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Blogging from Beijing

Last week I attended the IIA Global Council in China and we focused on the newly drafted 2015-2020 Global Strategic Plan, writes Ian Peters, CEO of the IIA.

People: the weakest link

Rules and controls can only go so far to govern an individual’s choices. So, do internal auditors need to become psychologists to make judgments about the effectiveness of controls, asks Ian Peters, chief executive of the IIA.

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.

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.

Conference success: indicator of progress

“Growth in membership, and the conference’s success, reflect a growing expectation that internal auditors have a key role to play in shaping the long-term success and accountability of organisations,” writes Ian Peters, CEO of the IIA.

Culture: can it be audited?

“The key question is how best to gather evidence to show the extent to which values are being lived at every level in recruitment, training, performance management and reward arrangements,” writes Ian Peters, CEO of the IIA.

Enhancing effectiveness: making progress

“The majority of respondents to our survey reported that they had undertaken a gap analysis and gauged that they were already complying with much of the code, or would be by the end of 2014,” says Ian Peters, chief executive of the IIA.

Integrated reporting: accelerating change

“However fast the integrated reporting framework is adopted, it will play to the strengths of a well-resourced, appropriately positioned and influential internal audit function,” says Ian Peters, chief executive of the IIA.

The IIA: find out more

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Jobs

Auditor

Post Number: FSA02
Grade: 7- SO2 Salary: £23,166 - £29,854
Hours: 37 per week

Audit Manager

£38,789 - £42,474 pa
37 hpw, permanent.

Senior Internal Auditor

Sector: Not For Profit
Salary: £41,000 (raising to £46,000 after probation)
Location: London
Job Ref: SD/148943

Careers advice

Destination designation

The Chartered IIA is keen to work with organisations that want to ensure all their internal auditors have the right skills to succeed in today’s industry. One of these is Citigroup, which recently launched a training scheme accredited by the institute and put 20 senior internal auditors through the Chartered by Experience route to achieve CMIIA. So what does this look like in practice?
Words: Ruth Prickett

Gold standard – the value of recognition

Being chartered demonstrates your skills and competence and gives you influence within both your organisation and the wider profession. All dedicated internal auditors should aspire to it, writes Ian Peters, chief executive of the IIA.

Chartered by Experience

There is a new route to becoming a chartered internal auditor: Chartered by Experience.

Training & Development

CPE: Solid foundations

Continuing professional education is an important tool for developing your skills, progressing through your career and ensuring that the qualification and the profession are respected. The Chartered IIA’s CPE requirements will be changing in April to bring them into line with those of IIA Global. So what do you need to know to stay ahead?
Words: Ruth Prickett

Destination designation

The Chartered IIA is keen to work with organisations that want to ensure all their internal auditors have the right skills to succeed in today’s industry. One of these is Citigroup, which recently launched a training scheme accredited by the institute and put 20 senior internal auditors through the Chartered by Experience route to achieve CMIIA. So what does this look like in practice?
Words: Ruth Prickett

Gold standard – the value of recognition

Being chartered demonstrates your skills and competence and gives you influence within both your organisation and the wider profession. All dedicated internal auditors should aspire to it, writes Ian Peters, chief executive of the IIA.

Tools

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 recently asked.

Early warning systems

New regulatory demands for whistleblowing – or “speak up” – policies are raising the bar on best practice. Internal auditors need to take note.
Words: Alexander Glebovskiy

CPE: Solid foundations

Continuing professional education is an important tool for developing your skills, progressing through your career and ensuring that the qualification and the profession are respected. The Chartered IIA’s CPE requirements will be changing in April to bring them into line with those of IIA Global. So what do you need to know to stay ahead?
Words: Ruth Prickett