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 Significant Coverage in your Assessments    

Risk Based Audit Masterclass

A certified deep dive masterclass that walks auditors through the journey of a Risk Based Audit from start to finish.


You will improve the quality, coverage and significance of your audits after attending this highly practical workshop "

Training Schedule

This 4 Day Risk Based Audit Masterclass has been designed for auditors to take them through the various steps required to perform a complete best practice Risk Based Audit. This workshop investigates and develops the knowledge of auditors in the context of risk. It will show attendees how to apply risk assessment processes in an operational audit.

This page is dedicated to the leading Certified Risk Based Audit masterclass that takes place each year.


Attendees can become Certified through The London Shool of Business allowing them to put these credentials on their CV


This is a fantastic chance to meet other leading auditors in the gulf, share audit assessment ideas while improving your knowledge in this complex area of corporate governance.


All certified members receive indefinite access to an online portal that becomes their own library of reading material, unlocked and ready to use.

 Masterclass value proposition

This course is worth 32 CPE credits by field of study:





Business Mgmnt & Org:


  4 CPE points

  8 CPE points

12 CPE points

  6 CPE points

  2 CPE points

This course is certified by:

Causal Capital Pte Ltd is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:
National Registry ID #138370. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour.

Course outline

 Key Pillars of a Risk Based Audit 

Audit Frameworks

Detailed Control Assessment

Sampling & Audit Reports


  • Design taxonomy to frame assessments

  • ISO 31000 front to back

  • New release of COSO applied to audits

  • Assess Risk Appetite in an audit context

  • Road map for Risk Based Audit explained

  • How to plan a Risk Based Audit

  • Map a business unit for an audit

  • Develop a risk registry to audit against

  • Capture control network factors


  • ISO 31010 audit assessment techniques

  • Bowtie, SNEAK, Fault Trees explained

  • Root Cause Analysis Case Study

  • Develop a CSA questionnaire

  • Assess material risks with Monte Carlo

  • New audit score techniques explained

  • Connect operating audits to finance

  • Explore new audit heat maps

  • Report coverage & governance in audits


  • Go beyond three lines of defense

  • Develop new coverage sampling methods

  • Case Study Transaction Auditing 

  • Case Study Control Factor Reporting

  • Continuous Risk Based Audit Explained

  • Review leading best practice audit reports

  • Build a Risk Based Audit database

  • Build a Risk Based Audit dashboard

  • Become certified by LSBF

All about you

 Who is suitable for this? 

Seasoned Audit Professionals

Seasoned auditors with years of experience will find the technical aspects of this masterclass fascinating and useful.  The latest COSO and IIA practices are explained with case studies.  Additionally, we take auditors into new assessment techniques that allow materiality from controlled threats to be measured. Learn how to state the potential outcome of control failure in a coherent manner.

New Auditors

Those auditors that are new to the vocation of control assessment and governance reporting will learn best practices.  You are also able to become a Certified Risk Based Auditor from the London School of Business.  You will be able to put this credential on your CV and improve you standing among auditors.

Senior and Executive Managers

Learn about what a strong audit should be giving you in your company.  Gain direct insight into the latest techniques being employed by auditors to improve a board's oversight for control and policy governance across the entire enterprise. Learn how operating risks translate to financial outcomes.

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Become a certified in performing a Risk Based Audit with London School of Business

Latest IIA and best practices for operational audits explained

Explore new ways to evaluate and assess control effectiveness

Mr.  Martin Ashe

Causal Capital

Risk Specialist  - Markets, Wealth, Financial Services

Martin headed the Asian operations of, a software house where he focused on financial systems in banking, broking and asset management. He designed a commodity futures trading and monitoring system and was involved in the development of a treasury management system. He moved to mainstream asset management, first with Macquarie Bank in Sydney, Australia,  where he was responsible for the product  management of their cash and fixed interest investment products. He then moved to  Hong Kong and spent 4 years working for the  Rothschild family as their marketing director. Later, back in Australia,  as General Manager of Challenger International, he implemented the first organisation wide Operational Risk Management program for the Group. He later headed their retail funds management business. Martin has also worked with Oxley Capital, a Singapore based boutique investment firm. Initially he headed a fund management joint venture with an Indonesian life company. Later, as COO, he was responsible for ensuring Oxley had adequate Compliance policies & procedures in place in Singapore & for their Australian fund management license. 

