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Julia Penny

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What's Included

  • Expert Knowledge from an Industry-Leading Speaker
  • Verifiable CPD hours
  • CPD Tracking and Certificate
  • Live Webinar (if a future date is listed) with Q&A
  • The Recording of the Event
  • Supporting Materials


ISQM 1 (the IAASB’s international quality management standard) requires that Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is performed whenever a deficiency is identified in the monitoring activities (eg cold file reviews). But do you really understand how to undertake a root cause analysis and drive quality improvements in your audits?

Key topics

  • What root cause analysis (RCA) is
  • When RCA is required
    • What is a finding and what is a deficiency.
  • How to undertake RCA
    • Asking “Why, why, why?”
    • Considering category of problems identified
    • Identifying solutions to the root causes
    • Recording and tracking implementation of solutions
    • Examples to illustrate the process.

Who should attend

Audit partners and managers, in particular:

  • Those with responsibilities for monitoring quality within the System of Quality Management for audit and those who are expecting to undertake or supervise root cause analysis.
  • The person with ultimate responsibility for the system of Quality Management for audit, which is the most senior person in the practice.
  • Those carrying out cold file reviews who wish also to be able to conduct root cause analysis.
  • Partners in other areas of the business with a responsibility for quality will also find the course useful.