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Internal Audit Customer Satisfaction Questionnaire
Use this customer satisfaction questionnaire to survey internal audit's performance on an audit or review.
Internal Audit Department Best Practice Evaluation Worksheet
This evaluation worksheet for internal audit departments provides a checklist of best practice suggestion for five components of an internal audit function: roles & structure, people, process, technology, and knowledge.
Internal Audit Planning Meeting Checklist
This checklist helps an audit team plan for the first meeting with an auditee for any given project. It prompts the audit team to identify process owners, consider discussion topics, and gather background information in preparation for the meeting.
Internal Audit Charter
The charter describes the internal audit department’s authority in terms of access to an organization’s internal materials and work papers, scope of responsibilities, the activities it should cover and the management’s responsibilities.
Internal Audit Charter Guidelines
These guidelines provide assistance with the creation of an audit charter.
Internal Audit Charter: Guide and Sample
The first step in initiating or revitalizing an internal audit function is the development, authorization, and approval of the internal audit charter. This guide has an explanation of the internal audit charter, including the typical language and elements, and a sample to be presented to and approved by the audit committee.
Internal Audit Plan Status – Report to the Audit Committee
This sample internal audit report to the audit committee presents a logical, easy-to-follow summary of completed, in-progress and scheduled audit projects.
Internal Audit Quality Assurance Review Methodology
This methodology outlines a process for performing a quality assurance review of the internal audit function. It allows the QAR team to gain insight into performance gaps and operations of the internal auditing department. Also included are links to tools, surveys and other resources to help accomplish a quality assurance process.
Risk Management Oversight Committee Charter
This risk management committee charter outlines the committee’s various responsibilities to monitor an organization’s risk environment.
Senior Internal Auditor Job Description
This document outlines a job summary and qualifications for the senior internal auditor position.
Advancing the Practice of Risk Management
A risk management program is a long-term investment into making the organization’s governance practices more effective. This article provides several guidelines to help advance an enterprise risk management program and ensure that it gains in effectiveness.
Internal Audit Ratchets up for a Demanding Future
Internal audit’s responsibilities have been growing quickly, and they are expected to keep growing as new challenges emerge. This article written by Joel Kramer discusses panel discussion responses from top internal audit executives during a MIS SuperStrategies conference, which no doubt reflect the challenges virtually all internal audit departments can expect to encounter.
Internal Audit’s Performance – Raising the Bar
The internal audit function’s position within a company is unique; internal audit’s continuous improvement to its own practices is implicit in executing high-profile duties.
Internal Auditing Around the World: Volume 10
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of this book, we asked internal audit executives from some of the world’s leading organizations to look back on the evolution of their function during the past decade, in addition to weighing in on what the future may hold for the internal audit profession. The future auditor will conduct even greater levels of collaboration, wield more powerful technology, and assume an even sharper risk focus while taking on a greater leadership role, as well.
Mining Internal Audit’s Capabilities and Needs
Ongoing professional development is essential for today’s internal auditors. This Hot Issue article provides food for thought on the importance internal auditors assign to professional development in the light of a rapidly changing environment with new challenges at every turn.
The Confrontational Auditor: Don’t Put Out the Fire, Redirect It
Confrontations are a natural part of the audit process. You can't always avoid them, but you can do your best to handle them well. In this article, Ann M. Butera explains how you can redirect the flames of a confrontation in order to maintain control and work toward common goals.
The Death of the Tick Mark, Birth of the Rockstar Internal Auditor
This article explains why eradicating the tick mark and what it symbolizes is just the first step in making groundbreaking progress toward transformation for internal auditors.
The Future Auditor: The Chief Audit Executive’s Endgame
This issue of The Bulletin
provides observations regarding Protiviti's view of the future auditor and its implications to internal audit’s value proposition.
Twenty Questions for Directors to Ask Internal Audit
Audit committees provide oversight to the internal audit efforts within an organization, so how audit committees work with their internal audit staff is critical to the success of internal audit as a whole. The 20 questions outlined in this article will help audit committees develop a better understanding of their expectations and duties.