2017 has been a dynamic year for the profession — one marked by calls for innovation, increased focus on strategic alignment, and an ongoing need to examine organizational culture. We look back at the stories that have been most popular with Internal Auditor’s readers, reflecting the areas that helped define internal auditing over the past year.
Culture audits can help practitioners gain insight into the causes of poor organizational behavior.
Internal auditors can add value by selecting audits that contribute to achievement of strategic objectives.
This year’s up-and-coming practitioners are making a difference in their organizations and helping move the profession forward.
Managing its own risks can improve the audit function’s performance and demonstrate that it practices what it preaches.
With the right strategy, practitioners can divide conformance into bite-size, easily digested portions.
As businesses strive to find opportunities in a world driven by technological transformation, internal auditors need to continually innovate to stay ahead of the game, says Shannon Urban, 2017–2018 chairman of The IIA’s North American Board.
Six strategies can facilitate progress when starting or furthering an analytics program.
Public sector auditors can face intimidation, isolation, retaliation, suspension — even termination — just for doing their job.
Strategy and organizational performance are the heart of the updated framework.
Internal audit has an integral role to play in improving the organization’s strategic performance.