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Chief Audit Executive (CAE) Resources

CAEs, also referred to as Heads of Internal Audit or Chief Internal Auditors, may access special resources designed specifically for their needs. Below are links to CAE services offered by The IIA.

Audit Executive Center

The IIA's Audit Executive Center is the essential resource to empower chief audit executives to be more successful. The Center's suite of information, products, and services will enable you to respond to the unique challenges and emerging risks of the profession.

GAIN Benchmarking

Want to know how your internal audit activity measures up? The GAIN Annual Benchmarking Study allows you to benchmark your internal audit activity easily, affordably, and transparently. Compare your audit department's size, experience, and other metrics against the averages of similar organizations in peer groups that you choose. 

CAE Bulletin

CAE Bulletin is a twice-monthly newsletter that will alert you to the latest news, guidance, and information to help you be as effective as possible in your position as chief audit executive. The CAE Bulletin, part of the benefit of being a member of the Audit Executive Center is designed to help you respond to today’s business challenges and opportunities. Learn more about Audit Executive Center membership.

Quality Services

The goal of IIA Quality Services is to help validate and strengthen internal audit activities and enhance effectiveness, efficiency, and successful practice implementation. IIA Quality Services can help you and your internal audit activity maintain a solid Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (QAIP) and determine the most appropriate external assessment approach to enhance conformance with the Standards.

Vision University

Vision University (VU) is led by a team of expert instructors and leaders in the profession who know what it means to be a CAE. They will provide you with insight, guidance, and an improved knowledge of how to strengthen your audit team to meet today's challenges and inspire peak performance. Vision University classes are limited to small groups to provide maximum interaction and networking opportunities.

Tone at the Top

The IIA's Tone at the Top e-mail newsletter provides executive management, boards of directors, and audit committees with concise, leading-edge information on such issues as risk, internal control, governance, ethics, and the changing role of internal auditing; and guidance relative to their roles in, and responsibilities for the internal audit process.

​General Audit Management (GAM) Conference​

The General Audit Management (GAM) Conference, the essential experience for chief audit executives, brings together 1,000 CAEs, audit directors, and C-suite professionals for the industry’s most talked about internal audit training and networking event of the year. The annual conference features two-and-one-half days of peer-to-peer networking and information/best practice sharing during general and concurrent sessions that focus on "Escalating Internal Audit’s Influence and Relevance."