Audit and Assurance Training
A good auditor has to have the technical expertise to carry out their role, the behavioural skills to interact effectively with clients and colleagues, and the confidence to handle an increasingly broad array of digital tools.
Our audit training is designed to be equally three dimensional, equipping delegates with the same real-world blend of professional capabilities that the best auditors demonstrate in their everyday practice.
Based on a discussion of what matters to your business, we will assemble the appropriate blend of Technical, Behavioural and Digital components to create a tailored three-dimensional training matrix.
Recent Bespoke Blends
Immersive case study for all qualified staff in Audit Practice
Reviewing an audit file
The delivery of our training is designed to reflect the way that delegates will apply the relevant set of skills in the real world. Our sessions often revolve around the simulated audit of a mocked-up client, providing delegates with a suite of background material and financial information, enabling real-time interaction with the ‘client’ via email, and even bringing in actors to represent the client in face-to-face audit interviews. It’s all about making the training as three-dimensional as the real thing.
Good training doesn’t exist in isolation from your business. To achieve lasting impact, we believe it should be woven into the working life of your delegates. For this reason, we offer a range of support materials so that delegates can hit the ground running at each session, have tangible notes to refer back to in future, and can be encouraged by line managers to begin putting their newly developed skills into practice. We also offer the option for delegates to demonstrate their understanding through a post-course assessment.
Former Head of Technical Learning
Grant Thornton UK
“I first met Helen and the FFT team which I was Head of Technical Learning at GTUK. FFT drove significant improvements in the audit practice since they were first engaged to deliver the annual audit training in 2020. They took the time to understand the audit methodology and the way that GTUK learning and technical teams operate, before conducting a full learning needs analysis for the firm, and designing some genuinely game-changing training programmes. Every session they delivered managed to embed top-class technical information while also baking in the kind of behavioural change that makes a lasting difference to everyday practice. A lot of that comes down to the thought and innovation they put into their planning: one year, they even brought in professional actors to create a fully immersive audit simulation for participants. It is no coincidence that employees have reported a much greater level of satisfaction with our post-qualification learning programmes over the same period. FFT became more than a learning provider, they were a genuine learning business partner.”