A compliance audit is a comprehensive assessment of organization’s observance to regulatory guidelines. Compliance government auditors are trained to ensure that employees or individuals comply with relevant compliance rules, laws, regulations, and policies designed to achieve specific organizational goals. Compliance auditors determine whether a process has followed applicable rules or not. If rules are not followed, the auditor determines the causes and recommends corrective actions to prevent future occurrences. For accountability and transparency, statistics show that more improved compliance auditors’ skills are needed to implement the increasing number of established rules and regulatory policies within various government departments including health care, environmental, employment, government grants and programs, insurance, education, pension’s benefits, government tax codes, etc. Government compliance auditing plays important role in helping to alleviate the increasing problems of corrupt practices in governance.
This course is designed to enhance the skills and efficiency of government officials whose jobs are to make sure that employees, contractors and individuals comply with the relevant rules and regulations in government. During this course, participants will have an opportunity to gain important insights into compliance unanticipated difficulty for government compliance auditing.
Course Learning Objectives:
This purpose of this course is to enhance the competencies of the participants to perform their jobs.
The course is delivered in a workshop format and facilitated by seasoned professional instructors with practical experience. The course takes 2 weeks to complete. Key areas of study include the following:
- Overview and expectations of the course
- Understand the basic concepts: the compliance rules, laws, regulations, and policies that all employees can comply
- Fulfillment of organizational mission statements and objectives
- Identify phases of a performance and compliance audits – planning, risk assessment, audit program design, field work, documenting, and audit report writing
- Risks and internal control assessments
- Governmental accounting and reporting
- Identifying top accounting and auditing issues in the governmental statements
- Assessing financial viability
- Analyzing financial statements
- Compliance with federal, state, and local government laws, and nonprofit organizations
- Organization’s published “Standards of Conduct” guide
- Concepts of governmental accounting and reporting
- Understand the characteristics of internal control over compliance
- Role of the compliance officer, compliance committee, governing body,
- Effective compliance communication and reporting
- Analyze the nature of the “Finding” and the determine impacts
- Using Pareto Analysis
- Compliance investigation and corrective action plan
- Role of budgets
- Identifying some of the common frauds found in governmental sector and How to improve your skills to detect and prevent them
- Techniques for conducting an audit
- Gain insights on how to manage the audit process including conducting Effective audit meetings and providing effective audit reports
- Writing effective audit reports
- Preparing government compliance auditing reports
- A brand new computer laptop to take home
- Site visits
At the end of the course, participants should be able to:
- Have a good understanding of the role of government compliance auditing
- Plan and conduct effective compliance government audits
These training workshops will be very interactive. PowerPoint presentations will feature well in the workshops. Participants will spend much of their time on presentations, analyzing case studies, and be doing group work and discussions.
Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for senior and mid-level professionals/civil servants including auditors, public accountants, attorneys, internal auditors, and any individuals who are interested in upgrading their skills in Government Compliance auditing.
Training Locations and Scheduled Dates
New York, USA: Jun 6-17; Oct 17-28; Nov 30-Dec 12;
Washington, DC, USA: Jan 4-15; Feb 1-12, Apr 11-22; Jun 6-17; Jul 4-15; Aug 15-26; Oct 3-14;
Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Jan 4-15; Feb 15-26;
London, United Kingdom: Jan 4-15, Feb 1-12;
Toronto, Canada: Apr 11-22; Jun 13-24; Aug 15-26; Oct 17-28;
Course materials include PowerPoint presentation slides, carefully selected reading materials, exercises, case studies, reading references, and a laptop computer.
The course fee is $5,750 for 2 weeks. The course fee covers the following: instruction, course materials, one brand new laptop computer to take home, administration expenses, field trips, cultural programs and miscellaneous program-related expenses.
How to Register
To participate in this course, the applicant must:
- Send a completed application form
- Have a bachelor’s degree/or have relevant work experience at senior management level
- Be nominated by the head of his/her department
- Be a senior member of the organization
- Demonstrate a devoted interest in the course
- Have a proof of English proficiency
- Demonstrate proof of financial sponsorship for the course
Hetta International Development Center
295 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Ph. 212 379 8348