Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Qatar Chapter with Protiviti Qatar consulting firm conducted an 'Agile Auditing' seminar here recently.
The presenter was Christopher Puschak, partner, Anchoram Consulting, Australia.
He had provided strategic direction to senior executives across Commonwealth governments and private industry for the past 20 years.
Agile internal audit is the mindset that an internal audit function uses to focus on the needs of stakeholders, accelerate the audit cycles, provide timely insight, and reduce the waste of resources. By applying an ‘agile method’, the productivity and added value of the internal audit can be increased, and the lead time of an audit can be reduced.
"Many internal audit activities have a history of slow delivery, and it is not uncommon for interior audit projects to take many months to complete. Chris's presentation was an eye-opener on how internal audit can deliver value-adding services more timely while collaborating closely with stakeholders. Agile concepts solve many of the common challenges auditors face today and help auditors and stakeholders to determine the value delivery by an audit," Sundaresan Rajeswar, IIA Qatar Board member, said.