE Q&A and chats during sessions with speakers and peers  Gain access to full
conference materials


Stephen Ching

Senior Vice President, Head, Internal Audit,

Singapore Technologies Engineering

Vladimir Chugunov

Head of Internal Audit,

Study Group

Past Delegate Testimonials

Conference is very insightful with diverse topicsVery useful for Internal Auditors to stay relevant.

Up-to-date market information of auditing and lots of high-quality presentations.

The true candid discussions by all presentations made the conference a much enjoyable, beneficial and knowledge sharing experience.

Who Should Attend

Mid to Senior level executives responsible for Internal Audit, Risk Management, Governance, Compliance 



  • Day 01

    08.50 Log-in Time

    Time stated in local Singapore time (GMT+8)

  • 09.00 Conference Chair’s Welcome & Ice Breaking Session
  • 09.15 Trends & Regulatory Updates

    2021 and Beyond: Future of Internal Audit Landscape

    • Post COVID-19 risks outlook: a preliminary mapping and its implications on businesses 
    • Emerging audit priorities, opportunities and challenges for the internal audit function 
    • Critical local and regional regulatory updates and best practices on ensuring cross-jurisdictional compliance 
    • Looking ahead: what should IA practitioners look out for and how to prepare for the future 
  • 10.15 Morning Break
  • 10.30 IA Transformation

    Next-Generation Internal Audit: Key Drivers for Successful Transformation into an Effective IA Function

    • Developing a clear vision for IA’s evolving role and a culture of innovation to reinvent IA for the digital age 
    • How to build a dynamic risk assessment to effectively quantify risk in a rapidly changing environment 
    • Proactive continuous monitoring approach to identify issues that require attention in real-time 
    • Key considerations in adopting new technologies to assist in audit: DA, RPA, AI and more 
    • Effective talent acquisition and retention strategies to achieve diverse skillsets and long-term resource development 

    Stephen Ching, Senior Vice President, Head, Internal Audit, Singapore Technologies Engineering 

  • 11.30 Morning Break
  • 11.45 Risk-based Internal Audit

    Audit Strategy on Providing Assurance on its Risk Management Processes

    • Introduction to RBIA and reasons & organisational requirements for shifting to RBIA 
    • Obtaining overview of and assessing corporate risk maturity to determine audit strategy 
    • Evaluating risk register and assurance requirements from management and audit committee 
    • How to prioritise and link risks to individual audit assignments to draw up their audit plan 
    • Assessing actual risk maturity of business units and observing monitoring controls 
    • Producing reports that inform on the effectiveness of risk management processes 
  • 12.45 Conference Chair’s Insights & Analysis of the Day’s Proceedings
  • 13.00 End of Day One
  • Day 02

    08.50 Log-in Time

    Time stated in local Singapore time (GMT+8)

  • 09.00 Conference Chair’s Welcome
  • 09.15 Cybersecurity Audit

    Strengthening Cyber Resilience: Cybersecurity Audit Approach

    • Latest trends in the cybercrime landscape and key regional regulatory updates 
    • How to design a comprehensive cybersecurity audit plan with minimal technical knowledge  
    • Conducting a cybersecurity risk assessment to measure risk levels based on probability and impact 
    • Evaluating internal control deficiencies by testing and providing recommendations for improvement 
    • Key components of a good response & recovery plan in the event of a cyber incident 
  • 10.15 Morning Break
  • 10.30 Fraud Mitigation

    Proactive Approach towards Innovative Fraud Management

    • Latest trends in fraud tactics and the role of IA in deterring, detecting and responding to integrity threats 
    • Understanding indicators of misconduct and how to conduct a robust fraud risk assessment  
    • Prevention first: designing effective controls to decrease motive, restrict opportunities and limit ability for fraud 
    • How to identify red flags and irregularities using data analytics 
    • Efficient evidence gathering and interview techniques for investigating potential fraud 
    • Case studies sharing across various industries 

    Vladimir Chugunov, Head of Internal Audit, Study Group 

  • 11.30 Morning Break
  • 11.45 Agile Audit

    How to Adopt Agile to Elevate IA Performance in a Fast-Changing World

    • Unpacking the agile methodology and how it differs with the traditional waterfall model 
    • Agile audit approach: quality outcomes of a flexible and continuous audit framework 
    • Audit planning, fieldwork and reporting: how to target and prioritise desired improvements within shorter audit cycles 
    • Key considerations of implementing agile and how to stay compliant to IA Standards 
    • How to equip audit team to be capable of executing agile auditing to deliver real time insights 
  • 12.45 Conference Chair’s Insights & Analysis of the Day’s Proceedings
  • 13.00 End of Day Two
  • Day 03

    08.50 Log-in Time

    Time stated in local Singapore time (GMT+8)

  • 09.00 Conference Chair’s Welcome
  • 09.15 Emerging Technologies Audit

    Coping with the Digitalisation of Key Business Processes and Managing Specific Technological Risks

    • Understanding vulnerabilities of technological advances in the business – (e.g. Cloud, IoT, RPA, AI, Blockchain) 
    • Matching appropriate internal controls to identified risks of utilising such technologies 
    • How to assess the effectiveness of technical, procedural and application controls 
    • Ensuring auditing rights to operational resilience and compliance efforts of third parties 
    • Key considerations when choosing in-source, co-source and out-source models of audit delivery
  • 10.15 Morning Break
  • 10.30 Data Analytics

    How to Harness Data Analytics to Boost Scope and Efficacy of Audits

    • Common difficulties faced in data extraction and how to overcome them 
    • Measures for ensuring quality, reliability and integrity of available data to draw insightful conclusions 
    • How to identify areas of the audit lifecycle suitable for applying analytics  
    • Key considerations when selecting data analytics tools for various audit stages 
    • Examining the data analytics maturity continuum and what they can do for internal audit 
  • 11.30 Morning Break
  • 11.45 Value-Adding IA Function

    Enhancing the Value of Internal Audit in Becoming a Strategic Business Partner

    • Management Vs Audit Committee: Striking a balance between traditional assurance and evolving advisory roles 
    • How can IA align itself with the strategic objectives of the organisation to provide greater value  
    • How to address increasing stakeholder expectations and service requests amid resource constraints 
    • How to demonstrate the value of IA with concise and high-impact reporting 
    • Maintaining independence when it comes to reporting control deficiencies of top management 
  • 12.45 Conference Chair’s Insights & Analysis of the Day’s Proceedings
  • 13.00 Close of Conference