Global Survey of Internal Auditors Launches 2 February
Common Body of Knowledge generates comprehensive view of profession
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (27 January 2015) — A survey providing the most-comprehensive
global look into the practice of internal auditing will launch 2 February, bringing new insight into a
profession whose value continues to grow as ever-evolving risks and opportunities challenge
business operations worldwide.
The Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation (IIARF) 2015 Global Internal Audit
Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK) practitioner survey will take a deep look into the
profession with input from front-line internal auditors and chief audit executives (CAEs).
The survey will be distributed to the more than 180,000 members of The Institute of Internal
Auditors worldwide, as well as through other international professional organizations. Internal
auditors who are not members of the IIA, as well as those in related fields such as risk managers
and compliance officers, also are being urged to participate. More than 10,000 participated in the
previous CBOK survey, in 2010.
“This CBOK survey will give us valuable insight into the practice of internal auditing from
Beijing to Boston,” said IIA President and CEO Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP,
The survey period, which runs from 2 February to 27 March, will allow internal auditors the
opportunity to share information about key business areas, including governance, management,
talent, risk, and technology, as well as the future of the profession.
Results of the survey will be shared in a series of reports beginning with 10 Imperatives for
Innovation, which is scheduled for release in July at The IIA’s International Conference in
Vancouver, B.C. In total, more than 30 CBOK reports are planned for distribution through 2016.
The reports will come in a number of forms, from in-depth “Core Reports” focusing on broad
topics of significance to the profession to shorter “Fast Facts” and infographics. Each will be
complemented by corresponding PowerPoint presentations so that the information can be easily
shared in other forums. All reports generated from the CBOK survey will be available for free to
Additionally, customized survey data will be distributed to educators as support material for
curricula, academic researchers, and The IIA’s more than 150 North American chapters and
more than 100 national institutes worldwide.
The co-chairs of the 2015 CBOK effort, Richard J. Anderson, DePaul University clinical
professor, and Jean Coroller, French Institute of Directors certifications director, are urging as
many professionals who either work in internal audit or interact with internal auditors to
participate in the survey in order to make the resulting database as comprehensive as possible.
Access to the survey will be available through The IIA’s CBOK Resource Center beginning 2 February.
About the IIA
The Institute of Internal Auditors (The IIA) is the internal audit profession’s most widely
recognized advocate, educator, and provider of standards, guidance, and certifications.
Established in 1941, The IIA today serves more than 180,000 members from 190 countries. The
association’s global headquarters are in Altamonte Springs, Fla. For more information, visit
About The IIARF
Established in 1976, The Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation (IIARF) is the
global leader in sponsoring, disseminating, and promoting research and knowledge resources
about internal auditing. Its mission is to shape, advance, and expand knowledge of internal
auditing by providing relevant research and educational products to the profession globally.