FOR: PRACTITIONERS, MANAGERS / LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE
Root cause analysis enhances audit effectiveness, strengthens audit observations reported, and facilitates deeper discussions with management on any identified issues. Root cause analysis uncovers things that happened, identifies why they happened, and determines what changes need to be made to address similar situations in the future. These recommended changes should be adapted to environment, resources, and staff that will carry out the recommendations.
This course provides some of the key root cause analysis tools and techniques that can be utilized in the planning, fieldwork, and reporting phase of an internal audit. These tools can be used apart from or in conjunction with existing audit methodologies, tools, and techniques.
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