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Newest IIA study will focus on transformation of internal audit

Tammy Whitehouse | February 27, 2018

The newest study on the internal audit profession will suggest chief audit executives need to focus on developing talent to meet the mandate it faces to address fast-paced changes in business risks.

The Institute of Internal Audit will soon release its annual “Pulse of Internal Audit” survey, focusing on the transformation that the profession is experiencing as it becomes a more critical force within many business environments. 

This year’s installment of the study will show internal audit is making progress in becoming an important resource to the board of directors and audit committee, says Jim Pelletier, vice president at the IIA. The 2017 study focused on overlooked risks.

“We’re seeing really good trends in terms of internal audit attendance at audit committee meetings and seeing internal audit’s role growing...

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