Audit & Risk

Training & Development

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Talent contest

As growth has returned to the UK economy, so has competition for the best people. Internal audit often gets involved in checking compliance with employment regulations, but do you regularly consider your organisation’s approaches to attracting the right staff and keeping them? How can you assure the board that the business has the right people in place now and in the pipeline?
Words: Wilma Tulloch

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Businesses struggle to recruit skilled staff

Years of cutting investment in training and development has led to a shortage of skilled professionals, according to new research by Robert Walters. Companies need to start training again, the recruitment consultancy, warned, but they also need to look further afield for new employees.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Speaker’s corner

Sara I James reveals the inspirational line-up for the Irish and Scottish conferences.

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Insurance sector faces dearth of qualified internal auditors

PKF Littlejohn recently published findings from a survey to identify the challenges faced by HIAs in the London insurance market in implementing the IIA’s guidance "Effective Internal Audit in the Financial Services Sector". The researchers expected to find that the skills needed to audit the new Solvency II regulatory regime, and areas such as actuarial and IT, would be highlighted, but they were surprised to discover wider concerns about an overall lack of resources and talent.

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Top students win prizes

The IIA awards two prizes annually to the students who have passed their exams first time with the highest aggregate marks. The 2013 awards went to Catherine Mills, who won the Charles Duly prize for her performance in the IIA Diploma exams, and Joanne Clewes, who won the Peter Hook prize for her results in the IIA Advanced Diploma exams.

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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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Best in show

Three internal auditors were awarded prizes for their performance in their IIA exams in 2013. Two of these prizewinners tell us how they achieved it.

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