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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

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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.

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Chartered by Experience

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

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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.

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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.

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Talent: in search of the Holy Grail

“A German colleague at Zurich introduced me to the term ‘Eierlegende Wollmilchsau’ – literally an egg-laying, woolly, milk-producing pig. This is the impossible person we’re all looking for,” says Mike Taylor, head of global internal audit at Experian.

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Outside information

Once upon a time, internal auditors started life in accountancy or IT. However today’s IAs come from a much wider range of backgrounds. We asked a diverse handful of these new auditors about their motivations, the challenges and the opportunities inherent in the change, and what expectations they bring to the role.
Words: Wilma Tulloch
Illustration: Paul Blow

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Rising demand for risk skills

Increased confidence in the economy and more stringent regulatory and reporting requirements mean that recruiters are offering attractive packages for people with risk expertise, according to a report by Robert Walters.

Talent: make internal audit a magnet

“Internal auditors answer to the highest levels and have access to the workings of every process and discipline. It’s a fascinating career, but we need to do a much better job of spreading the word,” says Richard Chambers, president and CEO of IIA Global.

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Letters of credit

Two internal auditors who are currently studying for IIA qualifications discuss their experiences and what they hope to do in future.

The IIA: find out more

Visit the main IIA site

Jobs

Senior Auditor

Ref: HE/3188
Directorate: Finance & Business Services
Location: Nationwide
Salary: £40,188 - £44,208
Number of Positions: 5
Full-time

Principal Auditor

Salary: £36,937 - £39,660
Permanent – 37 hours
Location: Westgate Plaza One, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

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

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.

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