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          1. About PwC 			                             5

          2. About PwC’s Academy			                    7

          3. Why use PwC’s Academy for your training   9

          4. Customised training solutions			          10

          5. Open training courses			                  12

          6. Training directory			                     14

          7. Locations			                              46

‘At PwC, we measure success
by our ability to create the
value that our clients, our
people and our communities
are looking for.’

‘One region, one firm, 21 offices in
                  12 countries, 2,750 people
                  including 169 Partners, established
                  in the region for over 40 years.’

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1. PwC – What makes
   us different?
PwC is a global leader in providing accounting and           Creating value for our clients,
                                                             people and communities in a
consulting services. We can help you meet any kind of        changing world
business or economic challenge – whether you need to find    PwC helps organisations and
and utilise new opportunities, manage and reduce risks,      individuals create the value they’re
                                                             looking for. We’re a network of firms
improve your efficiency, or are seeking a new direction to   in 158 countries with more than
grow your business.                                          180,000 people who are committed
                                                             to delivering quality in assurance, tax
                                                             and advisory services. At PwC, we
                                                             measure success by our ability to create
                                                             the value that our clients, our people
                                                             and our communities are looking
                                                             for. Our reputation lies in building
                                                             lasting relationships with our clients
                                                             and a focus on delivering value in all
                                                             we do. We can bring our world‑class
                                                             capabilities and experience to your
                                                             business goals.

                                                             Our commitment: deliver value,
                                                             with you, everyday
                                                             Established in the Middle East for
                                                             40 years, PwC employs over 2,750
                                                             people and has 21 offices across 12
                                                             countries: Baghdad, Bahrain, Egypt,
                                                             Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya,
                                                             Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the
                                                             Palestinian Territories and the United
                                                             Arab Emirates. Complementing our
                                                             deep industry expertise and breadth
                                                             of experience is our local knowledge
                                                             across the Middle East region.
                                                             Everyday, our people work with you
                                                             to build the value you are looking for.
                                                             We start by getting to know you. You
                                                             do the talking, we’ll do the listening.
                                                             Our tailored solutions will help you
                                                             meet the challenges and opportunities
                                                             of doing business in the Middle East
                                                             market, and beyond.

‘We help organisations across the
                    region to grow and retain their
                    talent, providing the very best
                    training programmes for our clients,
                    our students and their sponsors.’

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2. About PwC’s Academy
PwC’s Academy is the educational business of PwC. Our goal is to help improve the
knowledge, skills, competence and expertise of people in finance and business; to help
organisations across the region grow and retain their talent. Our foundation is our
team of expert professionals who convey their wealth of knowledge and the practical
experience they have gained within leading organisations around the world.

                                                            PwC’s Academy is committed to
 Our capabilities at a glance:                              supporting the sustainable growth
                                                            of local talent across the region.
                                                            Our expanding Academy currently
                Finance and               Financial         operates across the Middle East from
                Accounting                Reporting and     six countries: UAE, Oman, Egypt,
                                          IFRS              Lebanon, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
                                                            PwC’s Academy in the Middle East
                                                            is part of a growing network of
                                                            Academies present in over 30 countries
                Tax                       Risk Management
                                          and Internal      We offer a variety of training courses,
                                          Audit             based on the best practices of PwC
                                                            Global and the individual experiences
                                                            of our experts. We constantly adapt our
                                                            courses to meet the needs of modern
                                                            business, customising them to our
                Board Training            Fraud and         clients requirements and assisting our
                and Corporate             Forensic          clients in reaching their organisational
                Governance                                  training and strategic objectives.

                                                            PwC’s Academy’s global network
                                                            of professionals sets us apart from
                                                            other providers. We communicate
                                                            constantly, exchange best practice,
                Project                   PwC’s Mini‑MBA    ideas and experience. We take this
                Management                Programme         knowledge and evolve our courses
                                                            to meet the ever‑changing needs
                                                            of modern businesses and their
                                                            people in the region; this way we
                                                            make sure that we are providing
                                                            the very best training programmes
                Management                International     for our clients, our students and
                Skills                    Professional      their sponsors.
                                          Finance and

‘Our training programmes are
                  designed to provide participants with
                  an active and relevant learning

    ‘We believe that actively
    engaged participants
    better absorb and retain
    their knowledge...’

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3. Why use PwC’s Academy for
   your training needs?

We take time to listen, question and understand your business environment and your
training needs, to help you grow and develop your talent.

We then leverage the deep industry        Our training programmes are designed to provide
expertise, strong judgement and rich
experience of our global network of
                                          participants with an active and relevant learning
professionals to create the programmes    experience. Our resources and methodologies include:
to fit your training needs. This is how
we do business, and we believe that’s
why some of the region’s most iconic                  The use of technical         Webinars
brands work with PwC. You can count                   and subject matter
on us to share our thinking, insights                 experts
and experience to develop a fresh
perspective and practical advice.
We are here to help.
                                                      Relevant and concise         E‑learning
Our training methodology
                                                      course material for
PwC’s Academy’s training methodology
                                                      each participant
and approach to transferring
knowledge is constantly reviewed and
updated. We ensure that we bring the
most up to date teaching methods and
                                                      Interactive group            Mentoring – one to
techniques to our courses.
                                                      exercises and                one and group
We strongly believe that actively
engaged participants will absorb
and retain knowledge far more
successfully than those who attend
lecture style courses. Where                          Participant led              For our professional
material is contextualised and                        presentations                qualification courses;
relevant to the participants’ own                                                  progress tests,
experiences, understanding is                                                      mock exams, and
significantly improved.                                                            personalised feedback
                                                                                   for each student
                                                      Customised case
                                                      studies, business
                                                      simulations and role

4. Customised training solutions
Our training solutions are provided in a range of delivery formats to suit your needs.

We work together with you to understand your current position, goals, objectives and
training needs. We then leverage our resources, the experience and knowledge of our
worldwide network of professionals, to tailor our existing products or develop new
material in order to meet your training needs.

