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What every director should know

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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?

Q&A: You asked us

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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.

Disaster alert

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The Centre for Risk Studies, part of Cambridge University’s Judge Business School, has published the first four reports in a new series examining the global impact of fictional – but plausible – disasters. We talk to one of the reports’ authors about their model and ask how internal auditors can help their organisation to benefit from such extreme “what-if” planning.
Words: Wilma Tulloch
Illustration: Toby Morison

Free and fair?

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The electoral system is fundamental to both the ideals and practice of democracy. As the UK goes to the polls, we look at the role of internal audit at the Electoral Commission and consider the challenges posed by technological changes and an increasingly complex range of political activity.
Words: Neil Hodge

Fit for the future

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Andrew Gallagher, group audit director at BAE Systems, explains why the organisation’s internal audit team has undergone a major transformation programme over the past three years and discusses the thorny issues of supply chains, culture and global regulation.
Words: Ruth Prickett
Photos: Phil Bourne

A global future

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Our recent announcement of our agreement with IIA Global to introduce the CIA certification and the new Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL) has benefits for all members. It’s a step that will not only provide student members with a more flexible exam system and a globally recognised certificate, but will also add a new senior-level qualification for heads of internal audit. So what will this mean for you?

News round-up

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

Training: drivers of positive change

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I need to be sure that everyone works to the same standard, no matter what other qualifications they hold or what professional field or country they come from, says
Mark Carawan, chief auditor, Citigroup

Power plays: internal audit under pressure

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The good news is that our stakeholders view internal auditing as one of the most honest and ethical professions. The bad news is that that may not always be what they seem to want, explains Richard F Chambers, president and CEO of IIA Global.

Qualifications: an international profession

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“Internal auditors for global companies need to be able to work across a range of geographies and their employers need to be able to ensure consistent internal audit practices across the business,” writes Ian Peters, CEO of the IIA.

Auditing the Election

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Today’s election will be run to the highest standards of integrity and confidentiality thanks to effective risk management overseen by internal audit.

Exclusive preview: Audit & Risk May/June

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Free and fair? The electoral system is fundamental to both the ideals and practice of democracy. As the UK goes to the polls, we look at the role of internal audit at the Electoral Commission and consider the challenges posed by technological changes and an increasingly complex range of political activity.
Words: Neil Hodge

Exclusive preview: Audit & Risk May/June

in Features

The recent announcement of the IIA's agreement with IIA Global to introduce the CIA certification and the new Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL) has benefits for all members. It’s a step that will not only provide student members with a more flexible exam system and a globally recognised certificate, but will also add a new senior-level qualification for heads of internal audit. So what will this mean for you?

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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.

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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

Great expectations

Paul Kaczmar FIIA, newly elected president of the IIA, explains why internal audit should be more aspirational about its scope and value to business and reveals how he hopes to see the institute’s work in this area develop in the coming year.
Words: Ruth Prickett
Photographs: Greg Funnell

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

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?

A global future

Our recent announcement of our agreement with IIA Global to introduce the CIA certification and the new Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL) has benefits for all members. It’s a step that will not only provide student members with a more flexible exam system and a globally recognised certificate, but will also add a new senior-level qualification for heads of internal audit. So what will this mean for you?

Training: drivers of positive change

I need to be sure that everyone works to the same standard, no matter what other qualifications they hold or what professional field or country they come from, says
Mark Carawan, chief auditor, Citigroup

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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?

Q&A: You asked us

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

Top tips for managing social media risk

The FCA is drafting guidelines to help financial services organisations deal with their increasing use of social media. Much of the advice will also be useful for those in less strictly regulated sectors. So what areas should organisations be considering now? James Leavesley, CEO of CrowdControlHQ gives his top tips.