Explore member resources and guidance and find out how other internal auditors approach their work. You'll find detailed guides, help-sheets and checklists to help make your job easier, plus guidance on how to comply with our standards and ethics.
Our guidance covers the entire internal audit profession and has been specifically categorised to meet the needs of internal auditors at various stages in their career. Using the information provided, internal auditors will have a clear understanding of what’s expected of them at newly qualified, practitioner and HIA level and be able to tangibly apply the knowledge they’ve gained.
Below is a list of newly published or updated guidance and blog content for you to read and put into practice.
An understanding of income generation in the public sector, how to audit the area and what good looks like.
Auditing non-financial risk in cultural and heritage areas
Reflect on the cultural and heritage bodies or artefacts within your organisation or its remit. How can you audit not just their cost, but also their value?
Treasury front office operations
Understand the key points to consider when assessing the governance of treasury front office operations and assessing the adequacy of controls.
Beyond the COVID-19 pandemic
How COVID-19 brought changes in the business risk profile and prompted internal audit to work differently.
IR35: get ahead for 2021
A change in the application of IR35 from April 2021 - are you preparing for compliance?
As a trainee/newly qualified internal auditor, it's important that you build on the knowledge you've gained whilst studying in the practical, hands-on world of internal audit. The knowledge, skills and behaviours you require start with understanding the essentials like: how to document a process, identify a control, build strong interpersonal skills, and whether or not a control is designed appropriately.
Those at practitioner level should have a developed understanding of what internal audit involves, including how to utilise essential audit tools. Your remit includes but is not limited to: documenting processes, and assessing/evaluating the effectiveness of governance, risk management and internal control within functions across an organisation.
As a Professional (HIA), it's pivotal that you understand how to develop yourself and your team as well as build powerful partnerships with the board and audit committee, thereby becoming their ‘trusted adviser’. As the leader of internal audit activity, you have overall responsibility for delivering the internal audit function's efficiency and effectiveness.
Chief professional practice advisor Liz Sandwith blogs about topical issues affecting internal auditors.
In addition to specific guidance to meet the needs of internal auditors at the various stages of their career, there is a generic range of functions and subject areas that apply to most organisations and inform all levels of our competence framework.
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