Martin is a Fellow of Finance (FFin) through the Financial Services Institute of Australia (Finsia) and is a past vice chairman of the Unit Trust  Association of Australia – now the Financial Services Council. He has served on a number of financial service company boards.

Since April 2012 Martin has consulted to Wealth Management & Listed Property (REIT) Managers and is a “Responsible Manager” for a number of Australian Financial Service License holders as well as sitting on a number of investment committees. He also conducts a range of Finance, Wealth Management  & Risk training programs through Causal Capital.

Causal Capital

Risk Framework Architect

Martin is a Subject Matter Expert in risk management and audit who has been working across the space of risk assessment for years.


He has experience with incident investigations, control assessments and audit scoring frameworks that are sensitive to the material nature of a business unit being audited. Martin has worked with banks from Australia, right through the emerging markets Asia and into the gulf.  Away from the banking sector he has deep experience developing risk and audit frameworks for manufacutring companies that are enterprise wide.


Martin develops reporting methods from the ground up and is skilled in developing analytics systems for auditors.  In this program he will show attendees how to design an interactive heat map, how to assess leading factors that potentially drive loss using new Discriminant Analysis audit techniques.  All work Martin develops in the masterclass will be open and can be applied in the workplace by auditors after the masterclass is completed.

Course Facilitator

Mr.  Martin Davies 

Course Facilitator

Meet the IIA recommendations

IIA Recommendations

Meet the IIA recomendations with this program.

Auditors will ...

  • Improve the quality of their audits

  • Be more effective with the coverage of their audit reports

  • Generate audit reports which are significant to most recent threats

IIA on Risk Based Audit

Richard Chambers, President of The Institute of Internal Auditors discusses the importance of moving internal audit functions to a Risk Based Audit.

RBA Process

The course facilitator, Martin Davies, will walk through this very easy to follow RBA process that has been designed to help auditors move into a Risk Based Audit with ease.

Participants will receive this white paper and a detailed book on Risk Based Audit.

Customise and build your own training. Request topics by filling out the form and telling us what you would like to see in your masterclass.

We consider all requests and ...

  • We can add topics into the program.

  • We can focus on specific industry case studies if you wish.

  • We can adapt any part of this training to meet you exact needs.

In-House Training

Have a team to train?

Have a requirement to run the course internally?

Hold an in-house course at your convenience, with customised course outlines and specific industry case studies.

We can adapt this training to meet your exact needs.

Contact us to find out more!

For more information, please be in touch with our Causal Capital Advisor:

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Mladenka Vuchkova

Team Leader - Professional Development Advisory

"Martin walks the class through the entire space of risk based audit, every day is so fascinating"

Head of Audit | Malaysian Bank

Senior Auditor | Qatar Bank

"This masterclass has been one of the most insightful and enjoyable audit workshops I have attended"

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Nina Singh | Causal Capital Product Inteligence

Causal Capital has a really strong reputation for delivering quality training programs where participants' learning lasts years after the knowledge transfer has begun.  We develop cutting edge masterclasses that addresses the real business problems our attendees face in their day to day work. Our learning is enjoyable, highly instructive, practical and easy to follow and we lift CV of our candidates to a best practice technical level.

  • All programs are hands onpractical and easy to follow

  • Materials are available in hard and electronic format

  • Attendees gain lifetime membership to portal libraries

  • Technical aspects are explained with real life examples

  • All our programs come with post workshop support

  • Real problem solving ... Bring your business problem along

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