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FRC to focus on company culture and behaviour in 2015

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The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has noted many improvements in its recent report on compliance with UK Corporate Governance Code and increasing numbers of signatories to the Stewardship Code, however there are still areas for improvement, it warns.

Fighting fires – how IA can help prevent arson

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Nearly half of all fires in the UK are caused by arson, but many organisations pay little attention to the threat and the risks it presents. What can internal audit do about it, asks Christian Thurow.

Conquering compliance

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What are your business’s top compliance wishes and can they come true? We asked the experts at Symantec.

Commission accomplished?

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The Audit Commission will close on 31 March. What does this mean for internal auditors in local government?

Prize performance

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Abigail Francis, principal auditor at Mazars, won this year’s Charles Duly Prize for the best aggregate performance in the IIA Diploma exams. She explains how she did it.

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.

Whistle while you work?

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Ireland’s first comprehensive legislation to protect whistleblowers came into force last year. What does it do and is it working effectively so far?
Words: Neil Hodge

The Audit & Risk awards 2015

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Spotted a rising star? Tell us more. Help us to discover the best working in the profession today and celebrate their success.

Fair play

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How well do you know UK competition law and how scrupulously does your organisation ensure compliance? The new Competition and Markets Authority has stronger powers and a bigger appetite for enforcement than its predecessors. So what activities could get businesses into trouble and what can internal auditors do about them?
Words: Wilma Tulloch
Illustration: Toby Morison

News round-up

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

Regulation: unintended consequences

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“Government regulation can lead to inflexible ‘one-size-fits-all’ approaches. There are risks that should be considered carefully before mandating changes that might not be easily reversed,” says Richard F Chambers, president and CEO of IIA Global

Blog

Council cuts require adequate resourcing

“Some heads of internal audit fear that, because of the cuts, they will get to a point where they no longer have the resources to carry out the audit work necessary to give a robust overall opinion,” says Ian Peters, CEO of the IIA.

Policy Blog

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

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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Jobs

Principal Auditor

Starting salary £36,808 per annum
37 hours per week, full time, permanent post
Maidstone, Kent

Audit Manager

Internal Audit
£48, 743 - £54,841; Ref: 11001
Based in Milton Keynes

Part Time Internal Auditor

Permanent part-time employed / self–employed, 50 days per year, home based, with significant travel within the United Kingdom

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

Prize performance

Abigail Francis, principal auditor at Mazars, won this year’s Charles Duly Prize for the best aggregate performance in the IIA Diploma exams. She explains how she did it.

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.

Tools

Fighting fires – how IA can help prevent arson

Nearly half of all fires in the UK are caused by arson, but many organisations pay little attention to the threat and the risks it presents. What can internal audit do about it, asks Christian Thurow.

Conquering compliance

What are your business’s top compliance wishes and can they come true? We asked the experts at Symantec.

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.