investigative interviewing for auditors

Internal auditors are seen as valued business advisors. They are required by organizations to understand the audit process and ensure that risk assessment procedures are in place, amongst various related functions. Despite this, cases of misconduct and misappropriations arise. This requires internal auditors to conduct audit – investigative interviews to skillfully probe and analyze the root causes.
It has often been highlighted that amongst other areas, auditors and investigation officers need to be better equipped in the preparation and execution of interviews with witnesses. Inexperienced investigation of any case could lead to potentially costly mistakes.
Investigative interviewing is also an invaluable tool for those in compliance, control function and risk management. After all, it is the audit trail that contributes to enhanced transparency and compliance. Meanwhile, given the digital age we are in, the HR / Talent acquisition function has been witnessing an increased demand for cybersecurity professionals. There is no escaping the dire need to also equip them with investigative interviewing skills beyond ‘’tech-speak”.
Vaneesa Veerappan and I conduct Investigative Interviewing as a practical and hands-on program for auditors and investigation officers. As a case/scenario-based practical workshop, participants are equipped with critical tools and techniques through mock-interviews. They are guided on the approach to obtain quality data to support comprehensive and well-founded conclusions from their investigations.
We also look at the behavioral aspects of an interviewee that help in both the formulation of questions and the interviewing approach.
We conduct in-house and public programs for this and related programs.
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Sharma Kumari

Sharma Kumari

Step by Stepz Founder, over 25 years industry and international experience, with core expertise in HR-Talent Management and L&D. Led and managed wide-range of assignments, including speaking / training engagements in more than 15 countries.

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