Awareness Month Goes Viral
International Internal Audit Awareness Month is creating significant buzz on Facebook and Twitter. Internal auditors from around the world are sharing their photos and success stories about their efforts to educate stakeholders and spread the word about the importance of internal auditing. Many are using #IIAMay to join the conversation and let others know what they’re doing to advocate for the profession.
The audit services division at P.J. Lhuillier, a multi-industry business owner and operator based in the Philippines, posted a video on Facebook of the team participating in a flash mob for their audit clients. Auditors performed a two-minute dance to the uplifting song “Happy,” by Pharrell Williams, while displaying posters proclaiming, “May is International Internal Audit Awareness Month” and “Proud to be an Internal Auditor.” After the performance, P.J. Lhuillier auditors treated their clients to a sweet snack and distributed educational fliers on internal audit services.
A few IIA chapters shared via Twitter Awareness Month proclamations they received from local and state officials using #IIAMay, including The IIA’s Colorado Springs chapter and Beach Cities [California] chapter.
Other internal audit professionals shared their celebrations via social media and used Twitter to educate stakeholders about how internal audit can improve the organization:
- @SekelaXabiso posted: “Internal Audit provides assurance that the organisation is operating as management intends,” and “Internal audit gives Insight for improving controls, processes, procedures, performance, and risk management.”
- @Faleato proclaimed: “May Is International Internal Audit Awareness Month! #IIAMay.”
- @Paulinedev shared: “@FHI360 Office of Compliance and Internal Audit is celebrating Internal Audit awareness month. #IIAMay.”
The IIA encourages our many chapters, institutes, and members around the globe to continue spreading the word about the value internal auditing adds to organizations. Tell us how you’re celebrating the month: email firstname.lastname@example.org. and join the conversation on social media using #IIAMay.