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Research and insight

The Chartered IIA's research and insight explores the ways internal audit protects and adds value to the modern organisation.

The publications on these pages are aimed at those leading internal audit functions, board members who rely on assurance from internal audit, and policy-makers.

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The Chartered IIA's response to the Independent Review of the Financial Reporting Council

The Chartered IIA responds to Sir John Kingman's independent review of the Financial Reporting Council. 

Read the consultation response here

Public sector internal audit career paths

A new piece of research by the Chartered IIA shows that internal audit in the public sector is a varied, challenging and rewarding career. The report will help inform decision-makers in the public sector about the necessity to invest in internal audit functions and auditors’ professional development to ensure internal audit is able to deliver.

Read the report

The Chartered IIA's response to the Proposed Revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code consultation

The Chartered IIA responds to the FRC's consultation on the UK Corporate Governance Code. 

Read the consultation response here

Corporate governance reform discussion paper 

The Chartered IIA’s discussion paper on corporate governance reform in the UK and the update of the UK Corporate Governance Code provides eleven policy proposals for members to comment on. 

Read more about the discussion document

Risk in Focus

In 2016, IFACI, IIA Italy and IIA Spain published ‘Hot Topics for Internal Audit 2017’. This year, a wider group of European Institutes of Internal Auditors have taken a more ambitious approach, interviewing Chief Audit Executives from major organisations in six European countries – France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the UK – to home in on key themes requiring the attention of internal audit to mitigate risk and protect and add value in their organisations.

Read more about Risk in Focus

The financial services code review

We recently completed a review of our financial services code, to ensure that it is up to date and fit for purpose.

Read the updated code

Read more about the review

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