Growing Meaningful Partnerships

Informing and educating key stakeholders about the benefits internal auditors can provide to their organizations is crucial for the profession to fulfill its mission to enhance and protect organizational value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight.

The IIA’s advocacy initiatives go even further by promoting internal audit as an integral part of governance best practice. In its role as the chief advocate and voice of the internal audit profession, The IIA builds partnerships with other professional and industry associations to extend the influence and impact of internal auditing. These partnerships include:

  • The World Bank – To achieve significant, long-lasting impact on internal auditing capacity in Africa, The IIA has deepened its ties with the World Bank.
  • International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) – IIA volunteers serve on INTOSAI committees to support the development of standards for Supreme Audit Institutions – government auditing institutions of countries around the world.
  • International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) – The IIA has a long-standing relationship with IFAC, which represents 2.8 million accountants, many of whom are internal auditors or work with them. External and internal audit share goals related to good governance. Among other partnerships, IIA volunteers serve on IFAC committees to support the development of standards.
  • International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) – As a member of the Council, The IIA shares The IIRC’s interest in credible and trustworthy expanded external reporting.

A Global Advocacy Platform for the Future

The IIA’s global advocacy platform, set to be enhanced in 2016, expresses fundamental principles and positions about the profession. It provides a framework for what The IIA, as a professional body, stands for and will form the basis of conversations, content, and communications about internal audit.

North American Strategic Initiatives