Internal Audit Rising


Together, we are “Internal Audit Rising.”

The dynamic nature of global business is putting greater pressure on internal auditors to provide timely assurance and advice on key areas of risks. Businesses, public sector organizations, regulators, and other core stakeholders are increasingly looking to internal auditors to play a central part in ensuring their success.

But as the profession’s scope of responsibilities expands, practitioners face an imperative to enhance their knowledge and skills to fulfill their role as indispensable leaders and trusted advisers.

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is working to position internal auditors to take advantage of the opportunities now before them. Better training, improved certifications, expanded services, an enhanced professional practices framework, more insightful and timely research, and relevant resources are crucial components of a comprehensive solution to enhance the practice of the profession and to fuel internal auditors’ development.

Supported by the strong commitment of volunteers and a dedicated staff, The IIA is making great strides toward achieving the goals set out in its 2015-20 Global Strategic Plan, urging members to continually exceed stakeholder expectations and break out of their traditional comfort zones; provide even more value to their organizations; offer foresight, not just insight or hindsight; serve as trusted advisers to the board and senior management; audit at the speed of risk; and help organizations be successful.

Together, The IIA and its members are rising to meet the challenge. Together, we are “Internal Audit Rising.”

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Celebrating Our Past… Inspiring the Future

Founded in 1941, The IIA has guided the global internal audit profession for 75 years, supporting the profession’s journey to enhance and protect organizational value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight. The IIA provides dynamic leadership, guidance, certification, and education for the internal audit profession, supplying practitioners with the skills and tools they need to be able to offer the highest quality services for their organizations. In partnership with affiliate organizations, volunteer leadership, and more than 185,000 members from more than 170 countries and territories, The IIA continues to raise the profile of and demand for internal auditing, and to ensure its position and visibility to organizations and stakeholders as indispensable to good governance, risk management, and internal control.

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