The Institute of Internal Auditors

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Part 1 Exam Preparation Course

The CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) is the primary professional designation offered by The IIA (The Institute of Internal Auditors). The CIA designation is a globally recognized certification for internal auditors and is a standard by which individuals may demonstrate their competency and professionalism in the internal audit field.

Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. The scope of internal auditing is broad and may involve the efficiency of operations, IT controls, the reliability of financial reporting, deterring and detecting fraud, and compliance with laws and regulations. Internal Auditors may also conduct compliance and operational audits, offering solutions for weaknesses in internal controls and verifying that all laws and regulations are upheld.

The training course is designed to increase your understanding of auditing techniques and processes.

Who should attend

  • Anyone interested in getting the Certified Internal Auditor designation;

  • Professionals from any discipline keen to learn Internal Auditing even without the intend of earning CIA designation;

  • Chief audit executives, audit managers, audit staff, risk managers, finance and accounting students and professionals seeking a better understanding of internal auditing.


You will able to:

  • Control how the system and procedures are implemented;
  • Provide management with independent assurance;
  • Examine, evaluate and monitor the adequacy and effectiveness of internal control of the entity;
  • Verify the precision, accuracy and authenticity of the financial accounting and statistical records presented to the senior management;
  • Obtaining an understanding of management's process for evaluating the effectiveness of the entity's internal control;
  • Performing procedures to obtain sufficient evidence about the design effectiveness and operating effectiveness of the entity's internal control.


Ramin Alakbarov, MSc, CIA, CCFC

Ramin Alakbarov is a Certified Internal Auditor, Chartered Certified Financial Consultant, Advisory Council member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, a holder of a Master of Science degree and a winner of several awards for excellence in teaching with 12 years of multinational lecturing experience. He is an international internal auditing consultant, who coaches and consults industry professionals from CIS, Middle East, Asia Pacific and East European countries.

Ramin currently serves as a Director of MBA program at one of the private universities in Azerbaijan. In the past he had held various positions in international corporations such as BP and TBCK. Recently, Ramin has been selected as a contributor to review and make changes to “Operations Management” and “Auditing & Assurance Services” textbooks published by the renowned Pearson Publishing.

  Training Details

  • Language: English / Azerbaijani
  • Duration:  40 Hours
  • Start date & time: 03.03.2018

Training Fee: AZN 650

Fee Includes:

  • Coffee Break.
  • Instruction by an expert facilitator.
  • Specialized manual and course materials.
  • Personalized certificate of completion.


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