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Latest Research and Products

As a vital cornerstone of the Internal Audit Foundation, research remains an essential element of our offerings since our inception in 1976. The Foundation has delivered more than 250 research reports covering the full spectrum of issues facing the profession. The most recent reports are featured here and hard copies and/or downloads are available through the IIA Bookstore.

Featured Reports

Internal Auditors' Response to Disruptive Innovation

Based on surveys and interviews with CAEs, this report explores the most frequently identified innovations and disruptions that organizations are currently facing and how the internal audit function is evolving to react to these changes. It provides helpful insights and best practices for internal auditors responding to these advances.

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The Role of Internal Audit in Integrated Reporting: A South African Case Study

A new case study from South Africa defines the role internal auditors should play in integrated reporting, what skills and attributes they need to effectively fulfill their role, and how their role intertwines with other players within the organization.

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Aligning Internal Audit Activities and Scope to Organizational Strategy

Aligning Internal Audit Activities and Scope to Organizational Strategy — How the Business Environment and Organizational Strategy Impact Internal Audit

This new Internal Audit Foundation research report, Aligning Internal Audit Activities and Scope to Organizational Strategy — How the Business Environment and Organizational Strategy Impact Internal Audit, investigates how organizational strategy impacts internal audit activities. Get practical guidelines for day-to-day application.

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Auditing Anti-Bribery Programs

Auditing Anti-Bribery Programs

The newest Internal Audit Foundation report, Auditing Anti-Bribery Programs, discusses the importance of combatting bribery in an environment where enforcement and consequences continue to intensify. It helps practitioners evaluate the design, implementation, and effectiveness of their anti-bribery programs.

Download a FREE copy of Auditing Anti-Bribery Programs.

 

​Artificial Intelligence – The Data Below

A new research report, powered by the Internal Audit Foundation and sponsored by The IIA’s Chicago Chapter, discusses how Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications use data differently than traditional IT applications and suggests ways practitioners can tailor their audit approach to address the unique risks AI poses.

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The Future of Cybersecurity in Internal Audit

The Future of Cybersecurity in Internal Audit

A new joint research report from The Internal Audit Foundation and Crowe Horwath paints the picture of what cybersecurity is and how it will impact internal audit’s role and position them for success.

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New Products

Sawyer's Internal Auditing: Enhancing and Protecting Organizational Value, 7th Edition Sawyer's Internal Auditing: Enhancing and Protecting Organizational Value, 7th Edition

In this significantly restructured version, Sawyer’s 7th Edition, 10 leaders tackle the challenges of defining what it takes to fulfill internal audit’s mission of enhancing and protecting organization value.

Learn more and purchase your copy of Sawyer's Internal Auditing: Enhancing and Protecting Organizational Value, 7th Edition.

Auditing and Disruptive Technologies

Auditing and Disruptive Technologies

This book provides practitioners an overview of how disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, drones, and the Internet of Things will impact every aspect of their organizations going forward — from their business models and value propositions to their supply chains and customer relationships. It is designed to familiarize them with the common risks associated with these technologies and provide an increased level of confidence that they can convert the challenges disruptive technologies potentially pose into opportunities.

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Applying the International Professional Practices Framework, 4th Edition

Applying the International Professional Practices Framework, 4th Edition

This release is a new practical guide for using the latest edition of the IPPF. Complete with updated tools and resources, as well as new Implementation Guides for each Standard, the book supports practitioners in their efforts to deliver high-quality internal audit services to stakeholders.

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Data Analytics: A Road Map for Expanding Analytics Capabilities

Data Analytics: A Road Map for Expanding Analytics Capabilities

Organization’s struggling to manage the sea of information available to them have a new resource. In collaboration with Grant Thorton, The Internal Audit Foundation’s new release provides an overview of the critical data analytics elements and discusses a framework for a digital transformation that can lead to data analytics success

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The Internal Auditor's Guide to Risk Assessment, 2nd Edition

The Internal Auditor's Guide to Risk Assessment, 2nd Edition

The Internal Audit Foundation’s 2nd Edition, The Internal Auditor’s Guide to Risk Assessment, helps practitioners plan and conduct risk assessments. It offers insights into frequently asked questions, best practices, and emerging risk assessment topics. It includes an updated online toolkit and IIA members receive a discount

Learn more and purchase your copy of The Internal Auditor's Guide to Risk Assessment, 2nd Edition.

Managing Risk in Uncertain Times

Managing Risks in Uncertain Times: Leveraging COSO’S New ERM Framework

This latest release by author and ERM expert, Paul Sobel, addresses the changes in COSO’s recently released ERM framework, Enterprise Risk Management – Integrating with Strategy and Performance. Sobel provides actionable steps that allow practitioners to begin implementation. The book is designed to empower readers to leverage the three main areas COSO addresses – strategy, risk, and performance – and assist them in adding value in their risk management reporting.

Learn more and purchase your copy of Managing Risks in Uncertain Times: Leveraging COSO’S New ERM Framework.

Internal Auditing: Assurance & Advisory Services, 4th Edition

Internal Auditing: Assurance & Advisory Services, Fourth Edition

Written through collaboration of educators and practitioners, this textbook serves as a cornerstone for internal audit education. It covers key fundamentals of the profession and proves an invaluable reference and training tool for those in the classroom or in the field.

Learn more and purchase your copy of Internal Auditing: Assurance & Advisory Services, Fourth Edition.

Quality Assessment Manual for the Internal Audit Activity (QA Manual), 2017 IPPF Aligned Quality Assessment Manual for the Internal Audit Activity (QA Manual), 2017 IPPF Aligned

This new edition aligns with the 2017 IPPF, providing tools to streamline your QAIP process — from collection and analysis through final report prep. It captures required changes in professional guidance and features insights of internal audit professionals.

Learn more and purchase your copy of Quality Assessment Manual for the Internal Audit Activity (QA Manual), 2017 IPPF Aligned.

(IPPF)® International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF)® - 2017 Edition

(IPPF)® International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF)® - 2017 Edition

Refreshed with globally relevant content, The IIA’s new International Professional Practices Framework® (IPPF®), or Red Book, brings internal auditors up to speed on mandatory and recommended guidance. New e-Pub version offers fast, easy search functionality.

Learn more and purchase your copy of (IPPF)® International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF)® - 2017 Edition.

CBOK Report Releases

The IIA's Global Internal Audit Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK) is the world’s largest ongoing study of the internal audit profession that provides a rich overview of how the profession is currently being practiced and changes that are anticipated in the future.

CBOK Stakeholder Studies

Achieving Excellence in Assurance, Strategic Risk Insights, and More: Viewpoints From Financial Services Stakeholder

Achieving Excellence in Assurance, Strategic Risk Insights, and More: Viewpoints From Financial Services Stakeholder

This report reveals best practices internal auditors in the Financial Service Industry should consider in their quest to continually improve performance and deliver more value to their organizations.

Download your free PDF copy of Achieving Excellence in Assurance, Strategic Risk Insights, and More: Viewpoints From Financial Services Stakeholder.

Six Audit Committee Imperatives: Enabling Internal Audit to Make a Difference

​Six Audit Committee Imperatives: Enabling Internal Audit to Make a Difference

This report offers insights on the expectations boards of directors and audit committee members have of internal auditors.

Download free PDF copy of Six Audit Committee Imperatives: Enabling Internal Audit to Make a Difference.

To learn more about CBOK and access/download all available reports, visit the CBOK Resource Exchange.

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