                1. Listen and understand your               2. Design and develop your
                   training needs                              training programme
                • Meet with you; understand your            • We build the solution that you need in
                  organisational goals and objectives.        order to address the knowledge and
                                                              skills gaps.
                • Assess the participants’ current
                  competencies; identify knowledge          • Customise and contextualise the
                  and skills gaps to be addressed in          learning material; working together to
                  order to meet organisational goals.         develop workshops, case studies and
                                                              business simulations based on your
                                                              business, to keep the material focused
                                                              and in context.
                                                            • Agree the delivery format and schedule.

                3. Delivery of your training                4. Evaluate outcomes and
                   programme, using the best                   effectiveness of your training
                   facilitators and resources
                                                            • Carry out course evaluation.
                • Roll‑out the training solution; manage    • Review participant feedback and
                  training delivery, administration           assessment results.
                  and logistics.
                                                            • Update and adapt material to
                • Review the effectiveness of the             maximise the outcome of future
                  training delivery, test learning            client programmes.
                  and understanding throughout the
                  training period.

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‘We work together with you to
                                          understand your current position,
                                          goals, objectives and training needs.’

Customised solutions for
professional qualification
When delivering professional
qualification training in house for our
clients, we can offer the following to
maximise the performance of students
in their professional exams:

• Guidance in selection of suitable
  candidates for the qualification
• Support with professional body and
  exam registration process
• Advice on effective and efficient
  self‑study and time management
• Progress tests to assess the
  understanding of key topics
• Mock exams at the end of each course
• Full diagnostic reports on
  performance and test results for both
  students and employers at key stages
  during the course
• Monthly attendance report for each
• Regular one to one consultations
  between students and PwC’s Academy
• One to one tutorial support, where
  required, to address students’

5. Open training courses

PwC’s Academy provides open training courses throughout the MENA region.
Our open courses are for all to attend; delivered by experienced trainers and
subject matter experts in their field.

                We offer a regular programme of
                training courses and seminars chosen
                for their relevance and pertinence to
                current issues and market needs. Please
                contact your local PwC’s Academy
                representative for details of the open
                courses in your location.

                Our open professional qualification
                courses are designed and delivered
                by experienced lecturers. The course
                formats and study programmes are
                designed and developed in response
                to learners’ needs, their employers’
                requirements and the demands of the
                professional accounting and finance
                bodies awarding the qualifications.

                Whether preparing for a professional
                qualification or looking to up‑skill in
                technical or non‑technical areas, our
                open courses allow participants to
                progress through their chosen course at
                the right pace and with the support and
                guidance of our experienced lecturers.

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‘Our study programmes are
designed and developed in
response to learners’ needs and
their employers’ requirements.’

6. Training Directory

Our directory of training courses gives an overview of PwC’s Academy’s
educational offering. We understand that each client has different training needs
and objectives. If you require training that does not appear in this directory contact
us, we will work with you to develop the solution to meet your training needs.

Finance and Accounting, Financial Reporting and IFRS
Preparation and Maintenance of Accounts
Finance for Non Finance Professionals
Cash flow Statements – Fundamentals
Cash Flow Statements – Advanced
Financial Statement Analysis – Fundamentals
Financial Statement Analysis – Advanced
Budgeting – Fundamentals
Budgeting – Advanced
Consolidation – Fundamentals
Consolidation – Advanced
Oil and Gas Accounting – Fundamentals
Excel and Financial Modeling
An Introduction to Valuations and Capital Budgeting
Annual IFRS Update Seminar
Introduction to IFRS
IFRS Advanced Oil and Gas Accounting
IFRS Technical Training

Risk Management and Internal Audit
Internal Audit Fundamentals
Internal Audit Methodology and Practice
Risk Based Audit Planning
Statistical Sampling for Auditors
An Introduction to Controls Self‑Assessment
COSO Based Internal Audit
Soft Skills for Internal Auditors
Computer Assisted Audit Techniques
The Internal Auditor – Dealing with Fraud
Enterprise Risk Management
Cyber Security for the Board
Cyber Security for Internal Audit
Cyber Resilience Exercise

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Board Training and Corporate Governance
Introduction to Corporate Governance
Company Performance – Effective Monitoring and Review
Effective Board Dynamics
Risk Management and Fraud Prevention
Update for Audit Committees
Regulatory Framework
Board Effectiveness

Fraud and Forensic
Anti‑Bribery & Anti‑Corruption
Anti Money Laundering
Fraud Awareness and Prevention
Initial and Advanced Management of Fraud
Applying Forensic Technology in Prevention, Detection and Response to Fraud
Difference between Fraud Investigation and conducting an Internal Audit Project

Project Management
Project Management – Fundamentals
Project Management – Intermediate
Project Management – Accounting and Finance

PwC’s Mini MBA Programme
PwC’s Mini MBA Programme

Management Skills
PwC’s Professional Skills Certificate
Practical Problem Solving and Decision Making
Professional Management Skills
Professional Presentation Skills
Professional Communication Skills

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Leadership and Teambuilding

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Leading Teams
Managing Change
Influencing and Negotiation Skills
Cross Cultural Awareness
Coaching and Feedback
Time Management
Conflict Management
Train the Trainer

International Professional Finance and Accounting Qualifications
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Foundation in Accountancy (FIA)
ACCA Diploma in IFRS
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®)
Claritas Investment Certificate®
Certified Management Accountant® (CMA®)
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
CIMA Diploma in Performance Management. (Arabic)
ICAEW Accounting Skills Certificate
Finance and accounting
Preparation and                   For those with little or no formal accountancy training, who work in an         5 – 7 days
Maintenance of                    accounts function and are expected to use or understand the mechanics of
Accounts (Introductory            double entry bookkeeping.
                                  This course will provide participants with a sound understanding of:
                                  • What makes up the Financial Statements of an organisation
                                  • The purpose of financial accounting
                                  • The detailed techniques of recording accounting entries (double
                                     entry bookkeeping)
                                  • The maintenance of accounting records
                                  • How a set of accounting records are closed
                                  • How the financial statements (statement of income and expenditure
                                     and statement of financial position) are prepared from the
                                     accounting records

                                  Participants will practice bookkeeping techniques through classroom
                                  exercises, business games and workshops, and will gain an understanding
                                  of how financial statements are prepared from these records.

