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M21064 -Protecting The Organisation: Internal Audit's Role in Internal Investigations (online)

  • 29 Sep 2021
  • 09:15 - 12:30
  • Online Webinar


Registration Time: 09:00
Sessions Time:09:15 - 12:30  including a 15-minute break
Speaker: Mr Giancarlo Millo
Venue: Online Webinar
*Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.
Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
MIA Members: €40.00
Non-MIA Members: €75.00
Retired Members: €20.00
Students: €30.00


Corporate scandals and misconduct in the workplace will always be around. No strategy or set of controls can ever completely shield a company to the risk of fraudulent behavior. But a lesson that often needs repeating and relearning is that how you conduct the internal investigation can be as critical as the effect of the underlying misdeed itself. A good internal investigation can make the difference between a problem that is caught early and headed off and one that spirals out of control into a massive fiasco.


The session will explore how internal auditors are uniquely positioned within an organisation, offering a degree of independence and expertise that can be critical to ensuring that an internal investigation is handled properly. Performing a good investigation is hard work and requires training, skill, experience and extreme diligence. A properly conducted investigation can boost morale within the organisation by showing that people will be treated fairly, even in difficult crisis situations. A thorough internal investigation can be the best response to a crisis situation, keeping in mind that if performed incorrectly it could however make the original problem even worse!


- The case for internal vs external investigations
- The link with fraud and whistleblowing policies and the Compliance function
- Preparing for and conducting an internal investigation
- Root cause analysis, digital forensics and other investigation techniques
- Effective communication of internal investigation results


This session is targeted at internal audit practitioners and students.


Giancarlo Millo FIA, CPA, CIA, CISA, CRISC, MBA (Fin) is the Group Chief Internal Auditor at Mizzi Organisation, a conglomerate of business units spanning a broad portfolio of business interests and industry sectors including automotive, tourism and leisure, manufacturing and retail, real estate, and mechanical and engineering contracting. Mr Millo previously held the post of Deputy Group Head Internal Audit at FIMBank plc, also responsible for IT assurance and advisory services within the group. He is a Past President of the ISACA Malta Chapter and has been invited to deliver talks on internal audit and IT audit subjects both locally and overseas.


3 Hours Core


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