JMC joins AGIA Forum on Crisis Management

SGV Business Consulting Partner and EY ASEAN Consulting Quality Leader Joseph Ian M. Canlas (JMC) was one of the speakers during the 6th Forum for Heads of Internal Audit Service/Office in the Public Sector held by the Association of Government Internal Auditors (AGIA) last 28 August. With the theme Protocols in Crisis Management: An Internal Control Challenge, the session provided an overview of the pandemic’s impact on various organizations in the government and public sector. Over 80 internal auditors and executives from different government agencies attended the forum.

JMC led a session on remote auditing where he discussed internal auditing during the new normal. He explained the impact of COVID-19 on the private and public sectors and the emerging risks. He spoke on the initiatives of internal auditors aimed at managing the challenges caused by the pandemic. He emphasized the importance of assessing the feasibility of remote auditing and discussed critical issues that need to be addressed before its implementation, such as confidentiality, security and data protection. He encouraged participants to consider factors such as the readiness of their organization, the availability of resources, and adequate technology and equipment. He also shared practices that leaders can implement in their organizations to successfully manage and mitigate the pandemic’s impact on their internal audit activities.