NEW Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL) Today, growth and change in the internal auditing field is demanding a new type of leader — one who drives a high-performing audit team while delivering value by consistently addressing stakeholder needs, top-down risks, and expectations of an evolving marketplace. The IIA has developed the Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership™ (QIAL™) to support members who undertake this journey. For more information on this new elite designation, visit here. IIA Announces CIA Application Fee Waiver* in August Mark your calendars! Beginning 1 August 2014, The IIA is waiving the application fee (up to a US$200 value) for the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) designation. The CIA is The IIA’s premier certification in the field of internal auditing. Applications must be received by 31 August 2014 to qualify for the fee waiver. *This fee waiver is only applicable in non-Agreement Institute countries. 2014 Global Pulse of the Profession Report Download the 2014 Global Pulse of the Profession Report which features critical new insights from almost 2,000 audit professionals, including 1,160 CAEs. By cross-referencing the annual studies of KPMG, PwC, Protiviti, and The IIA’s Global Pulse of the Profession survey results, this report provides a robust view of challenges facing internal auditing along with strategies to overcome those challenges. The IIA’s 2013 Annual Report: Preparing for a Promising Future The IIA’s 2013 Annual Report, Preparing for a Promising Future, is now available. Read about the different ways The IIA is working to elevate internal auditors’ professionalism, build relationships, and expand our reach and influence on behalf of our more than 180,000 members around the world. New Global Insight Report: Independent Audit Committees in Public Sector Organizations Independent audit committees help public sector organizations meet taxpayers’ increasing demands for transparency and accountability by providing oversight of management practices in key governance areas such as risk management, internal audit, value and ethics, governance, financial stability, and others. This Global Public Sector Insight report is designed to communicate the importance of independent public sector audit committees, the value they provide, and how an organization can properly establish an audit committee.Click here to access. New Research Report on Quality Assurance and Improvement Programs The IIA Research Foundation’s newest release, The Value of Quality Assurance and Improvement Programs, offers insight into the state of quality assurance and improvement programs (QAIPs) around the world, based on a global survey conducted by IIA–France. This report, which incorporates responses from more than 1,000 survey respondents from 46 countries, details:
- Barriers to building or sustaining a QAIP.
- Benefits QAIPs offer the internal audit activity.
- How widely QAIPs are being used.