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Financial Services Auditor Group

Financial Services Auditor (FSA) Group

Mergers. Acquisitions. Outsourcing. Regulatory challenges. As a financial services professional in the 21st century, you must be both innovative and strategic as you address the needs of your organization.

To help you succeed, The IIA established the Financial Services Auditor (FSA) Group to provide you with the tools you need to stay current in your position, in addition to the hands-on, how-to training to help you meet industry demands.


The mission of the FSA Group is to enhance and promote internal auditing in the financial services industry. Activities in support of this mission include, but are not limited to, providing:

  • A comprehensive certification program, the Certified Financial Services Auditor® (CFSA®).
  • Beneficial, cost-effective financial services training.
  • Outstanding educational products and research.
  • Information of interest through ongoing communication.
  • Networking opportunities.

The Member Advantage

There are many exclusive benefits of being a member of the FSA Group:

IIA Financial Services SmartBrief

This monthly eNewsletter helps members of the FSA Group stay on top of emerging issues within the financial services sector and their profession by delivering a weekly snapshot of market news and issues affecting internal auditors and their stakeholders from leading global news sources. SmartBrief is a service that curates thousands of news sources and delivers timely articles and news affecting the financial services profession straight to your email inbox. IIA Financial Services SmartBrief is replacing FSA TImes. Members can access previous issues of both eNewsletters.

FSA Resource Center

The FSA Resource Center provides links to frequently used sites and information in one convenient location.

Sample Financial Services Audit Programs

A library of sample audit programs is available for members to refer to when developing their own audit programs.

FSA Group Directory

FSA Group members have the option of being included in a member directory. This semi-annual electronic listing of members will help you network with your peers in the financial services industry.

Waived Application Fee for Certified Financial Services Auditor® (CFSA®) Certification

The Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA) certification distinguishes recipients from their peers and demonstrates expertise and understanding of audit principles and practices within the banking, insurance, and securities industries. The FSA Group provides numerous opportunities for fulfilling Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements for CFSAs. Plus, the US $75 CFSA exam application fee is waived for members of the FSA Group.

Special Pricing on Bookstore Products

Members of the FSA Group receive an additional 10% off on financial services products from The IIA Research Foundation Bookstore. Look for the FSA icon (right) indicating publications that qualify for the exclusive member pricing.

FSA Group Webinars

Learn more about hot topics and industry trends that impact financial services auditors by participating in an FSA Group members-only webinar.

​Join Today

Staying up to speed with the latest industry information and keeping in touch with fellow financial services auditors are the two most important ways to meet the challenges of your profession. That's why you owe it to yourself to join the FSA Group. Membership is open to members of The IIA. The participant fee is US $50 annually. Please select FSA Group Membership when you join The IIA. If you are already a member of The IIA and would like to join the FSA Group, please add FSA Group Membership to your shopping cart, contact Customer Relations at, or call +1-407-937-1111 for assistance.

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