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New IIA Pulse report will focus on overlooked risks

Tammy Whitehouse | February 15, 2017

The data is still being tallied, but an upcoming report from the Institute of Internal Auditors will tell chief audit executives they will gain greater confidence from their stakeholders if they are willing to dig deeper into some areas of risk that have fallen on priority lists in recent years.

Risks in company communication, for example, and risks in environmental, health and safety have not gotten the same headline attention in recent years as other emerging areas, the IIA report will say. Internal audit would also do well to dig into areas like the company’s use of data analytics and the interpersonal dynamics between internal audit and the clients it serves.

The 2017 North American Pulse of Internal Audit will be released in connection with the IIA’s annual national conference in March. The report summarizes the results of the IIA’s most comprehensive...

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