Finance for Non Finance           For individuals with little or no formal accountancy training who need an          2 days
Professionals                     understanding of finance and its impact on their business.

                                  The objective of this course is to give participants a clear overview of:
                                  • The role of finance
                                  • Different sources of finance
                                  • Statement of income and expenditure and statement of
                                     financial position
                                  • Financial statement analysis
                                  • The importance of working capital management
                                  • Budgeting
                                  • Investment appraisal

                                  Using practical examples and case studies, this course enhances the
                                  participants’ confidence to engage with finance professionals and
                                  understand better how their role impacts on the finance function and the
                                  financial performance of their organisation.

Cash flow statements –            For finance, accounting and audit practitioners who are required to                 1 day
Fundamentals                      prepare accounts and cash flow statements.

                                  The objective of this course is to give participants a clear overview of:
                                  • The cash flow statement, its scope and application, and
                                     existing requirements
                                  • How to prepare the cash flow statement for an entity
                                  • Analysis of cash flow statements

                                  This workshop will give the audience the opportunity to practice, with
                                  examples, the fundamental techniques in preparing cash flow statements
                                  for single entities. A wide range of industries (including trading, financial
                                  services and insurance) will be covered. Participants will also apply the
                                  knowledge learned during the course to analyse a company’s performance
                                  through its cash flows.

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Cash Flow Statements –    For CFOs, finance managers, heads of finance departments, accounting          1 day
Advanced                  and audit practitioners who prepare accounts and cash flow statements,
                          and wish to practice the preparation of more advanced and complex
                          cash flows.

                          Participants will learn the techniques involved in preparing:
                          • Consolidated statements of cash flows
                          • Statements of cash flows including foreign operations
                          • Detailed analysis of cash flow statements

                          The participants will learn the techniques involved in preparing
                          consolidated statement of cash flows and the complexities of involving
                          the translation of a foreign subsidiary. They will also apply the knowledge
                          learned during the course to analyse a company’s performance through its
                          cash flows.

Financial Statement       For experienced accountants who may have theoretical knowledge of             1 day
Analysis – Fundamentals   financial statement analysis, but have little analysis experience.

                          This course will introduce participants to the critical analysis of:
                          • The statement of financial position
                          • Statement of income and expenditure
                          • The cash flow statement
                          • Using ratios and other techniques in order to assess a company’s

                          Participants will leave the course with an understanding of how to make
                          informed business decisions based on their analysis. They will learn how
                          to use analysis tools and techniques and key financial ratios, and how to
                          interpret their findings.

Financial Statement       For professionals who use financial statements to make business and/or        2 days
Analysis – Advanced       investment decisions.

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                          This course will cover the following topics, including how these impact on

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                          the meaning and interpretation of financial statements:
                          • The key uses and limitations of financial statement analysis
                          • The impact of different accounting policies
                          • Accounting estimates and off balance sheet financing
                          • Analysis and interpretation of a company’s performance
                          • Assessing the quality of reported earnings
                          • “Creative accounting” scandals
                          • Analysis of past financial performance
                          • Areas of focus – SOCI and SOFP
                          • Cash flow analysis – importance of CFS for financial statement analysis

                          Participants will improve their financial statement analysis skills, will
                          feel more confident in their ability to comment on business activities
                          and performance, and to analyse financial health for management and
                          forecasting purposes. These skills and technical knowledge will be put
                          into practice throughout the course using interactive examples and case
                          studies, putting the theory and techniques into context.

Budgeting –                       For professionals who are familiar with financial information and who           2 days
Fundamentals                      want to improve their comprehension of the budgeting process and
                                  budgetary control.

                                  Participants will learn the fundamentals of budgeting:
                                  • Why businesses prepare budgets and plans (and the difference
                                     between these)
                                  • The budgeting process
                                  • Types of budgets
                                  • The importance of assigning responsibility for budgets
                                  • Budgeting terminology
                                  • The computation and analysis of budget variances

                                  Participants will gain an insight into how the budgeting process fits into
                                  the strategic objectives of an organisation, this course will equip them with
                                  the necessary tools and skills to prepare and monitor budgets effectively.

Budgeting – Advanced              For management accountants and business unit and corporate managers             1 day
                                  with responsibility for budget preparation and management. This course
                                  covers strategic planning, management control and operational or task

                                  Participants will:
                                  • Gain an understanding of the budgetary framework and controls
                                  • Understand cash flow forecasting and the preparation of the
                                     operating statement
                                  • Recap basic principles on the budgetary framework and
                                     budgetary control
                                  • Complete a full budget preparation exercise including budgeting for;
                                     sales, production, material usage, purchases, labour cost, machine
                                     utilisation, production cost, budgeted income statement and budgeted
                                     balance sheet
                                  • Consider budget sensitivity analysis and carry out a sensitivity
                                     analysis exercise
                                  • Learn about fixed and flexible budgets and prepare a flexible budget
                                  • Learn about the cash budget

                                  Participants will cover the key issues and considerations surrounding the
                                  preparation and use of budgets and gain an understanding of why budgets
                                  are core to an organisation’s planning and control framework.

Consolidation –                   For accountants with experience of preparing accounts for a single              1 day
Fundamentals                      entity, but who require an understanding of the techniques of preparing
                                  consolidated group accounts.

                                  This course will introduce:
                                  • The circumstances under which a company may be required to prepare
                                     consolidated financial statements
                                  • The fundamental rules and techniques for preparing
                                     consolidated accounts
                                  • The presentation of consolidated accounts, and related disclosure
                                     requirements in accordance with IFRS

                                  With numerous technical examples to demonstrate and practice
                                  consolidation techniques, this course will give participants the skills they
                                  need to prepare and review consolidated financial statements.

