Modern Integrated Audit Approach

About the Author

Michael Lapelosa, CISA

Michael Lapelosa, CISA, is a 20-year seasoned Internal Audit Professional with experience in financial services, state government and healthcare.


Michael’s responsibilities have included Internal Audit, Performance Appraisal TQM, and Information Security.


Michael is very active with The IIA as both a member of The IIA Government Relations Committee and Past President of the New York Chapter.


He is a member of the Executive Committee of the ISACA New York Chapter.


Michael is a frequent instructor and seminar leader for the Institute of Internal Auditors, USDA Graduate School, and the Foundation for Accounting Education (FAE) teaching various seminars including:


¨     Internal Auditor’s Toolkit

¨     Integrated Auditing

¨     Internal Auditors Best Practices

¨     Internal Auditors Standards and Quality Assurance

¨     Computer Fraud

¨     CISA Review Course

¨     Risk Assessment

¨     COSO Self Assessment

¨     EDP Auditing

¨     Auditing a Paperless Environment

¨     Auditing for Fraud: A Proactive Approach

¨     Auditing Local Area Networks

¨     SDLC Auditing: Hitting the Hot Spots

¨     Effective Audit Testing.


He is an Adjunct Professor at Baruch College teaching Accounting Information Systems.


Michael has published several articles including Internal Auditor Toolkit, Internal Auditing and the New Model Economy, Outsourcing Self Test, and Auditing Factoring Companies.

His publication “Internal Auditor Toolkit” digitalSeminarTM, a complete seminar including PowerPoint slides accompanied with a digital soundtrack, is available on CD for both individual and chapter training at both and

Modern Integrated Audit Approach



Developing an Integrated Audit Approach is certainly not a new topic for Audit Managers.  In fact that subject has been the topic of numerous conference sessions, publications, and speeches.

Unfortunately developing this approach is always time-consuming because of the many factors including the complexity of the information technology employed, the complexity of organizational processes, and the ever-changing environments in which the modern organizations functions.

As an Audit Director and Information Technology Auditor Michael Lapelosa is well aware of the challenges of developing such an approach.  He has struggled with this challenge for many years. 

Throughout this digital product he will share a standardized approach that he has developed to perform integrated audits in today’s dynamic business environment.

Included in this publication is an actual work program that he developed in MS word format that you can modify and use.

"Modern Integrated Audit Approach Presentation"

Click the link above to open the PowerPoint presentation.  Then click the left mouse button each time you would like to view the next item. 

This PowerPoint presentation will show you how to develop a Modern Integrated Audit Approach (MIAA) including:



Benefits of Using

Elements of MIAA


Critical Success Factors

Pitfalls to Avoid


Control Design

Risk Assessment



"Modern Integrated Audit Approach Work Program"

The modern integrated audit approach combines elements of several traditional audit areas including financial, operational, and information technology.

Using this approach permits one audit of an auditable entity with one comprehensive report.

One additional benefit is that this approach assists in staff development and retention.

Click the link above to open the audit program in MS Word.

This publication address the four basics phases of a modern integrated audit approach:





This enclosed work program addressing each of these phases in standard workpaper format using MS Word to facilitation modification to each Audit Department’s standards and to complete each audit efficiently.

The work program contains over 50 steps required to complete an audit using this approach.

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