Technical guidance

The majority of our guidance is only available for members.

Use our guidance to maintain relevance to your organisation and to promote a positive image of the internal audit profession. 

We aim to inspire you to explore, develop and to innovate across a wide range of skills and topics. 

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Drop-In IA Clinic with Liz Sandwith

Join Liz for our informal, fortnightly Clinic on MS Teams.  Click here for details. 
Open to members and non-members. Ask a question or share good practice - everyone is welcome.

IPPF Evolution - New Global Internal Audit Standards

Click here for the timeline, latest information, videos etc in relation to the new Standards.

What's new? 

Macroeconomics – a practical guide for internal auditors
How to embed macroeconomics thinking into every audit engagement

Customer Remediation Project Assurance
Guidance for FS internal auditors to provide assurance over projects to address customer remediation

AI for IA artificial intelligence for internal auditors
Practical examples following an introduction to the topic

PSD2 (Payment Services Directive) future audit considerations
Insights for audits to add to the plan

Auditing Payroll
All the basics to get you started

Whistleblowing – a role for internal audit
A whistleblowing framework including a potential role for a CAE

Model Risk Management heads up on new rules
A heads up on new rules coming into force May 2024.

Regulatory Reporting - an internal audit approach
Adaptable for all sectors and regulators, this approach focuses on FS

Process Mining for internal auditors
A short overview of how to get started with process mining

IR35 2023 Update
2023 update on IR35 requirements for organisations

European sustainability reporting standards


Need help to navigate our technical resources?

Below is a summary of sections featured here:

Technical blog

Topical issues affecting internal auditors curated by Liz Sandwith, our Chief Professional Practices Advisor.


Build a solid foundation with the Code of Ethics, Core Principles and Standards including supporting guidance.

Technical skills

Explore the fundamentals of planning through to report writing, data analytics, agile and much more.

Interpersonal skills

Refresh learning with easy to read, often short guides on those critical skills.

How to audit

Delve into the detail on a wide variety of topics to get started on engagement planning.

Internal audit leadership

Maintain relevance as a function with quality, innovation, risk-based auditing and other insightful topics. 


Enhance understanding of topics such as the audit committee, culture, fraud and the Three Lines Model.

Risk management

Develop essential knowledge of risk appetite, risk frameworks and the role of internal audit.

Control and regulatory compliance

Discover a range of guidance on legislative and regulatory topics. 

Sector-specific standards and guidance

Explore guidance related to the charity sector, financial services, insurance and the public sector. 

Global insights

Key publications from IIA Global on everything from artificial intelligence to working papers. 


Read about the latest business and regulatory news that's affecting the internal audit profession.

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