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The Pulse of the Profession                   

Pulse of the Profession Survey Is Now Closed

Thank you to all the chief audit executives who contributed to the =Pulse of the Profession Survey, providing feedback on key focus areas, including new PCAOB guidance and internal audit’s approach to continuous risk assessment and emerging risks.

2015 North American Pulse of the Profession to be Released  in March 2015

The IIA’s Audit Executive Center seeks to identify emerging trends for the internal audit profession each year. This survey will assist The IIA in gathering intelligence to provide continued guidance, thought leadership, and training on the topics of most relevance to you. The results will be incorporated into a final knowledge-based report and released during this year’s General Audit Management (GAM) Conference, March 9‒11, 2015 at the Aria in Las Vegas, Nev.

We look forward to sharing the results of the survey with you at these events! 

Special New Report Explores Future Compliance Demands and Resources

The IIA’s Audit Executive Center released a special report that explores the future compliance demands and resources needs.

Meeting compliance demands can seem like an uphill battle, as the growing mountain of government regulations strains resources and shuffles priorities. Increasingly, internal audit is taking on the task of carrying the burden and ensuring that regulations are met.


2014 Pulse of the Profession Global Report

Annually, The IIA’s Audit Executive Center Global Pulse of the Profession survey assesses the course of internal auditing, both by measuring year-over-year trends and evaluating emerging issues. This year, the Audit Executive Center surveyed 1,935 audit professionals around the world. Among respondents, 1,160 CAEs participated in the survey globally.

Taking a holistic view, the 2014 Global Pulse of the Profession report cross-references the survey findings with thought leadership from some of the world’s top management consultancies, which drew their conclusions from similar surveys. By pooling the combined wisdom of KPMG International’s (KPMG’s) Global Audit Committee Survey, PwC’s State of the Internal Audit Profession Study, Protiviti’s Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey, and The IIA’s Pulse of the Profession survey, this report provides a robust view of challenges facing internal auditing along with strategies to overcome those challenges.

Enhancing Value Through Collaboration: A Call to Action

2014 Global Report

2014 Pulse of the Profession Global Report (Member Download)

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About the Pulse of the Profession Study

Since 2009, The IIA’s Audit Executive Center has conducted annual Pulse of the Profession surveys to assess the state of the internal audit profession and identify trends and emerging issues in the profession and with its stakeholders. The IIA has published analyses of the survey results for North America since the first survey was issued. And in 2012, The IIA began publishing analyses of the global results annually.

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