Internal audit is the eyes and ears of the board and its committees - especially the audit committee. Working independently within the organisation, internal audit provides assurance to the board that, in the pursuit of the company's objectives:
- risks are being managed effectively
- financial and other controls are in place
- the organisation is being properly governed
NEW: Essential information for the audit committee
We've updated our guidance for audit committees to help them work more effectively with internal audit. Please share this with the board and its committees. By giving them a greater understanding of internal audit, hopefully it will help you too.
There are three parts to this guidance:
Internal Auditing - A Cornerstone of Good Governance
IIA Global's position on corporate governance, risk management, and control
Audit and Risk Committees: news from EU legislation and best practices
Joint guidance from ECIIA and the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) designed to aid those committees cope with recent revisions to the 8th Company Law Directive.