Elevate is a scholarship program that provides access to training for internal auditors through need-based and merit-based application criteria.
The program has helped more than 300 internal audit professionals with scholarships totaling more than $250,000.
The program provides scholarships and a custom curriculum to help internal auditors in the United States and Canada build next-generation skills and prepare for emerging demands, better positioning them to secure new career placements.
Each scholarship is valued at approximately $600 and will cover the cost of the training option selected.
Access to industry training and professional certifications, regardless of the ability to pay.
Opportunity to gain progressive audit practice and technology knowledge to grow skills and capabilities.
Enhanced credentials to share with your network and present to potential employers.
Scholarship recipients are able to choose from carefully assembled IIA course bundles after completing AuditBoard's Modern Audit Essentials course.
This course is required as part of the Elevate Internal Audit Scholarship program sponsored by AuditBoard and The IIA. The focus of this course is on what we at AuditBoard believe to be the essential skills for a modern auditor. In order to be eligible for this course, you must first apply and receive approval.
This course is designed for auditors who have been approved for the Elevate scholarship program. Passing this course with an 80% or higher is required to receive a scholarship voucher.
Upon completion of this course, participants will have the opportunity to select from the following curriculum offered by The IIA, specifically designed for this program.
Managing internal audit goes beyond ensuring adequate funding, staffing, and training. Internal audit fills a strategic and central role in organizations, and has become deeply involved in organizational governance, risk management, and control. As such, managing internal audit requires the appropriate skills, and an overall knowledge of internal audit Standards, and the ability to provide objective assurance to the board that it serves.
This Audit Management option is specifically tailored for the audit manager and the CAE; it introduces the core elements of the IPPF, with particular focus on the Standards and the Code of Ethics. In addition, this course cautions CAEs not to ignore, overlook, or misunderstand organizational political pressure and organizational culture, as both are a large part of an organization’s governance and fundamental risk management efforts
During an audit engagement, the internal audit activity tests controls to ensure that they are designed adequately and are operating effectively to meet the organization’s overall objectives. In order to do so, internal auditors must fully understand the complete audit engagement process, including how to conduct and communicate the assurance engagement.
This Audit Engagement Fundamentals option is designed to introduce internal auditors to the audit engagement process. The bundle includes guidance in planning the engagement; establishing the audit objectives; and identifying potential fraud schemes; and because organizations rely on third-party providers to conduct business activities, this course also provides guidance on appropriately assessing third-party risks.
Organizations have never had a greater need for reliable assurance over technological capabilities. Digital transformation has offered a long list of benefits that contribute to the achievement of organizational objectives, and as such, internal auditors must be prepared to deliver assurance within the information technology space.
This Information Technology option will benefit IT and non-IT auditors alike, as it provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamental concepts of IT auditing. The bundle includes guidance into IT governance, general controls and change management, application security, insight into end-user computing and insider threats, as well as matters concerning organizational technology-related ethical issues, and more.
Big data has become increasingly important in today’s organizations, and the ability to understand and analyze it is a critical driver of organizational success. Internal auditors must develop the knowledge to effectively provide assurance over big data concerns, including one of the most significant risks of big data faced by organizations — fraud.
This Data Analytics/Fraud option provides an introduction to data analytics and the benefits and challenges of using data analytics, and it provides guidance for developing processes and the data analysis tools that can be used to detect fraud in the early stages. In addition, this bundle will dig deep into assurance engagements, and how to incorporate the specific consideration of fraud into the process.
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Updated online quizzes, study tools and reading materials, provide candidates with the most personalized, flexible, and efficient study experience for express, exam day success. No other study tool aligns The IIA’s professional knowledge, training, and certification expertise.
*Includes 2 years of online software access
If you or someone you know meet(s) the following criteria and have an interest in furthering your career through additional educational opportunities, we encourage you to apply:
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