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Pulse of Internal Audit

Pulse of Internal Audit

Since 2009, The IIA’s Audit Executive Center has sought insight from leaders in the profession through the Pulse of Internal Audit survey. Continuing this trend, this survey focuses on the hidden risks in several timely and important areas:

  • Information reported outside of financial statements.
  • Internal audit’s use of data analytics.
  • Environmental, health and safety.
  • Interpersonal dynamics in audit engagements.
  • Third-party outsourcing and co-sourcing.

The Pulse of Internal Audit survey is now open.

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To ensure your feedback is included, we are asking that you complete the survey by Friday, Nov. 4. Results will be made available in early 2017.

Time to Move Out of the Comfort Zone
Publication date: February 2016

2016 North American Pulse of Internal Audit: Time to Move Out of the Comfort ZoneThe 2016 North American Pulse of Internal Audit report from The IIA’s Audit Executive Center® focuses on areas where changes in the business environment, changes in technologies, and changes in people are affecting the risk environment for organizations.

How are internal auditors keeping up with these changes? In a bygone era, audit professionals carved out a comfort zone focused on financial and operational risks. The results from the survey highlight opportunities for internal audit to move out of the comfort zone.


Embracing Opportunities in a Dynamic Environment
Publication date: July 2015

Pulse of Internal AuditEmerging risk is not slowing down … it’s accelerating. And CAEs are expected to adapt quickly to addressing those risks. The 2015 Global Pulse of Internal Audit report analyzes data from more than 4,500 CAEs and directors from around the world to provide a look at the challenges and opportunities present for internal audit in today’s dynamic business environment and identifies four major themes CAEs must have on their radar.


Audit Executive CenterLearn More About the Center — an exclusive membership program designed with the CAE in mind.


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