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Reputation, reputation, reputation

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The old adage that you should never do anything that you wouldn't want your mother to read about in the tabloids has never been truer than in the case of several stories to hit the press in the past week. These should provide a reminder of the importance both of having an emergency response plan to deal with such reputational disasters and of regularly doing everything possible to foster and monitor the right culture throughout the business.

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Our technical helpline provides valuable advice to members on a host of professional issues. Here are some of the questions you’ve submitted recently.

Tap into a rich resource

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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?

Positive feedback

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Mid-Kent Audit provides internal audit shared services to four borough councils. In 2013, when facing a year of regulatory and staff changes, it decided to seek an external quality assessment with the IIA. This year it asked the IIA to assess its subsequent progress. So what did it gain from the experience?
Words: Ruth Prickett

CAA aims higher

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Audit follow-up processes can be a neglected part of internal audit, according to Gillian Scott-Wood, internal and health and safety auditor at the Civil Aviation Authority. She explains how the CAA has recently improved its follow-up processes and the lessons it has learnt from the experience.
Words: Ruth Prickett

Volunteering pays

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Becoming a trustee in the not-for-profit sector can be a shrewd and rewarding move. Opportunities abound and
there’s a lot for internal auditors to gain: not least acquiring board-level experience that places you in a stronger position to become a non-executive director in the future.
Words: Wilma Tulloch
Illustrations: Toby Morison

Strategy: what does the future hold?

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“Changing technologies, regulations and economic circumstances will have a real impact on internal audit in coming years and will inform the institute’s priorities in our next three-year strategy,” says Ian Peters, CEO of the IIA.

News round-up

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We round up the latest business and regulatory news to affect the internal audit profession.

Exclusive preview: Audit & Risk July/August

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Becoming a trustee in the not-for-profit sector can be a shrewd and rewarding move. Opportunities abound and
there’s a lot for internal auditors to gain: not least acquiring board-level experience that places you in a stronger position to become a non-executive director in the future.
Words: Wilma Tulloch
Illustrations: Toby Morison

Blog

IIA examines contract and supplier risk

A forthcoming IIA research project will look at how organisations manage their supply chain risks – and where internal audit should be involved, writes Ian Peters, CEO of the IIA.

Policy Blog

Implementing the IIA financial services code – how are we doing?

Our survey of heads of internal audit and interviews with audit committee chairs reveals significant changes in how internal audit operates in the sector since the code was introduced in July 2013, says David Lyscom, policy director at the IIA.

Opinion

One-man band: sharing is vital

“Working with no staff has a number of advantages and disadvantages. It means that you have hands-on experience of, potentially, every aspect of the organisation you work for,” says John Collier PIIA, head of audit and risk management, the Economist Group.

Profile

Agile auditing

It is as important for internal auditors to understand the philosophy of their internal audit function and the soft skills that it requires as it is to have technical expertise, argues Phil Gerrard, director of internal audit at Rolls-Royce. He explains how this approach is helping his team to develop and add value to its relationship with managers, non-executive directors and shareholders.
Words: Ruth Prickett
Photographs: Peter Searle

The IIA: find out more

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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

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?

What every director should know

Two years after its first publication, the IIA has published an updated and revised version of its "What Every Director Should Know" guide. So what's changed and who should read it?

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Our technical helpline provides valuable advice to members on a host of professional issues. Here are some of the questions you’ve submitted recently.