Id E193507
Date 21.05.2019

Learning Target:

This master class is for experienced internal audit staff, managers and HIAs who want to look at best practices around analysing the root causes of their audit findings. Associated with this is the question of how to analyse themes from audit assignments in order to reveal key underlying problems in governance, risk and compliance that may need senior management or board attention.


  • What does the IIA say about Root cause analysis including the latest update from the IIA Global and IIA UK
  • The origins of robust root cause analysis and why root cause analysis can be difficult
  • Practical applications of 4 key root cause techniques
  • 5 whys, Fishbone diagram, Pareto and Logic tree
  • Understanding why there is always more than one root cause for an issue
  • looking at the ways effective RCA can help deliver shorter, more impactful audit reports
  • Understanding how effective root cause analysis can actually speed up audit assignments
  • the importance of having appropriate RCA categories so that audit findings can be properly analysed and reported
  • understand how RCA and analysing themes can help audit better understand risk culture

Trainer: James Paterson

Duration 1 day / 7 CPE
Venue Hôtel de la Paix Lausanne
Avenue Benjamin-Constant 5
1003 Lausanne
Max. number of seats 20 Available places: 18
Price Members CHF 790.-
Non-members CHF 950.-