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Consolidation – Advanced   For CFOs, finance managers, heads of consolidation, and accounting and            1 day
                           audit practitioners who prepare consolidated accounts.

                           Participants will be given the technical support and guidance to practice the
                           techniques of accounting for:
                           • Consolidated equity and goodwill
                           • Currency translation differences in relation to foreign subsidiary
                           • The purchase of shares from non‑controlling interest
                           • Sales of shares to non‑controlling interest
                           • Cash flows from investing and financing activities
                           • Consolidation in a vertical group
                           • The impact of fair value adjustments, financial instruments and non‑cash
                              purchase consideration

                           This workshop will provide the audience with detailed technical guidance on
                           the above matters, and the opportunity to practice the techniques learned,
                           giving the participants the skills required for the preparation of complex
                           consolidated accounts.

Oil and Gas Accounting –   For accountants who are new to the accounting function in the oil and gas         4 days
Fundamentals               industry and require an understanding of the accounting considerations and
                           techniques specific to this industry. (Participants on this course would be
                           expected to have sound accounts preparation knowledge and experience.)

                           This course gives participants an overview of:
                           • The financial statements of oil and gas companies
                           • The organisation of the accounting function
                           • Introduction to accounting for exploration costs
                           • Review of the drilling and the completion process
                           • Accounting for production costs and joint operations
                           • Understand reserves and resources from a measurement and
                              classification perspective

                           Participants will leave this course able to apply their accounting knowledge

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                           performance of businesses involved in oil and gas exploration and
                           production activities.

Excel and Financial        For accounting professionals with an understanding of accounting and              2 days
Modeling                   financial information and basic Excel skills, who wish to use Excel efficiently
                           for accounting and financial modelling purposes.

                           This course covers key excel and financial modelling techniques including
                           Presentable worksheet styles
                           • Presentable worksheet styles
                           • Excel shortcuts
                           • Designing models
                           • Sensitivity analysis
                           • The use of macros

                           Participants will be taught key Excel and financial modelling tips, designed
                           to enhance their skills in creating excel models which are accurate, auditable,
                           and presented appropriately for the information user.

An Introduction to                For professionals, analysts and graduates who wish to improve their           2 days
Valuations and Capital            understanding of how valuations are carried out in practice, and the
Budgeting                         challenges faced in capital budgeting.

                                  Participants will leave the course with a clear understanding of:
                                  • Methodologies and approaches to business valuations
                                  • Different types of models and when to use them
                                  • The analytical challenges of appraising different projects
                                  • The major investment tools and their functions in practice
                                  • The differences and utility of valuation methods used in the market
                                     and how to improve the reliability of estimates

                                  Upon completion of this course participants will have a firm
                                  comprehension of how to construct and assess capital budgeting models.
                                  This understanding will empower participants within the capital
                                  budgeting process and enable them to craft value creating solutions for
                                  their organisation.

Annual IFRS update                For senior finance executives, finance directors, finance managers,           1 day
seminar                           internal and external auditors.

                                  PwC’s one day annual IFRS update seminar, delivered throughout
                                  the MENA region, covers recent changes, proposed amendments and
                                  developments in key accounting standards. Case studies and worked
                                  examples to provide a technical overview and demonstrate the practical
                                  application of the standards and their impact on entities across different
                                  industry sectors. The seminars are delivered by PwC’s Partners and
                                  other senior subject matter experts; each presenter has a wide range of
                                  experience and expertise in the challenges of adopting these standards
                                  and their technical application. This is an invaluable event for finance
                                  executives and their teams from all industry sectors.

Introduction to IFRS              For experienced, or qualified accountants with little previous knowledge of   2 days
                                  International Financial Reporting Standards.

                                  This course provides an overview of IFRS, giving participants the
                                  core understanding and skills in the requirements and application of
                                  accounting standards as prescribed by the IASB. This interactive course,
                                  will guide the participants through topics including presentation of the
                                  financial statements, accounting policies and estimates, recognition of
                                  assets and liabilities, earnings per share, and consolidation of financial
                                  statements, providing guidance on meeting current accounting rules and
                                  financial reporting requirements.

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IFRS Advanced Oil and     For experienced accountants working in the oil and gas industry wishing            3 days
Gas Accounting            to gain deeper knowledge of the application of IFRS in the oil and
                          gas industry.

                          Participants will be given technical support and guidance on:
                          • Reviewing the principles of successful efforts of accounting
                          • Dealing with pre‑licence expenditures
                          • Exploration
                          • Appraisal expenditures, impairment and reserves
                          • Development lease accounting
                          • Development expenditures, unitisations, risk sharing arrangements
                          • Development business combinations, decommissioning, impairments
                          • Production expenditures, revenue, DD&A
                          • Closure decommissioning
                          • The Carbon Footprint – emissions trading schemes
                          • Hedging your Bets – financial instruments within E&P
                          • Key differences between IFRS and US GAAP

                          Participants will leave this course equipped to prepare, review and analyse
                          the financial records of an oil and gas company; with an understanding of
                          the financial reporting standards and regulation applicable to entities in
                          the industry.

IFRS technical training   For experienced accountants who are familiar with IFRS (or who have                 1–2
                          attended the course “Introduction to IFRS”) with a need to improve their        hours per
                          technical understanding, and the practical application, of a specific IFRS.     standard

                          PwC’s Academy offers training sessions to cover the technical application
                          of each IFRS. Each training session will run for 1 to 2 hours. Please contact
                          your local Academy if you would like a bespoke IFRS training package to be
                          developed for your staff, including customised examples and case studies
                          and covering the IFRS most relevant to your business.

