Audit Committee Certification Program

Discover the Audit Committee Certification Program (A.C.C.) and elevate your governance expertise with CGTI.


Audit Committee Certification Program


The Audit Committee Certification Program (A.C.C.) at the Caribbean Governance Training Institute (CGTI), spearheaded by the esteemed leadership of Peter Ostapchuk, stands as a beacon of excellence in the realm of governance education within the Caribbean region. This program, meticulously crafted and continuously refined, represents a cornerstone in the development of competent and proficient audit committee members, vital to ensuring the integrity and transparency of organizations across various sectors.

At the helm of this initiative, Peter Ostapchuk, a seasoned expert in governance practices and corporate accountability, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. With a distinguished career spanning decades in advisory roles, Ostapchuk’s leadership infuses the ACC with a blend of academic rigor, practical insight, and a profound commitment to advancing governance standards throughout the Caribbean.

The ACC is meticulously structured to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the multifaceted role of audit committees within organizations. Through a combination of theoretical learning, case studies, interactive workshops, and real-world simulations, participants are immersed in a dynamic learning environment that mirrors the complexities of modern governance challenges.

The program curriculum covers a broad spectrum of topics essential to effective audit committee oversight, including but not limited to:

  1. Governance Frameworks: Participants gain insights into the overarching principles and best practices that underpin effective governance structures, including the roles and responsibilities of audit committees within these frameworks.
  2. Regulatory Compliance: In an ever-evolving regulatory landscape, understanding and adhering to applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards is paramount. The ACC equips participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate compliance requirements effectively.
  3. Financial Reporting and Analysis: A cornerstone of audit committee oversight, financial literacy is emphasized throughout the program. Participants learn to interpret financial statements, assess financial performance, and evaluate the adequacy of internal controls.
  4. Risk Management: With risks inherent in every business endeavor, audit committees play a critical role in identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks to safeguard organizational assets and reputation. The ACCP provides participants with a robust framework for risk oversight and management.
  5. Internal Audit Function: Participants gain insights into the role of internal audit in providing independent assurance and advisory services to the organization. Topics include internal audit planning, execution, reporting, and follow-up processes.
  6. Ethical Leadership: Upholding the highest standards of ethics and integrity is a fundamental responsibility of audit committee members. The ACC instills ethical decision-making principles and guides participants in navigating ethical dilemmas effectively.

Throughout the program, participants engage in dynamic discussions, collaborative problem-solving exercises, and hands-on simulations that mirror real-world governance scenarios. Faculty members, drawn from a diverse pool of seasoned practitioners, academic scholars, and regulatory experts, facilitate learning experiences that are both intellectually stimulating and practically relevant.

The ACC is not merely a passive learning experience; it is a transformative journey that empowers participants to become catalysts for positive change within their organizations and communities. Beyond acquiring technical knowledge, participants develop critical thinking skills, strategic acumen, and the confidence to navigate the complexities of governance with competence and integrity.

One of the distinguishing features of the ACC is its commitment to continuous learning and professional development. Upon completion of the program, participants join a vibrant alumni network comprising past graduates, faculty members, industry leaders, and governance experts. This network serves as a valuable resource for ongoing learning, knowledge sharing, and networking opportunities, further enhancing the impact and sustainability of the program.

Under the visionary leadership of Peter Ostapchuk, the ACC at CGTI continues to set the standard for governance education excellence in the Caribbean region. By empowering audit committee members with the knowledge, skills, and ethical foundation needed to fulfill their fiduciary duties effectively, the program contributes to the long-term sustainability, resilience, and success of organizations across diverse sectors. As governance remains a cornerstone of organizational success in an increasingly complex and interconnected world, the ACC stands as a testament to the power of education to drive positive change and build a brighter future for generations to come.

Audit Committee Certification Program


AFTERNOON: 1:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M., EVENINGS: 6:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.

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