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Better Serve Your Organization by Becoming a Trusted Advisor

Trusted Advisor

Providing assurance on organizations’ core functions, auditors have been involved in advising boards on key strategic initiatives, with some enjoying the status of trusted advisor. That is both a recognition that traditional audit work is not enough on its own to help the business execute its strategy in the face of emerging risks, and a realization that internal auditors can do more.

The IIA provides perspectives, insights, services, tools, and resources to support your needs of establishing trust, so use this resource page to help build your profile with stakeholders.

Tone at the Top

Internal Audit’s Role in Assuring Accurate Board Information

Board members have important responsibilities to carry out and key decisions to make. A recent study showed dissatisfaction among many with the data developed and provided by management on which they were charged with making decisions. This is a missed opportunity for internal auditors.

Read more in this issue of Tone at the Top.


Latest Articles and Blogs

Garner insights and leading practices from internal audit leaders:

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Explore thought leadership, reports, guidance, and research:


Hear from subject matter experts the latest tips and best practices on Audit Channel:

2018 Planning Is Underway

The recently launched Audit Intelligence Suite is providing internal audit leaders with essential tools during this 2018 planning season. From stakeholder surveys to individual and team skills assessments with benchmarking capabilities, AEC and IIA members receive these services for free or with special rates.

Resources and Services Certifications/Qualifications Conferences and Courses

Resources and Services

The IIA provides a variety of professional services and tools along with practitioner consultants who understand the nuances of your ever-demanding role:


By pursuing a certification, you are establishing a reputation of integrity, dedication, and commitment to the profession and your organization:

Conferences and Courses

Through high-quality internal audit learning online or in-person, educate you on relevant issues and equip you with the skills and competencies you need to drive results:


Access the essential core educational resources to enhance your work:

Trusted Advisors: Key Attributes of Outstanding Internal Auditors
Strategic Risks Management Book
Become a Strategic Internal Auditor: Tying Risk to Strategy
Collaborative Auditing
Engaging Third Parties for Internal Audit Activities: Strategies for Successful Relationships
Internal Auditing: Uncover the Myths, Discover the Value