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Claudelle von EckChief Executive Officer of the IIA SA

Certification in Control Self-Assessment: A Review Course (CCSAR) 1-2 March 2018
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When: 1-2 March 2018
Registration starts at 8am
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7th Avenue, No 7
Block B
Johannesburg, Gauteng  1609
South Africa
Contact: Project Coordinator: CPD and Events

Online registration is available until: 2018-03-01
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Presenter/s: Crest Advisory Africa
Duration: 2 Days
CPD Hours: 16
Ex Vat
R6 393.85
R7 289
  Non Member:                 R7 748.24
R8 833

Course Description

Control Self-Assessment practitioners from all backgrounds will benefit from this course in a
variety of ways, including:

  • Gaining required knowledge of risk and control models
  • Discovering concepts that are vital in effectively using CSA to help clients achieve their
  • Understanding the CCSA® examination
  • Learning how to effectively study for the CCSA® examination
  • Gaining confidence in addressing CCSA® exam questions

Course outline: 

CSA Fundamentals 

  • Code of Ethics 
  • Ownership and accountability for control 
  • Reliance on operational expertise 
  • Comparison to traditional techniques of risk and control evaluation 
  • Control awareness and education 
  • Cooperation, participation, and partnership

CSA Program Integration
  • Alternative approaches to CSA
  • Cost / benefit analysis for implementation of the CSA process
  • Strategic CSA program planning methodologies or techniques, including resource allocation 
  • Organizational theory and behaviour
  • Change management and business process reengineering
  • Presentation techniques for successful integration
  • Client feedback mechanisms (e.g. interviews, surveys) 

Elements of the CSA Process

  • Management's priorities and concerns 
  • Project and logistics management
  • Business objectives, processes, challenges, and threats for the area under review
  • Resource identification and allocation of participants and CSA team
  • Culture of area under review
  • Question development techniques
  • Technology supporting the CSA process
  • Facilitation techniques and tools
  • Group dynamics
  • Fraud awareness
  • Evaluation / analytical tools and techniques
  • Formulating recommendations or actions plans
  • Nature of evidence
  • Reporting techniques and considerations
  • Motivational techniques



Business Objectives and Organizational Performance

  • Strategic and operational planning processes
  • Objective setting, including alignment to the organization's mission and values
  • Performance measures
  • Performance management
  • Data collection and validation techniques 

Risk Identification and Assessment

  • Risk Theory
  • Risk models / frameworks
  • Risk management techniques / cost-benefit analysis
  • Using CSA in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) 

Control Theory and Application

  • Corporate governance, control theory, and models
  • Methods for judging and communicating the overall effectiveness of the system of internal control
  • Relationship between informal and formal controls 
  • Techniques for evaluating formal controls 
  • Techniques for evaluating informal controls and control environments
  • Control documentation techniques
  • Control design and application
  • Techniques for determining control history for the organization


  • Increase the accuracy of the answers to questionnaires
  • Increase the rate of return
  • Sampling 
  • What auditors need to know about sampling
  • Code of Ethics

Who Should Attend?

Level 1 Entry or introductory level for those requiring a fundamental understanding of the subject.

Level 2 Internal auditors who are already practicing internal audit and have a basic understanding of the subject

Level 3 Supervisory/competent/senior internal auditors: those who already have a sound, practical grasp of the fundamentals of internal auditing and manage staff

Level 4 For advanced internal auditors: Auditors with excellent understanding of topics being presented, who are interested in exchanging knowledge with instructors and other participants



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