Training

Corporate Training

PAG auditors have solid experience providing expert advisory services and related training to client and vendor management personnel. Our domain knowledge and hands on experience with multitude of complex projects allows us to bring in the thought leadership “on the field” to benefit the corporate executives in the classroom.

We provide “easy to follow” classroom materials and reference materials/templates for future application of the knowledge that was gained through our training programs.

We have noticed that the training we provide is mainly beneficial to the following individuals and entities.

Corporate Executives including CEO, CFO of Public and Pre – IPO organizations

Members of Board of Directors (BoD) of Public and Private organizations

Institutional Investors and Partners in Private Equity Firms

We offer customized content and training in the following areas. Based on your organization’s request – we can arrange a work-shop, seminar or a formal training program to meet the pre-set objectives.

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

Corporate Governance

Corporate Internal Audit Function

Sarbanes-Oxley ( Introductory and Advanced levels)

SSAE 16 (SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3) Audits and Certification Process

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

Introduction to ERM

Management’s obligation towards an ERM System

ERM Charter

Periodic and Adhoc Assessments

Tools and Techniques

Result Analysis and Presentation to BoD and Investors

Corporate Governance

Introduction to Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance Charter

Roles and Responsibility and Corporate Sponsorship

Statutory and Regulatory Guidelines

Corporate Internal Audit function

Why institute an independent Internal Audit Function?

Introduction to Internal Audit Function

Roles and Responsibility and Corporate Sponsorship

Internal Audit Charters

Setting up and staffing an Internal Audit Function

Sarbanes-Oxley ( Introductory and Advanced levels)

Pre IPO Preparation

Service Organizations (ITO /BPO) servicing US clientele

Acquisition and Merger preparation

Documentation & Reporting / Disclosure Requirements

SSAE 16 (SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3) Audits and Certification Process

SSAE 16 (SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3) Readiness Review /Self Audit Programs

Auditor Selection – Negotiations

Scope Determination

Selection of Control Objectives and Control Activities

— Public Training

Auditor competence is essential to the maintenance and improvement of any management system whether they be Regulatory, Statutory Compliance, Risk Assessments, Quality or Integrated Management Systems.

Whether you are a budding auditor or a seasoned professional who is looking to sharpen your skill-set – targeting better career options – then PAG would be able to help you to prepare you towards achieving your career objectives.

As you would agree it is essential for you to acquire necessary knowledge and techniques in the audit arena to distinguish yourself from the rest. Class room approach is very interactive, technique intensive followed-up by real-time case studies and sample templates.

To be cost effective – we provide most of our public training through established local channels such as our Training Partners in the local geography. Please Contact us for additional information about availability of courses in your geography.

Our coursework are essential for the aspirants such as :

IT personnel with technical / QA experience hoping to move-up the career into Internal Audit

IT Security personnel hoping to expand the career into the Audit

ITO / BPO managers who want to test the waters of the Process Audits

CA and ICWA, banking and Commerce professionals hoping to add value to their profile and seeking international projects or entry into Internal Audit with MNC / Big Audit firms.

Some of our in-demand courses are :

Internal Audit Primer (General Track)

Sarbanes-Oxley and SSAE 16 (SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3) Audit Track

Information Technology Audits (IT Audit Track)

IT Security Audits

Internal Audit Primer (General Track)

An introduction to audits

Different types of audits

Management system audits

Characteristics of an effective auditor

Hands on Approach for the for IA Process

Audit program/schedule

Planning and preparation

Performing an audit

Presenting audit findings

Follow-up activities

Sarbanes-Oxley and SSAE 16 (SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3) Audit Track

Introduction to Sarbanes – Key Sections

Role of Auditors (Internal / External and Service Provider Auditors)

Frameworks – COSO / CoBIT/ GAIT

Risk Control Matrices ( RCMs)

Testing Methodologies / Sampling Techniques

Audit Findings / Aggregation Techniques

Presentation Scenarios

Information Technology Audits (IT Audit Track)

Introduction to Technology / EDP Audits

Role of IT Auditors (Internal / External and Service Provider Auditors)

Frameworks – CoBIT/ GAIT / ISO 20001

IT General Controls and Application Controls

Risk Control Matrices ( RCMs) – IT Specific

Testing Methodologies / Sampling Techniques

Audit Findings / Aggregation Techniques

Presentation Scenarios / conjunction with Financial Reporting

IT Security Audits

Introduction to Security Audits

Role of IT Security Auditors (Internal / External and Service Provider Auditors)

Privacy Regulations and Security Audits

Security Audits as they are related ISO, VA & PT, PCI Audits, SSAE 16 (SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3) and SOX