Delegating to Deliver Better Audits

As an emerging audit leader, trying to do everything will prevent you from excelling in your career. You can’t and shouldn’t do everything.

Of course delegating tasks can lighten your workload, but it does so much more than get stuff off your plate. Effective delegation:

  • Empowers your audit team,
  • Builds trust with others,
  • Helps mentor and develop audit team members and
  • Gets projects completed more efficiently.

In this session, we’ll

  • Learn to appreciate the importance of delegating
  • Face your fear of delegation
  • Develop an appropriate strategy to delegate the right task to the right auditor at the right time and in the right way
  • Monitor delegatee's performance
  • Coach and empower others to perform at their peak while completing a delegated task

Course Syllabus

Learning Objectives

  • Discover the benefits of delegation
  • Identify and overcome delegation fears
  • Recognize various delegation strategies
  • Explore the 6 step delegation process
  • Discover how to monitor and control delegated tasks
  • Discover how to coach and empower people through delegation

Who Should Attend

  • Auditors, accountants and compliance professionals new to leadership roles and managing others.
  • Experienced auditors, accountants and compliance professionals responsible for managing others.
  • Emerging audit, compliance and accounting leaders.

Program Duration(s)

This session is available in 1, 4, 6 or 8 hour increments. Below is the program/course outline. Bear in mind that the level of depth and detail for each topic area varies depending on the total program duration.

Field of Study

  • Auditing
  • Auditing (Governmental)


Why should I delegate when they won't do it right?

  • -Let's talk about the benefits of delegation
  • -Let's see what happens if you don't delegate

Why are you afraid to delegate to your staff?

  • -Overcoming common delegation barriers

You must have a strategy

  • -There are several ways to delegate tasks. Find the one that is right for you based on your situation.

Monitoring delegated tasks

  • -Preventing problems without micromanaging personnel.

Coaching others into a better career

  • -Approaching coaching systematically to help people grow


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