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The IIA's 2010 Global Internal Audit Survey
The Most Comprehensive Global Study Ever Conducted on the Internal Audit Profession  

Global Internal Audit SUrveyThe IIA’s 2010 Global Internal Audit Survey Reports

In 2010, The Internal Audit Foundation’s Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK) Study conducted its second global survey in 22 languages from over 13,500 practitioners in more than 107 countries. Five reports have been released, culminating in the most comprehensive study providing perspectives on global internal audit practices, trends, and insights as a practical resource for internal audit strategic planning and decision-making.

IIA members can download free copies of these reports:

Characteristics of an Internal Audit Activity examines the demographics and other attributes of the worldwide population of internal auditors and what this means for the internal audit profession.

Core Competencies for Today’s Internal Auditor defines the attributes of an effective internal audit activity and what internal auditors really need to know to perform their jobs with due care while adding value to their respective organizations.

Measuring Internal Auditing’s Value focuses on the value of internal auditing under dynamic business conditions by presenting the key elements, criteria, and drivers of the value delivered by an internal audit activity and what needs to be done to maintain the profession’s continuing relevance.

What’s Next for Internal Auditing? provides forward-looking insight identifying perceived changes in the roles of the internal audit activity over the next five years, changing stakeholder expectations, and what internal auditing must do to adapt itself in a resilient fashion.

Imperatives for Change: The IIA’s Global Internal Audit Survey in Action contains conclusions, observations, and recommendations for the internal audit activity to anticipate and match organizations’ fast-changing needs to strategically position the profession for the long term.

In addition, a special study was conducted in the United States on stakeholders' perceptions:

A Call to Action: Stakeholders’ Perspectives on Internal Auditing focuses on the value of internal auditing from the perspective of U.S. stakeholders such as chief executive officers and audit committee members.

Individual printed copies of all reports and special bundling packages are available for purchase through The Internal Audit Foundation Bookstore.

Local IIA institutes and/or associated organizations may provide information based on the survey results more specifically geared to their regions. Please contact your Institute for details on local results.

Global Internal Audit Survey Questions (includes answer options)

The Internal Audit Foundation CBOK Study is solely funded by the William G. Bishop III, CIA, Memorial Fund.​