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Internal Audit And Risk Management
Internal Audit                    For individuals new to internal audit, including new starters and guest           4 days
Fundamentals                      auditors from different technical backgrounds. This course is suitable as
                                  induction training for new starters in the internal audit function of an

                                  This course covers:
                                  • Corporate governance
                                  • The internal audit lifecycle
                                  • Basic concepts of audit strategy
                                  • Risk and control procedures
                                  • Testing and root cause analysis

                                  This course is delivered using case studies, role plays and practical examples
                                  to allow the participants to apply their knowledge and bring the internal
                                  audit to life.

Internal Audit                    Designed for those working within an internal audit department, this course       4 days
Methodology and Practice          helps participants to implement a comprehensive methodology for delivering
                                  internal audit work in full compliance with the International Standards of
                                  Internal Audit (IPPF).

                                  This comprehensive course covers:
                                  • Internal audit strategy
                                  • Identification, measurement and assessment of risk
                                  • Audit planning
                                  • Audit evidence
                                  • The audit report
                                  • Audit follow up
                                  • Quality assurance in internal audit

                                  After completing this course, participants will be able to assess risk properly
                                  and plan and execute internal audit in full compliance with IPPF. They will
                                  be able to produce the documentation and carry out the follow up necessary
                                  to ensure that maximum value is added to the organisation.

Risk Based Audit Planning         For participants already within an internal audit department who wish to          1 day
(RBIA)                            initiate risk based auditing in their organisations or to improve their current
                                  internal audit processes.

                                  This course covers:
                                  • The key principles of risk based auditing
                                  • Assurance frameworks
                                  • Assessment of an organisation’s risk maturity (risk management,
                                     strategies, registers) and their impact on the audit approach
                                  • Developing a RBIA plan, key considerations and the scope of work
                                  • Individual audit assignments

                                  Participants will be able to articulate the concepts of risk based auditing,
                                  assess their organisation’s risk maturity and understand the consequences
                                  of differing risk apetites on the internal audit plans. Participants will also
                                  understand how to plan audit assignments using a risk based methodology.

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Statistical Sampling for   For internal audit professionals who require an understanding of the              2 days
Auditors                   principles of statistical sampling and its relevance to the internal audit.

                           This course gives participants an understanding of:
                           • Principles of statistics and sampling
                           • Risks associated with sampling
                           • Sampling plans
                           • Sample selection techniques

                           Using case studies and exercises, this course shows participants clearly, how
                           sampling impacts on the effectiveness and quality of audit work. Participants
                           will become familiar with different sampling techniques, and be able to
                           choose the most appropriate technique under different circumstances.

An Introduction to         This course is for managers and work teams directly involved in business units,   2 days
Controls Self‑Assessment   functions or processes who wish to participate in assessing the organisations
                           risk management and control processes.

                           This course will help participants to:
                           • Understand and implement Controls Self‑Assessment (CSA) in
                              their organisation
                           • Understand the approaches taken in CSA, including workshops, surveys,
                              management information and analysis
                           • Function effectively in group decision making with regard to the control
                              environment, and its effectiveness
                           • Work collaboratively with internal audit to assess and manage the
                              risk environment
                           • Adopt CSA techniques, and be an effective facilitator in a CSA workshop

                           Participants will leave this course with an understanding of the benefit of
                           self‑assessment in the management of risk. They will have the knowledge to
                           assess the functionality and effectiveness of existing internal controls and
                           procedures in their organisation, determine whether these meet organisational
                           objectives and design and implement a CSA approach in their organisation.

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COSO Based Internal        For internal audit managers and above, this course helps participants to          2 days
Audit                      familiarise and implement a COSO approach to delivering internal audit

                           services. (For banking and financial services clients, BASEL III requirements
                           are also covered, and the interrelationship of the frameworks explored.)

                           Participants will learn:
                           • The role and evolution of international frameworks
                           • Key requirements of COSO (and BASEL III)
                           • Implementing COSO including:
                              • key steps
                              • pitfalls
                              • the planning stage
                              • fieldwork
                           • Effective communication of results and follow up

                           After completing the course, participants will understand the function of
                           international frameworks, identify how international frameworks may be
                           introduced in internal audit methodology, and adapt an existing approach to
                           COSO (and BASEL III) requirements.

Soft Skills for Internal           For internal auditors, up to senior manager level, who need an introduction to, or   2 days
Auditors                           a refresher course on, the essential interpersonal skills of the internal auditor.

                                   Participants will learn:
                                   • Interview styles and techniques
                                   • How and why conflict occurs and how to manage it
                                   • Effective ways to negotiate and influence
                                   • Different techniques to develop assertiveness

                                   As part of this course participants will be able to identify and refine their own
                                   effective personal style through group work, role plays and feedback.

Computer Assisted Audit            For individuals in the internal or external audit function who require an            2 days
Techniques (CAATs)                 introduction to audit testing using CAAT’s. This course introduces the most
                                   modern techniques and how to implement them in practice and includes:
                                   • Available audit techniques
                                   • Advantages of CAATs
                                   • Managing data
                                   • Test data generation,integrated testing, facility, tracing, tagging and mapping
                                   • Familiarisation with a CAAT’s tool (IDEA)

                                   Participants will also consider the use of techniques in different IT environments
                                   and how to carry out the audit of large amounts of data in the most efficient and
                                   effective manner.

The Internal Auditor –             For internal and external auditors who require an introduction to dealing with       2 days
Dealing with Fraud                 the prevention, detection and investigation of fraud or suspected fraud.

                                   This course will have a very practical focus and will include case studies.
                                   Participants will learn:
                                   • Fundamental principles for fraud management
                                   • The role of internal audit in managing fraud
                                   • Demystifying red flags
                                   • Types of fraud
                                   • Building the fraud map of your organisation
                                   • Detecting fraud in the organisation
                                   • Investigating fraud cases

                                   Participants will develop an understanding of their responsibilities in the
                                   prevention, detection and investigation of fraud. Participants will become
                                   familiar with the signs or information that warrants their additional attention,
                                   they will develop an awareness of techniques to enhance fraud detection,
                                   and understand the appropriate audit work and documentation required to
                                   substantiate audit findings, allowing them to substantiate and report their
                                   findings with clarity.

