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Annual Reports

2020 Annual ReportThese annual reports provide year-end highlights of IIA accomplishments, goals, and information about our financial status, as well as updates on the state of the internal audit profession around the globe.

2020 Annual Report: Disruption Accelerates Innovation

At The IIA, 2020 forever changed how we serve our members and other stakeholders. It is through the eyes of IIA employees and member volunteers that this annual report expresses how the organization took on and overcame the challenges resulting from the global pandemic.


2019 Annual Report: Decade of Progress

From the vantage point of 2019, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) had much to celebrate. Another year of remarkable accomplishment, capping a “Decade of Progress.” A few short months later, the new year would present The IIA with one of its greatest challenges ever: COVID-19. What is clear from the 2019 annual report is how a foundation built on a decade of major milestones prepared The IIA to act swiftly in support of the profession as it rises to the challenge.


2018 Annual Report: Disruption by Design

For the Institute of Internal Auditors, disruption, which is often viewed in a negative light, is seen as something to embrace, as a force to be harnessed to push the organization to greatness. Illuminated within the pages of the 2018 annual report is the groundwork laid to create a more efficient and effective operation that enhances the experience of The IIA’s global membership, which surpassed the 200,000 milestone in early 2019.


2017 Annual Report: Blueprint for the Future

For The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), 2017 was a year of laying the groundwork for transfor­mation, of envisioning all the ways to provide better service, tools, and resources to its members in a way that is directed and available. Though it may be universally understood that nonprofit associations exist to benefit their members, The IIA’s more than 190,000 members spanning the globe can rest assured that their organization is intensely focused on its core value to put members first.


2016 Annual Report: Celebrating Successes. Embracing Challenges.

In 2016, staff and management at The IIA global headquarters collaborated on the adoption of a new set of Core Values — put members first, do the right thing, commit to shared success, and work smart. These Core Values focus on serving the best interests of our stakeholders, earning trust, and using resources thoughtfully. And they call for embracing challenges and constructive feedback, learning from missteps, displaying courage and passion, and seeking innovation.


2015 Annual Report: Internal Audit Rising       View Online

Supported by the strong commitment of volunteers and staff, The IIA is making great strides toward achieving its goals, urging members to continually exceed stakeholder expectations and break out of their traditional comfort zones; provide even more value to their organizations; offer foresight, not just insight or hindsight; serve as trusted advisers to the board and senior management; audit at the speed of risk; and help organizations be successful. Together, The IIA and its members are rising to meet the challenge. Together, we are “Internal Audit Rising.”


2014 Annual Report: Agents of Change

The IIA works to position our members as agents of change who offer insightful, proactive, and future-focused solutions for their organizations and stakeholders. In response to the increasing demands and heightened expectations placed on our members, we provided additional opportunities for professional growth; enhanced the tools that enable internal auditors to add value to their organizations; collaborated with our global network of affiliates to develop and expand IIA membership; and continued to invest in the future of our profession.


2013 Annual Report: Preparing for a Promising Future

In 2013, The IIA realized record-breaking conference attendance and new certifications numbering in the thousands globally. But, our crowning achievement was the commitment and investment made to ensure a thriving and impactful future for the association, our members, and the internal audit profession. Indeed, 2013 was about laying the groundwork — elevating internal auditors’ professionalism, building relationships, and expanding our reach and influence on behalf of our more than 180,000 members around the world.


2012 Annual Report: Elevate 

It was a landmark year for the internal audit profession, and The IIA continued to take a leadership role as previous year investments took us to new heights. With US $6.3 M in net contribution, The IIA elevated its members, the Institute, and the profession. Read The IIA's 2012 annual report, "Elevate."


2011 Annual Report: Invest. Advance. Evolve.

With $4.5M net contribution from operations and $39.8M in revenue in 2011, The IIA community has made a collective investment in the future of internal auditing, in advancing internal audit proficiency and professionalism, and in being a catalyst for the ongoing evolution of the profession. This report serves as a testament to every initiative that has been implemented, each milestone that was met, the valuable programs brought to fruition, and our goals successfully reached over the past year.


2010 Annual Report: Positioned for Success

The Institute of Internal Auditors, now in the midst of celebrating its rich 70-year history as the leader of the internal audit profession, worked determinedly and successfully throughout 2010 to reassess, enhance and reposition itself to meet its members’ rapidly growing and evolving needs. The IIA has long pioneered inventive approaches to solving the problems facing internal auditors worldwide. This year, we demonstrated how innovation can make the difference between merely discovering the future and actually defining its success.


2009 Annual Report: Refocusing on Opportunity

The IIA’s 2009 annual report provides insights into how the organization navigated the early parts of a turbulent financial crisis. By refocusing on our core values and mission to serve our more than 170,000 members worldwide, in 2009 The IIA regrouped, responded to new pressures, and reached out to help members weather new economic realities.


2008 Annual Report: A New Horizon in Internal Auditing

We are, indeed, embarking on new horizons for internal auditing. The opportunities for The IIA and for the profession are more diverse and dramatic than we previously thought possible. And simultaneously, we are encountering the most significant challenges practitioners have yet confronted. The Annual Report details the many accomplishments of The IIA in 2008, and  acknowledges opportunities for internal audit practitioners to be recognized for what they know and what they do, trusted as competent professionals on whose guidance management and the board can depend, and valued as an internal resource so critical to meeting organizational goals and objectives, while protecting stakeholder interests.


2007 Annual Report: Our Organization * Our Leadership * Our People
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The involvement of a broad range of talented and knowledgeable people has always been a great source of pride to The IIA. The IIA's 2007 annual report is dedicated to the people of The IIA, who have made The Institute and the global internal audit profession what they are today and what they are sure to become in the future. The annual report chronicles the year and celebrates the achievements of the many "people of The IIA." It also includes stories from some of these people on what has made them the proudest. Remarkable things were accomplished during 2007 and it's an exciting time at The IIA and for the profession. As you review the Annual Report, you should be proud of what has been accomplished and feel excited about the tremendous opportunity we have to learn from one another about issues that impact everyone in the profession.


2006 Annual Report: A Year in Review

During 2006, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) experienced unprecedented growth and has become an accomplished global organization serving members in 165 countries around the world. At the same time the profession of internal auditing continues to attract more and more attention as organizations and people realize the value that the profession brings to their initiatives.

The IIA's 2006 annual report captures this information and offers a look into internal auditing and the IIA's accomplishments in advocacy, globalization and exceptional service.

The annual report also features stories on important advocacy work in South Africa, The IIA's Customer Service Center and how The IIA is working to bring together diverse people who share a common purpose through their work.