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Tarling Speaks at Qatar National Auditing Conference

Phil Tarling, 2012-13 global chairman of The Institute of Internal Auditors, was among the dignitaries who spoke at the opening of the 4th National Conference on Internal Auditing in Doha, Qatar. In his comments, Tarling identified the IIA as an “ideal partner” to help Qatar achieve goals for economic development outlined in Qatar National Vision 2030.

Tarling told the gathering of more than 400 that internal auditing thrives in a business environment that urges good corporate governance and respects effective internal control. He thanked His Excellency Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, president of Qatar’s Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, for his role in helping to establish IIA–Qatar and his support of internal auditing.

Al-Attiyah said Qatar requires more professional accountants and auditors, though there is a strong pool of Qatari accounting graduates. Internal auditing is at the heart of corporate culture, and internal auditors should be the guardians of that corporate life, he said, adding that internal audit plays an essential advisory role, adds competitive value, and promotes a corporate culture of continued improvement and performance.

Other speakers at the opening of the conference were Qatar University President Prof. Sheikha Abdulla Al-Misnad, President of IIA–Qatar Hassan Al-Mulla, and conference Chair Christian Adonis.

Local media coverage of the event included an article in the Gulf Times of Doha.

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The IIA’s 2012-13 Global Chairman, Phil Tarling, joins His Excellency Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, president of Qatar’s Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, and others on the dais at the IIA–Qatar 2014 National Conference on Internal Auditing.

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More than 400 attended the 4th National Conference on Internal Auditing sponsored by IIA–Qatar at the Hilton Doha May 25-27.