Enterprise Risk                    For executives, internal auditors and governance personnel who are                   2 days
Management (ERM)                   responsible for managing the risk landscape of their organisation.

                                   This course will assist individuals in the development of expertise to identify
                                   and assess risk, and introduce frameworks to help build effective risk
                                   management policies, systems and procedures. The topics covered will include:
                                   • The need for risk management
                                   • Emerging threats and opportunities
                                   • Risk management frameworks
                                   • The use of IT in risk management
                                   • Risk ownership
                                   • The risk management process
                                   • Risk assessment
                                   • Reporting and monitoring risk

                                   Using case studies and business simulations, this course will equip participants
                                   with techniques and skills to identify and manage their risk environment, and
                                   make effective business decisions.

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Cyber Security and Resilience
Cyber Security for          For Board members, or those preparing for membership, this course provides               1 day
the Board                   an overview of cyber security, threats and business impacts, and the Board level
(An introduction for        responsibilities for managing risk.
                            It will cover:
                            • The evolving cyber landscape, including threats and business challenges in the
                                Middle East
                            • Implementation of cyber security best practice and emerging regulations
                            • Cyber security governance and its relation to corporate governance
                            • Board level responsibilities

                            This is an interactive course, including case studies of several recent regional cyber
                            breaches as well as examples of where cyber security implementation has worked,
                            creating discussion and drawing on experience of participants and PwC’s experts.

Cyber Security for          For internal auditors who require an understanding of cyber related risks.               2 days
Internal Audit (an          The course will introduce participants an introduction to the cyber landscape and
introduction)               an understanding of:
                            • Cyber and information security threats, vulnerabilities and risks
                            • The emerging regulatory requirements and best practices for managing
                                cyber risks
                            • The business impact of cyber
                            • How to audit for cyber risks: options and their strengths and limitations

                            This is a fully interactive course, which will include real‑life case studies from the
                            region throughout. After completion of the course, participants will have a good
                            understanding of cyber security issues and how internal audit teams should apply
                            this in their workplace.

Cyber Resilience Exercise   For senior decision makers within an organisation to help them understand how            1 day
(a simulated scenario)      to deal with a cyber attack. Participants will role play as decision makers within
                            a fictitious company affected by a large scale cyber‑attack. Participants will be
                            able to:
                            • Raise awareness of cyber‑crime at senior management level
                            • Raise awareness of the potential business impacts of cyber‑crime outside of
                                technology and IT
                            • Practice decision making during a cyber‑crisis scenario
                            • Familiarise teams with the types of challenges, roles and responsibilities

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                            • Learn about the lifecycle of a cyber‑incident and the phases for
                                its managements

                            This course is delivered as a facilitated and phased exercise. Multi‑media
                            injections are provided for a sense of reality. This exercise has both internal and
                            external pressures, notably from staff, customers and the media.

                            This course can be tailored for any organisation to test the cyber‑resilience

Board Training and Corporate Governance
Introduction to Corporate         For existing and potential Board members, senior executives in governance,      2 days
Governance                        internal audit, risk, investor relations and company secretarial functions.

                                  This course looks at best practice in all key areas of Corporate Governance,
                                  • Current state and direction of best practice in Corporate Governance
                                      (international and local trends)
                                  • Roles and responsibilities of directors and senior officers
                                  • Compliance with regulations
                                  • Implementation of best practice within an organisation
                                  • How to analyse and manage risk, and implement appropriate
                                      control frameworks

                                  An interactive course, including case studies on several key corporates which
                                  have successfully implemented corporate governance procedures and others
                                  which have not been successful, creating discussion and drawing upon the
                                  experience of the participants and PwC’s experts with their combined wealth
                                  of experience.

Company Performance –             For Board members, or those preparing for membership, this course covers        1 day
Effective Monitoring and          the responsibility of the Board in the review of a company’s performance,
Review                            covering the following topics:
                                  • Effective Board packs
                                  • Preparation of Board information
                                  • Board reporting processes
                                  • Reporting formats
                                  • Dashboards and electronic solutions

                                  This course will help participants to develop an understanding of the
                                  key policies, practices and reporting practices which support the Board’s
                                  information and decision making requirements. It will also build an awareness
                                  of the integration of management and control functions with the Board’s
                                  delegations and responsibilities.

Effective Board Dynamics          For Board members, or those preparing for membership, this course covers        1 day
                                  the key features of an effective Board, how to maintain a culture of trust,
                                  respect and open dialogue in order to maintain strong Board performance.
                                  Topics covered include:
                                  • Features of an effective Board
                                  • Roles of the key players
                                  • Composition and succession
                                  • Induction and mentoring
                                  • Collegiality and creative tension
                                  • Guidelines to assist Board effectiveness (FRC, etc.)
                                  • Processes and policies
                                  • Support functions
                                  • Decision making and dilemmas
                                  • Dealing with dysfunctional behaviours
                                  • Ethics and types of power
                                  • Strategies and agreed practices for Board behaviour

                                  Using a blend of facilitator led discussion, role plays and case studies,
                                  this interactive course demonstrates the impact that Board dynamics
                                  and behaviours can have on an organisation’s success, and considers the
                                  characteristics of an effective Board.

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Risk management and    For Board members, or those preparing for membership, providing                 1 day
Fraud Prevention       participants with an opportunity to discuss approaches to and opinions on
                       successful risk management strategies, and will cover:
                       • Risk reporting frameworks (including ISO31000)
                       • Risk tools suitable for Boards (risk maps, dashboards,
                          committee reporting)
                       • Linking of risk with controls frameworks – including compliance, audit,
                          operational and delegations (including committees and management)
                       • Fraud prevention
                       • Fraud escalation and reporting issues, including whistleblowing and
                          regulatory developments (external reporting, monetary incentives)
                       • Fraud programs and budgeting
                       • Role of the risk and governance officers in fraud frameworks

                       The course will help participants to focus upon the Board’s responsibility
                       for risk appetite and monitoring, providing awareness of how risk is defined
                       and reported to the Board, the various aspects which impact upon Board
                       decisions regarding or incorporating risk, and methods by which the Board
                       monitors risk. An awareness of the issues regarding key players in risk
                       control will be developed.

