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New guide on pension administration agreements

in News

The Pensions Management Institute has produced a guide to help trustees, administrators and employers to identify the key principles to consider when deciding how to set out agreements.

Irish volunteer wins IIA special award

in News

Nuala Comerford PIIA has received this year’s Special Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the institute and the profession in Ireland.

IIA awards prizes

in Features

Each year the IIA awards prizes to the students who have passed all their exam papers first time and achieved the best aggregate results. This year Steven Eldridge, senior internal auditor at Mazars, won the Peter Hook Prize for best performance in the IIA Advanced Diploma exams.

IIA elects new president

in News

The IIA has elected Paul Kaczmar FIIA as president and Mark Carawan FIIA as deputy president.

High performers: the IIA HIA conference round-up

in Features

The IIA’s heads of internal audit conference took place on 30 October. Speakers discussed topics on the theme of High performing internal audit: a fresh perspective. We round up a few of the subjects covered.

Time for change

in Features

IIA Global recently published some significant developments and amendments to its International Professional Practice Framework.
So how will these changes affect you?

Market values

in Features

Companies are looking to raise money on the stock market again, and this is putting pressure on their internal auditors. The risks to organisations are clear – as the government found out when it was accused of selling Royal Mail too cheaply last year. However, there are also risks for internal audit teams, who are being urged to offer assurance on key corporate events but must not risk their independence.
Words: Neil Hodge

Balancing act

in Features

Do you know your company’s risk appetite? Does everyone else in your organisation? If you can’t answer yes to both these questions, you need to ask your board why not and explain why it can’t manage without it.
Words: Ruth Prickett
Illustration: Toby Morison

Growing pains

in Features

After a long slump, markets are starting to grow again –which may be good news. However, as companies start to develop growth strategies, it’s important that someone in the organisation monitors the quality of the information behind big decisions and progress as the strategy starts to evolve in practice. Step forward internal audit.
Words: Neil Hodge

News round-up

in News

A selection of the latest news stories relating to internal audit.

Going solo: lessons from the front line

in Features

In 2006 I decided to re-invent myself as an internal audit consultant – a breed I’m afraid I had previously regarded with some scepticism and much suspicion, writes Ross Fraser CFIIA, internal audit consultant.

Measuring success: outcomes or outputs?

in Features

Internal audit departments that have clear objectives and are clearly aligned with their stakeholders’ goals tend to be much better respected… They are seen as providing more value for the money, says Richard F Chambers, president and CEO of IIA Global.

BCI publishes supply chain resilience paper

in News

The Business Continuity Institute has published its second paper on supply chain resilience looking at the relationships between suppliers and the frequency and cost of disruption.

Blog

Progress: code and guidance boost IIA's role

Our Governance and Risk Report 2014 makes it clear that expectations of internal audit are still rising and that crucial relationships with the board and audit committee are improving, says Ian Peters, CEO of the IIA.

Policy Blog

Don’t ignore the culture challenge

David Lyscom, policy director at the IIA, urges internal auditors to stop being afraid of auditing culture and suggests ways to start engaging with the key issues.

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

Learning curve

They say that true job satisfaction comes from achievable goals. Julian Wynter explains why he hopes that a new IIA accreditation programme will help the internal audit team at Standard Chartered Bank achieve its aspirations.
Words: Ruth Prickett Photographs: Peter Searle

The IIA: find out more

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Jobs

SENIOR AUDITOR

Cambridge City Council
£31,160 to £34,894 pa

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

IIA awards prizes

Each year the IIA awards prizes to the students who have passed all their exam papers first time and achieved the best aggregate results. This year Steven Eldridge, senior internal auditor at Mazars, won the Peter Hook Prize for best performance in the IIA Advanced Diploma exams.

High performers: the IIA HIA conference round-up

The IIA’s heads of internal audit conference took place on 30 October. Speakers discussed topics on the theme of High performing internal audit: a fresh perspective. We round up a few of the subjects covered.

Speaker’s corner

Sara I James reveals the inspirational line-up for the Irish and Scottish conferences.

Tools

Time for change

IIA Global recently published some significant developments and amendments to its International Professional Practice Framework.
So how will these changes affect you?

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.