The IIA Research Foundation
For nearly four decades, The IIA Research Foundation has served as a powerhouse of information to propel internal audit practitioners forward in the profession. As the research arm of The IIA, The Foundation conducts groundbreaking research through initiatives that explore current issues, emerging trends, and thought leadership.
The Foundation has been a driving force behind the evolution of the profession and continues to deliver. Your contributions allow The Foundation to continue developing essential research and educational products. We are grateful for your support.
Our Latest Research Reports
Since its inception, The IIARF has delivered more than 250 research reports covering the full spectrum of issues facing the profession. Recent reports are featured here and hard copies and/or downloads are available through The IIA Research Foundation Bookstore.
The Evolving Role of the CAE: Taking on Compliance and ERM explores the implications of CAEs’ unique positioning to take on additional responsibilities outside of the traditional internal audit role.
Organizations need guidance to help them continuously train and develop future and current CAEs to meet the progressing demands on today’s internal audit leaders. The knowledge and experience held by a CAE makes them an attractive candidate to assume additional organizational responsibilities beyond traditional internal auditing, from risk management and compliance roles, to personnel development or conferring on the company’s business strategy. To learn more, purchase your copy of The Evolving Role of the CAE: Taking on Compliance and ERM.
CBOK Report Releases
The first report from the CBOK Stakeholder Study, Relationships and Risk: Insights from Stakeholders in North America, discusses what it takes to satisfy the requirements and expectations of those for whom internal audit provides information, and leading practices that can improve internal audit effectiveness.
To learn more about CBOK and access/download all available reports, visit the CBOK Resource Exchange.
New Report and Video Series
The Politics of Internal Auditing provides important insight into continuing efforts within companies to manipulate internal audit functions and findings and how heads of audit must learn to recognize and cope with such adverse influences so that they can fulfill their true mission. More than just a recounting of war stories from scarred internal auditors, the report offers key lessons learned through a series of case studies based on experiences shared by CAE interviewees. Additionally, the report provides insight into recognizing, dealing with, and managing political pressure.
The report is available through The IIARF Bookstore and at Amazon.com.
Authors Patricia Miller and Dr. Larry Rittenberg delve into the case studies and reveal real-world scenarios internal auditors are facing with politics. More case studies and discussions are available in this three-part video series.