Update for Audit       For internal audit committee members, senior managers and executives,           1 day
Committees             this update covers significant corporate governance developments corporate
                       reporting and technical accounting developments impacting the audit
                       committee and its remit including common themes that continue to emerge
                       from the regulators, considering recent developments in:
                       • Corporate governance developments impacting the Board and
                           audit committee
                       • Latest developments in corporate reporting
                       • Current and emerging reporting practices
                       • Areas of focus for the regulators
                       • Developments in IFRS

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                       Essential for participants wishing to keep up to date with developments in
                       this field.

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Regulatory framework   For Board members, or those preparing for membership, providing:                ½ day

                       • An introduction to the five OECD elements of corporate governance and
                          the IFC guidelines
                       • Local corporate governance codes
                       • Local regulatory issues related to corporate governance such as director
                          duties under company law, reporting requirements, corporate and
                          personal data protection, electronic communication, etc.
                       • Reference to other extra‑territorial laws such as the UK Bribery Act and
                          FCPA, which can affect group entities and Board liability

                       Participants will gain an awareness of the internationally accepted “building
                       blocks” for corporate governance frameworks, and how companies can
                       use these common themes to develop an understandable, consistent and
                       sustainable system. They will also develop an understanding of which
                       components are selected by regulators to apply to their market participants
                       and how these can affect international business.

Board Effectiveness               For Board members, or those preparing for membership, this course covers          1 day
                                  key factors that contribute to Board effectiveness, including how to measure
                                  effectiveness and lessons learned.

                                  This course will cover the importance of:
                                  • Strong leadership, clear purpose, appropriate composition and size and a
                                     good balance between cohesion and challenge
                                  • Appropriate decision‑making
                                  • Access to high quality information
                                  • Good secretarial and administrative support
                                  • Effective Boardroom behaviours including what makes an effective
                                     non‑executive Director
                                  • Individual members/whole Board considerations
                                  • Board effectiveness reviews including an objective discussion of internal
                                     versus external reviews
                                  • The review process to be followed and topics to be covered
                                  • Emerging best practices in reporting

                                  Participants will leave this course with a clear understanding of the roles and
                                  responsibilities of the Board, and why continual review of board performance
                                  is crucial to the ongoing success of the organisation.

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Fraud and Forensic
Anti‑Bribery &             For individuals working for or representing entities subject to the Foreign    2 days
Anti‑Corruption (FCPA      Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) or UK Bribery Act.
/ UK Bribery Act / Local
Regulations)               This course covers the following topics:
                           • FCPA – Key areas of the FCPA
                           • U.K. Bribery Act 2010 – Key areas of U.K. Bribery Act 2010 regulations
                           • Local Anti‑Bribery and Corruption Laws and Regulations
                           • Anti‑Bribery matters relating to travel, entertainment, gifts and
                              similar payments
                           • Anti‑corruption trends and legislation
                           • Enforcement Actions and Trends (including reporting of potential bribery
                              and corruption violations.)
                           • Compliance Standards
                           • (Optional – your organisation’s specific policies on Anti‑Bribery and

                           Participants will leave this course with an understanding of the fundamental
                           provisions of the FCPA and other applicable bribery and corruption laws and
                           regulations and an ability to distinguish between permitted and prohibited
                           transactions. They will have the confidence to respond appropriately to “red
                           flags” of possible bribery and corruption violations.

Anti Money Laundering      For individuals responsible for, or with a desire to enhance their knowledge   2 days
                           in, Anti‑Money Laundering (AML) programmes, fraud risk and economic
                           crime. Regulators or consultants working in the financial services sector.

                           This course will cover:
                           • Introduction to money laundering, the mechanics, current trends and
                              international perspectives
                           • Local initiatives in combating money laundering activities.
                           • AML legislation – overview of key areas
                           • Law enforcement
                           • AML risks associated with specific industries (including banking,
                              insurance, and telecommunication.)

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                           • Compliance requirements (including appointment of MLRO/AML
                              officers, customer identification requirements, suspicious transactions
                              monitoring and reporting.)
                           • Awareness training and record keeping
                           • Criminalisation of money laundering, civil and criminal liabilities for

                           Participants will leave this course with an understanding of the Mechanics
                           of AML, the key areas of AML legislation and the impact of non‑compliance
                           with AML policies and regulations.

Fraud Awareness and               For staff who need an awareness of the risk of economic crime, including     2 – 3 days
Prevention                        risk assurance, internal audit and fraud prevention employees.

                                  This course introduces participants to:
                                  • The definition of fraud
                                  • Global problems and regional issues
                                  • Types of fraud with a focus on: corruption, asset misappropriation and
                                     financial misstatement.
                                  • The Fraud Triangle
                                  • Indicators of fraud
                                  • Anti‑Bribery and corruption related regulations
                                  • Key elements of prevention – anti‑fraud strategies, policies and
                                  • Detection – how to discover fraud? The role of communication and
                                     reporting channels and detection tools

                                  Participants will leave the course understanding what fraud is, its
                                  indicators and the impact of fraud within an organisation. They will be
                                  equipped with knowledge and tools that can be implemented to prevent
                                  and detect fraud.

Initial and Advanced              For those individuals who are tasked with the management of investigations   1 – 2 days
Management of Fraud               of fraud.

                                  This course will help participants develop the skills required to manage a
                                  fraud investigation, covering topics including:
                                  • Methods of investigations
                                  • Interview techniques
                                  • Gathering and management of evidence
                                  • Oversight by the organisation’s leadership
                                  • Direction by outside Counsel
                                  • Investigation tools including forensic technology and intelligence
                                  • Reporting findings to management and other relevant entities

                                  At the end of the training participants will be able to effectively manage
                                  a fraud investigation. They will have been introduced to leading practices
                                  in conducting interviews, collecting and managing evidence and writing
                                  reports on factual findings. Participants will also learn the significant
                                  differences between conducting investigations and conducting an internal
                                  audit project.

