Developing our website is a key part of our vision to improve the IIA’s services for members by putting digital at its heart. The site provides a comprehensive, specialist source of knowledge for members comprising easily searchable content for technical tools and guidance, practice advisories, research, position papers, and much more to support you in your role and help engagement with audit committees
If you haven’t visited the website recently you may notice a few changes. We have added and updated much of the content so that it is a rich resource for members, your audit committees and others. There is a great deal of content for you to view and download as well as new features to enable course bookings quickly and easily.
In our resources section you can explore member-only content and find out how internal auditors are approaching their work. You’ll find detailed guides, help sheets and checklists to make you more effective in your role, plus guidance on how to comply with IIA standards and ethics. You’ll also find resources directed towards specific audiences, such as audit committees and heads of internal audit, as well as resources grouped by themes such as risk management and interpersonal skills.
Our section on auditing business functions, for example, contains a series of guides to auditing everything from human resources to marketing. These are relevant to all business sectors and types of organisation and can help you to decide how to tackle a review of a particular function or subject area and highlight the key objectives and risks. If you work in a sector such as financial services or the public sector, we provide sector-specific standards and guidance.
We’ve also added to our guidance for audit committees to help them understand the role and value of internal audit better and work more effectively with you.
If you need help with a particular issue on any aspect of internal audit, you can email the IIA’s technical team directly from the resources page.
Our policy section has been developed significantly and we have produced many new research reports and policy position papers. You can also see how we have responded to public policy consultations where they directly or indirectly affect the interests of the profession, or where we have views that are of value to the debate. Examples of these include our response to the Basel Committee consultation on corporate governance in banks and our response to a consultation on the future of internal audit by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Discover the range of initiatives we have undertaken to promote the value of the profession and raise its profile and influence. For example, you can read about our financial services initiative, which includes our financial services sector code.
You can also access briefings for audit committee chairs on all of our major reports such as culture and the role of internal audit. In addition, our key publication, What Every Director Should Know, has been recently updated and published on the website.
Meanwhile, our work to transform our services for members through the development of our web and digital capabilities continues.
Auditing business functions: www.iia.org.uk/abf
Financial services initiative: www.iia.org.uk/fsi
What Every Director Should Know: www.iia.org.uk/director
Guidance for audit committees: www.iia.org.uk/resources/audit-committees
Course bookings: www.iia.org.uk/events