Audit & Risk


NAO publishes interactive round-up of resources

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The National Audit Office has published its first interactive round-up of its publications that could help organisations with governance and oversight, risk management and strategic management issues.

Advice for avoiding cybercrime

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The incidence of, and cost of, cybercrime continues to rise, but there are steps that companies and individuals can take to limit their exposure to cybercriminals.

Chartered IIA conference: delegates told to "go for greater depth"

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James Turner, director of group finance at Prudential Plc, told delegates at this year's Chartered IIA conference that in his heart he will always be an internal auditor – but that his current role had taught him major lessons about the risks in his business.

Chartered IIA conference: "put risk culture back on the agenda"

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Delegates at this year's Chartered IIA conference were advised to focus more on risk culture throughout their organisation - "the next disaster is incubating now," said Richard Anderson, immediate past president of the Institute of Risk Management.

IIA Global seeks views on integrated reporting

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The global IIA is formulating an international position to help explain the role of internal audit and strategic approaches to integrated reporting. Members are invited to respond to a short survey by 30 November.

And the winners are...

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The winners of the 2016 Audit & Risk Awards, sponsored by Mazars, are an eclectic group - but all showed exemplary standards and demonstrated inspirational levels of performance. So who are they?

CEOs plan post-Brexit relocations

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A survey of CEOs of large companies by KPMG shows that, while the Brexit vote has not dampened their confidence, it has made many look at contingency plans that include relocating operations or headquarters into EU countries.


Looking to the future

Ian Peters, chief executive of the Chartered IIA, reflects on a successful three years before embarking on the next three.

Policy Blog

Commonsense principles of internal audit

Following a fresh attempt by a group of influential US business leaders to define good corporate governance, policy director Alisdair McIntosh considers the role and importance of internal audit in the debate.


Unlocking the true value of internal audit

I have encountered various approaches to delivering internal audit, the one constant being that internal auditors should consistently add value, writes Steve Stanbury, director of internal audit, City University London.


In conversation with Ed Balls

Former Shadow Chancellor and Internal Audit 2016 keynote speaker Ed Balls shares his thoughts on the confluence of government and corporate governance, and why it’s important to take a step back when assessing risk.

The IIA: find out more

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Careers advice

Chartered by Experience

There is a new route to becoming a chartered internal auditor: Chartered by Experience.

Room to grow

If you feel stuck in your role or sector, yet are keen to progress in an internal auditing career, what are your options? You could become a non-executive director or contribute your experience to higher education, suggests Ann Brook CFIIA.

Time to volunteer

Rachel Bowden, chair of the IIA’s Guidance Working Group, explains why she started volunteering and what she has gained from the experience.

Training & Development

PwC launches cyber-breach simulation game for executives

Big four consultancy PwC has launched "Game of Threats" – an interactive game to teach senior executives the risks of cyber-attacks and encourage them to test how they would respond in real time.

CPD: work in progress

Staying up to date is essential if you want to have a successful career in internal audit – and the IIA’s CPD competency framework is designed to help.


Mindset & influence: the personal audit

Your mindset is the biggest tool for your job as it is the key to influencing those around you. Honing these soft skills is just as important as developing your technical expertise, writes Diane Ingham-Cook, a consultant at Effective Training.

Root Cause Analysis: a powerful tool for internal audit

Often internal audit will flag up the same issues time and again without getting to the crux, or root cause, of the issue. This is why Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is essential to improving audits, writes James Paterson, the founder of Risk & Assurance Insights.

Mapping the road to assurance

Assurance maps are a vital tool that guide internal audits and give audit committees peace of mind. Sandie Dawson, director at Dawson Corporate Advisory, offers insight into effective assurance mapping.