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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

The Security Intelligence Center—Next Steps: Beyond Response to Anticipation

The Security Intelligence Center—Next Steps: Beyond Response to Anticipation

A new joint research report from The Internal Audit Foundation and Crowe Horwath explores the cybersecurity issue from a new vantage point: anticipation and prediction vs. after-the-fact detection and response.

Download a FREE copy of The Security Intelligence Center—Next Steps: Beyond Response to Anticipation.

 

Banking on Change: How to Respond to New Expectations for Audit Committees

Banking on Change: How to Respond to New Expectations for Audit Committees

Audit committees should assess corporate culture to detect and deter unethical behavior in their organizations, according to a paper released as part of a new collaboration on thought leadership with PwC.

Download a FREE copy of Banking on Change: How to Respond to New Expectations for Audit Committees.

New Products

Auditing the Procurement Function, 2nd Edition

Auditing the Procurement Function, 2nd Edition

Covers conceptual changes in internal auditing, especially in relation to the three lines of defense. This edition explores globally relevant topics, including evolutions in outsourcing, offshoring, and technology, like artificial intelligence. Includes practical advice on topics ranging from an explanation of the procurement function and sequence of events to common risks, procedures, and internal controls at different stages of the process — beneficial to anyone interested in auditing procurement.

Learn more and purchase your copy of Auditing the Procurement Function, 2nd Edition.

Message, Brand, and Dollars: Auditing Marketing Operations Message, Brand, and Dollars: Auditing Marketing Operations

This resource contains practical information that any internal auditor needs to gain a better understanding of marketing. While geared toward internal auditors, this book is intended to help anyone perform an evaluation of the vast, dynamic, and often misunderstood operations that fall under the umbrella of marketing.

Learn more and purchase your copy of Message, Brand, and Dollar: Auditing Marketing Operations.

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.

Trusted Advisors: Key Attributes of Outstanding Internal Auditors

Trusted Advisors: Key Attributes of Outstanding Internal Auditor

In his latest book, Richard Chambers, president and CEO of The IIA, offers insights from leading internal auditors from around the world. Trusted Advisors identifies the traits that will help you earn and keep trust.

Learn how to gain the skills to earn management’s trust and purchase your copy of Trusted Advisors: Key Attributes of Outstanding Internal Auditors.

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.

CBOK Practitioner Reports

Ethics and Pressure: Balancing the Internal Audit Profession
 

Ethics and Pressure: Balancing the Internal Audit Profession

This report provides a framework that can be used to analyze internal audit professional ethics and related pressures.

Download your free PDF copy of Ethics and Pressure: Balancing the Internal Audit Profession.

Internal Audit Quality Assurance and Improvement: A Call to Action
 

Internal Audit Quality Assurance and Improvement: A Call to Action

Report findings span the globe and offers insights on steps to take to get your department aligned with professional guidelines so it can reliably serve as a trusted adviser throughout your organization.

Download your free PDF copy of Internal Audit Quality Assurance and Improvement: A Call to Action.

 

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

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