Managing internal audit activity

Heads of internal audit play a crucial role in aligning their function’s work to support the organisation’s objectives, work with management and developing effective internal audit plans. 

From how to work more efficiently, better collaboration with others in the organisation, to integrated risk assurance, this section gives insights on managing the overall internal audit activity.


Assurance mapping
Exploring the concept of assurance mapping and its benefits and challenges.

Audit leaders driving the profession forward
Engage with the institute as we progress the journey of internal auditing – confidently moving forward on strong foundations, taking the institute, the profession and members to new horizons.

CAE insights for sensitive investigations
Imagine the scenario. You are asked to investigate something that your boss is associated with, that the CEO has done or that could cancel corporate bonuses. How do you react? What do you do? Who do you turn to?

Communication skills - leading from the top
A overview of the skills needed to communicate effectively with stakeholders.

Creating the audit plan
We explore the concept of audit planning at both a strategic and tactical level.

Integrated risk assurance
Key steps for making integrated assurance a reality.

Internal audit's own risk assessment
This piece provides you with the tools to get started on creating your own risk register, and will hopefully stretch your thinking.

Risk-based internal auditing - is your organisation ready?
In this article, we explore risk-based internal auditing, and get back to basics by taking a look at what it really means, when to use it and what to do if your organisation is not quite ready for it.

Setting up an internal audit: case study
Les Krepa, former Head of Internal Audit shares his experience of common learnings from setting up three very different internal audit functions.

Setting up an internal audit function
Whether you are setting up a new internal audit function or looking to reshape one this will be of interest.

The case for an independent reporting line
Internal audit is a key element of good governance, providing assurance, insightful challenge and transparent information. We take a practical look at the importance of the reporting line for heads of internal audit.

The importance of Quality Assurance and Improvement Programmes (QAIPs)
In this short article we highlight five reasons why you should invest your resource into a Quality Assurance and Improvement Programme (QAIP). 

Vendor risk management
How to ensure that meaningful assurance is provided with limited resources.

Working more efficiently
Exploring efficiency and providing ideas on how to work smarter rather than harder.

Working more effectively
Exploring effectiveness and providing ideas on how to work on what really matters.