RCSA – Audit Quick Check

– effective application of risk control self-assessment (RCSA) in the practical audit environment –


The RCSA method’s audit quick check is based on two techniques for performing audits. On the one hand, there is the technique involving risk control self-assessments (RCSAs) in the form of questionnaires or moderated workshops. And on the other, there is the method employing structured standard-audit interviews. In the latter case, the structure of the standard-audit interview should be oriented in line with that of the risk assessment. This enables a direct incorporation of results into the audit landscape’s risk evaluation that is currently being conducted. The basic prerequisite for the application of both techniques consists of the auditor’s well-trained proficiency with regard to methodology. Each of the techniques is well suited for risk-oriented coverage of audit objects or for subsections of an audit object with low risk.

Course participants become acquainted with the necessary methodology and organizational integration of RCSA as well as individual elements of the RCSA procedure. Components of this particular training and consultancy module encompass operational goals, measurement of performance, identification and evaluation of risk as well as control models and their employment. In addition, participants can apply the subject matter learned in preparation for CCSA® (Certification in Control Self-Assessment®) accreditation.


  • RCSA methods and options for their use
  • Goals and prerequisites for employment of RCSA
  • The RCSA implementation process
  • Structure of questionnaire and workshop techniques
  • Planning and preparation of an RCSA workshop
  • Structuring and practical application of RCSA methodology
  • Resource-saving implementation of risk-oriented audit quick checks for low-risk areas or for preliminary checks regarding foreign or subsidiary audits
  • Evaluation and utilization of RCSA results
  • Embedding the RCSA into a risk-oriented method portfolio overall
  • Detailed implementation options for the client’s practical audit environment
  • Support for integration and implementation of a company-tailored solution

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About the ARC Institute

With the Audit Research Center, the ARC Institute provides important impulses for the further development of the audit industry. The focus is on networking science and practice. The focus is on further and new development in cooperation with auditors, companies and associations in order to maintain practical relevance and to develop methods, tools and concepts that can be implemented. The results developed in dialogue with industry experts serve as a guideline and adaptation options in practice today, in order to increase the overall benefit of the company in the long term and sustainably with innovative auditing work.

In the spirit of thought leadership, the ARC Institute and the Audit Research Center stand for topic leadership and forward thinking in the area of internal auditing.

Currently, the ARC Institute supports not only leading supranational institutions in the context of research, consulting and personnel development projects, but also numerous listed companies in the three German-speaking countries of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


Terms of participation and price

Each open training day is 890,- Euro plus VAT when booking the modules individually. Inhouse training conditions are based on individual pricing and travel expenses. After receipt of your registration you will receive a confirmation of registration with invoice. Please pay the registration fee directly after receiving the invoice. The registration fee does not include 19 % VAT.  The price includes participation in the lectures of the booked event, lunch, coffee breaks and seminar documents.

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At a glance

Target audience:
Employees and managerial staff from the internal audit function

Interactive workshop, discussion, game-theory strategy analyses according to US-American mathematician John Forbes Nash, Jr. and others, practical exercises, case studies, retrospective summary

Training / Training / Consulting period:
Bookings are based on an audit-situation analysis as well as a personal preliminary meeting (workshops without implementation generally cover 3-5 days of instruction).

Would you like more details about ARC’s Audit Training & Consulting Services, or do you wish to book an appointment with its team? Please address your e-mail inquiry to Info@ARC-Institute.com or phone us at +49-2159-6945-904