Audit & Risk

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IT auditing: the most common challenges

in Features

With the pace of change in technology, auditing IT has never been more challenging. Aidan Simister, senior vice-president of Lepide Software, breaks down the key considerations.

Root Cause Analysis: a powerful tool for internal audit

in Features

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.

How would Brexit impact cyber security?

in News

A straw poll suggests that nearly two-thirds of information security professionals believe Brexit would not weaken the UK's resilience to cyber attacks.

Inside job

in Features

Not only is the majority of fraud perpetrated by insiders, but the incidence of such fraud is rising. Why is this happening, what can be done to stop it and how should internal audit be responding to this rising threat?

Auditing in times of change

in Features

Internal audit needs to not only adapt to a constantly changing environment, but actually seek ways to add value to that change, writes Adam Grossman, senior audit manager at AIG.

Health scare

in Features

The UK’s National Health Service is one of the country’s most revered institutions, but it is far from rude financial health.

Blog

Culture: embedding best behaviour

Organisations that embody the new approach to culture are shifting the focus to rewarding the right behaviours rather than punishing the wrong behaviours, writes Ian Peters, CEO of the Chartered IIA.

Policy Blog

Time to review the financial services code

The Chartered IIA's code for effective internal audit in the financial services sector is set to be reviewed. Early signs of adoption have been overwhelmingly positive, writes policy director Alisdair McIntosh.

Opinion

Virtues: Passion. Commitment. Integrity.

Successful internal audit teams need people who are passionate about what they do. Passion can be infectious and help to build effective relationships and deliver results, writes Sir Gerry Grimstone, chairman of Standard Life.

Profile

Close co-operation

After a challenging period the Co-operative Group is returning to its former glory. For Saleem Chowdhery, the Co-op’s director of group internal audit, the work’s not over just yet.

The IIA: find out more

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Jobs

(Senior) Internal Auditor

The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking to recruit for its Inspectorate General Directorate (IG) – Internal Audit Department (IA) at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a (Senior) Internal Auditor

Senior Auditor (4 posts)

Reference number: 1496794
London / Manchester / Newcastle / Nottingham
£38,674 - £43,451 (London) £35,761- £40,194 (National) + excellent benefits

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

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.

Tap into a rich resource

The IIA's website has loads of useful and important resources for members and the institute is committed to improving services by putting digital at its heart. So what is available – and where can you find it?

Tools

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.

Practical approaches to auditing culture

Corporate culture is high on audit committees' agendas, but few understand what to look for and how to measure something as nebulous and intangible as culture. Alexander Glebovskiy, internal auditor at an FCA-regulated firm, shares his advice.