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Leadership Support Designed for Today’s Audit Executives

As a chief audit executive (CAE), you are at the top of your profession. To build and maintain your position as a trusted advisor and continue to meet evolving stakeholder expectations, you give your best every day. It’s why The IIA offers the most accessible and relevant internal audit leadership tools and resources available in the marketplace to help you successfully navigate whatever opportunities and challenges you encounter.

Audit Executive Center

Audit Executive Center
The Center offers CAEs exclusive access to a Knowledge Center of nearly 900 pieces of thought leadership and more than 1,200 tools, templates, and planning resources. It saves busy executives precious time by sifting through the onslaught of new information issued weekly and synthesizing pertinent material in a concise, easy-to-read format.


​Global Audit Information Network® (GAIN®) Benchmarking Tool
Take the guesswork out of evaluating how your internal audit department measures up easily, affordably, and transparently with The IIA’s GAIN Benchmarking Tool. Compare your audit department’s size, experience, performance measures and other metrics against the averages of similar organizations in peer groups that you choose.


​American Center for Government Auditing (ACGA)
The ACGA is the premier resource for auditors in the public sector. Supported by The IIA, the ACGA was established to deliver low-cost, high-quality professional development; networking opportunities for knowledge sharing; and ongoing relevant reporting on trends, benchmarking, and thought leadership in the profession.

Quality Services

​Quality Services
Establishing a Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (QAIP) provides you with the peace of mind that your department in operating at progressively higher standard and tells stakeholders that your team “walks the walk.” The IIA offers guidance on establishing a QAIP, as well as services for assessing your QAIP program.

The Pulse of the Profession

Trends, Research, and Books
Whether you’re looking to validate your personal compensation or to remain competitive from a recruitment and retention perspective, The IIA’s annual Compensation Study puts the information you need in hand. Additionally the Pulse of Internal Audit Study identifies trends and emerging issues in the profession and with its stakeholders. The IIA Research Foundation provides research reports and books that explore critical concepts for implementing strategies to position CAEs as trusted advisors

Tone at the Top

Tone at the Top
This bimonthly quick-read newsletter provides executive management, boards of directors, and audit committees with concise information on establishing the appropriate tone at the top concerning governance-related topics such as ethics, risk management, and corporate culture. Its reader-friendly language makes it an ideal pass-along piece for anyone in the organization.


Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)
Today, growth and change in the internal auditing field is demanding a new type of leader — one who drives a high performing audit team while delivering value by consistently addressing stakeholder needs, top-down risks, and expectations of an evolving marketplace. The IIA has developed the QIAL™ to support you on this journey to be the next generation of visionaries for the profession. So whether you’re an aspiring leader or a chief audit executive (CAE), the QIAL is the right qualification for the next stage in your career progression.


General Audit Management (GAM) Conference
The annual conference brings together more than 1,000 CAEs, audit directors, and C-suite professionals for the industry’s premier audit management training and networking event. The conference features two-and-one-half days of peer-to-peer networking and information/best practice sharing during general and concurrent sessions focused on "Escalating Internal Audit’s Influence and Relevance."

Vision University

Vision University
Led by a team of expert instructors and leaders in the profession who know what it means to be a CAE, Vision University provides insight, guidance, and knowledge on how to strengthen your audit team to meet today's challenges and inspire peak performance. VU class sizes are limited to maximize interaction and networking opportunities.

On-site Training

On-site Training
Save travel time and costs while building camaraderie among staff by bringing highly knowledgeable, passionate, and engaging instructors to your location to educate your team. Choose from more than 100 courses that can be tailored to your specific needs and enjoy a front row seat as learning happens.