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Internal Audit: Keys to Managing an Effective Function

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Auditing- Technical

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Partner Produced |  Industry |  Accounting and Auditing
Lynn Fountain, CGMA, CRMA, MBA
Course Levels:
2 Hour
Product Setting: Expires 30 day(s) after program date.



The globalization of business, ongoing changes in technology, increased attention of shareholders and stakeholders and the continuing demands of the Audit Committee and senior management require a dynamic framework for managing today's internal audit department.

This session, designed by a past Chief Audit Executive with significant exposure to a multitude of industries and internal audit frameworks, explores the key competencies and responsibilities of today's internal audit management and methods for meeting the requirements of the internal audit profession. We will also discuss some of the greatest challenges of the role and how to address those challenges.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Explore the role of today's internal audit leadership.
  • Recognize the role of internal audit in corporate governance.
  • Explore how to synergize the internal audit processes with other quality assurance groups.
  • Discover the keys to building effective relationships with management and the audit committee.
  • Discover the keys to staffing and training the audit group.
  • Identify how to develop a resource gap analysis for internal audit.

Major Subjects
  • Role of today's internal audit leadership
  • Building effective relationships with management and Audit Committee
  • Keys to staffing and training internal audit
  • The synergy of internal audit with other processes and close

Course Materials


Lynn Fountain, CGMA, CRMA, MBA Related Seminars and Products

Lynn Fountain has over 37 years of experience spanning public accounting, corporate accounting and consulting. 22 years of her experience has been working in the areas of internal and external auditing. She is a subject matter expert in multiple fields including internal audit, ethics, fraud evaluations, Sarbanes-Oxley, enterprise risk management, governance, financial management and compliance. 

Ms. Fountain has held two Chief Audit Executive positions for international companies. In 2011, as the Chief Audit Executive for an international construction/ engineering firm, she was involved in the active investigation of a joint venture fraud.  The investigation included work with the FBI and ultimately led to indictment of the perpetrators and recovery of $13M.  Ms. Fountain is currently engaged in her own training and consulting business and is a regular trainer for the AICPA.

Ms. Fountain is the author of three separate technical books.  “Raise the Red Flag – The Internal Auditors Guide to Fraud Evaluations” was published by the Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation. “Leading The Internal Audit Function” and “Ethics and The Internal Auditor Political Dilemma” were published by Taylor & Francis In addition,

Ms. Fountain has performed as an adjunct instructor for the School of Business for Grantham University and developed the first internal audit curriculum for the School of Business at the University of Kansas.  Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has her CGMA, CRMA credentials and CPA certificate (non-active).


Thu, Aug 01, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:54pm EDT
Wed, Sep 18, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:54pm EDT
Fri, Oct 18, 2024 - 09:00am to 10:54am EDT
Fri, Nov 08, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:54pm EST
Tue, Dec 03, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:54pm EST
Tue, Dec 17, 2024 - 09:00am to 10:54am EST
Tue, Jan 07, 2025 - 02:00pm to 03:54pm EST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For

Anyone interested in Accounting, Finance, Auditing or related fields


Yellow Book No
Course Developer MICPA
Original Recording Date 06/24/2021
Date Added to Catalog 04/22/2021

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Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 52


Candyce F

"Found Lynn's presentation to be engaging and realistic with good practical suggestions."

Joanne B

"Lynn is very good!"