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Applying Forensic           For individuals working in internal audit, risk assurance and compliance and   1 – 3 days
Technology in prevention,   investigation departments.
detection and response to
fraud                       This course covers the use of technology to enhance the efficiency of fraud
                            control and investigation, covering techniques including:
                            • Data analytics
                            • Mobile Forensics
                            • Network Forensics
                            • RAM/Volatile Forensics
                            • Internet Forensics

                            Participants will leave this course with knowledge of the industry leading
                            methodologies and practices in the use of forensic technology.

Difference between          This course is ideal for internal auditors who may be required to conduct          1 day
Fraud Investigation and     fraud investigations.
conducting an Internal
Audit Project               This course will enable participants to:
                            • Appreciate the interaction of internal audit and forensic investigations
                            • Understand how fraud examiners and internal audit professionals team
                               up to prevent and investigate economic crime
                            • Understand areas such as purposes of investigations, stakeholders, scope,
                               use of techniques, interaction with lawyers and law enforcement agencies
                               and reporting

                            At the end of the training participants will be able to understand and
                            distinguish between an internal audit and fraud investigation, and the
                            importance of each role in an organisation.

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Project Management
Project Management –              For individuals new to project management and project planning, with no         2 days
Fundamentals                      prior formal project management experience or training.

                                  This course will introduce participants to the following:
                                  • The project management process
                                  • Project management terminology
                                  • Key components of a successful project plan
                                  • Common reasons why projects succeed or fail
                                  • The project life‑cycle
                                  • Project governance

                                  Participants will leave this course with an understanding of the
                                  principles of successful project management, and the skills which can be
                                  implemented in their project management role in the workplace.

Project Management –              For project professionals and project team leaders with some experience         3 days
Intermediate                      in project management. This course will enhance capability in project
                                  management, review and control.

                                  This course will look in detail at:
                                  • Preparation of project plans
                                  • Identifying outcomes and risks
                                  • Human resource management; selecting, briefing and managing the
                                     project team
                                  • Monitoring project progress, delivering results
                                  • Identifying and responding to problems, effective decision making, and
                                     updating the project plan
                                  • Communicating with stakeholders; understanding their objectives and
                                     presenting results

                                  Using interactive case studies, group discussions and real life examples,
                                  participants will refine their project management skills and their ability to
                                  communicate project progress and results to stakeholders. They will also
                                  benefit from improved decision making, greater personal effectiveness and
                                  an increased ability to manage project teams effectively to achieve project
                                  and organisational goals.

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Project Management
Project Management –     For project managers, leaders and team members with little knowledge or      2 days
Accounting and Finance   experience of corporate accounting and project accounting and finance.

                         This course will improve the participant’s understanding of:
                         • Why businesses take on projects – long term corporate objectives
                         • Determining the long term profitability of a project and defining
                            expected and minimum acceptable outcomes using techniques including:
                            • Return on Investment (ROI)
                            • Net Present Values (NPV)
                            • Break even analysis
                            • Internal rate of return (IRR)
                            • Sensitivity analysis
                         • The financial and budget cycles of a business
                         • Forecasting project costs and aligning project requirements with
                            corporate financial objectives
                         • The differences between project cash flows and project profitability
                         • Cash flow management
                         • Monitoring of project financial performance, dealing with unexpected
                            expenses and changes in project funding plans

                         Using simulated case studies and interactive examples, the participant
                         will gain a greater understanding of the measurement of the financial
                         and economic value of projects, and its contribution to organisational
                         objectives. They will also better understand how to manage project funding
                         requirements in line with organisational financial resources.

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Mini MBA Programme
PwC’s Mini MBA                      PwC’s acclaimed Mini MBA programme is for current or aspiring managers,         9 modules
Programme                           seasoned or budding entrepreneurs who wish to gain the business skills               (100
                                    provided by a traditional MBA programme, without incurring the time and            hours)
                                    costs of a full time programme.

                                    Today’s businesses require managers and leaders who have specialised
                                    skills which they are able to use in synergy within the larger organisational
                                    structure. PwC’s Mini MBA comprises of 9 specially designed modules
                                    carefully chosen to provide a systematic framework and clear structure
                                    for understanding organisations. We have developed a unique mapping
                                    technique to link the modules and create a successful business strategy.

Business Breakdown and Map                    Corporate and Business Strategy            People Management

12 hours of training                          12 hours of training                       12 hours of training
•    Vision and mission statement             •   Critical success factors               •   HR as a strategic partners
•    Stakeholder analysis                     •   External and internal analysis         •   The HR cycle
•    Corporate governance                     •   Strategies for innovation              •   Motivation
•    Business mapping (introduction)          •   Forecasting                            •   Internal culture

Management Skills                             Marketing                                  Leadership and Negotiation

12 hours of training                          12 hours of training                       12 hours of training
•    Time / Stress Management                 •   Marketing overview                     •   Leadership vs management
•    Effective Communication                  •   The marketing mix                      •   Emotional Intelligence
•    Teambuilding                             •   Branding                               •   Leadership styles
•    Negotiation skills                       •   CRM                                    •   Action based leadership

Accounting and Financial                      Project Management and                     Linking it all together
Management                                    Business Processes

12 hours of training                          12 hours of training                       18 hours of training
•    Purpose of financial strategy            •   Project Management methodologies       • Conclusion to business mapping
•    Financial statement analysis             •   The project life cycle                 • Introduction to the case study
•    Budgeting                                •   Business operations
•    Risk Management                          •   Quality issues

                                    The programme has a focus on practical examples and case studies, giving
                                    the participants the confidence to apply their learning in the workplace.
                                    Participants who successfully complete all modules will be awarded PwC’s
                                    Mini MBA.

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