Audit & Risk

Tap into a rich resource

The IIA's website has loads of useful and important resources for members and the institute is committed to improving services by putting digital at its heart. So what is available – and where can you find it?

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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.

Useful links

Resources: www.iia.org.uk/resources
Policy: www.iia.org.uk/policy
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
Culture: www.iia.org.uk/culturereport
Consultations: www.iia.org.uk/consultations
Guidance for audit committees: www.iia.org.uk/resources/audit-committees
Course bookings: www.iia.org.uk/events

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