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Internal Audit Competency Framework 

WHAT IT IS | WHO IT IS FOR | COMPETENCIES & CAREER LEVEL | PUT IT TO WORK

Internal Audit Competency Framework Pie ChartThe IIA’s Internal Audit Competency Framework:
Put It to Work

Wherever you are in your internal audit career or whatever the knowledge and skills you seek, the Internal Audit Competency Framework© has a professional development plan that will work for you and your individual needs.

The expert practitioners at The IIA know that professional development isn’t a linear path, but a divergent process with many crossroads and switchbacks.

Reference the table below that clearly outlines the imperative intersections of the three distinct competency levels and four specific knowledge areas. Need help creating your plan? Leverage our Career Planning Toolkit to get started.

We’ve Mapped It Out. You can Make It Work.

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Professional Development
Resources
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Competency Level​

​General Awareness ​Applied Knowledge ​Expert

​Professionalism

​Beyond knowledge and technical skills, professional competency requires a dedication to the profession of internal audit, investment in the practice of internal audit, and a level of ethical conduct that creates trust between internal auditors and organizational stakeholders. Internal auditors provide valuable, independent, and objective analysis and advice that help guide and drive organizations toward higher performance. These courses will help you develop the professional competencies you need to succeed as an internal auditor.

​Training

Professionalism Competency Bundle

Internal Audit Overview Bundle

Tools for New Auditors

Ethics Essentials Bundle

CIA Exam Preparation Instructor-led Course Part 1: Essentials of Internal Auditing

Tools for Lead Auditors

​Tools for Audit Managers

Audit Management Bundle

CAE/Director Bundle

​Certification

​Certified Internal Auditor

Internal Audit Practitioner

​Certified Internal Auditor

Certification in Risk Management Assurance

​Certification in Risk Management Assurance

Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership

​Professional Practices/Guidance

​Code of Ethics

Core Principles for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing

Definition of Internal Auditing

International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing

Mission of Internal Audit

Model Internal Audit Activity Charter

​Assisting Small Internal Audit Activities in Implementing the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing

Demonstrating the Core Principles for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing

Implementation Guides for Code of Ethics Principles and Standards

Independence and Objectivity

​Creating an Internal Audit Competency Process for the Public Sector

Talent Management

​Internal Audit Foundation

​Internal Auditing: Uncover the Myths, Discover the Value

IPPF

​Internal Auditing: Assurance and Advisory Services, 4th Edition

Sawyer’s Internal Auditing, 7th Edition

​Sawyer’s Internal Auditing, 7th Edition

The Politics of Internal Auditing

​Performance

​​Occupations become professions when their policies are codified by professional associations, and internal audit is defined by the International Professional Practices Framework® (IPPF). The IPPF guides internal audit practitioners in planning and performing internal audit engagements, allowing internal auditors to advise management on strategic, system, and operational levels within their organizations. The IIA provides training, based on the IPPF and guidance issued by the IIA, that equips you with the specific skills and knowledge you need to achieve performance competency.

​Training

Audit Report Writing

Fundamentals of Risk-based Auditing

Tools for New Auditors

Audit Engagement Fundamentals

Internal Audit Essentials

Performance Bundle: Audit Engagements

​CIA Exam Preparation Instructor-led Course Part 2: Practice of Internal Auditing

Confronting Fraud in the Construction Industry

COSO Internal Control Certificate

Fraud: Prevent, Detect, Respond

Root Cause Analysis for Internal Auditors

Tools for Lead Auditors

​Agile Auditing

Tools for Audit Managers

Audit Management Bundle

CAE/Director Bundle

​Certification

​Certified Internal Auditor

Internal Audit Practitioner

​Certified Internal Auditor

Certification in Risk Management Assurance

​Certification in Risk Management Assurance

Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership

​Professional Practices/Guidance

​Developing a Risk-based Internal Audit Plan

Engagement Planning: Establishing Objectives and Scope

​Assessing Organizational Governance in the Private Sector

Assessing Organizational Governance in the Public Sector

Assessing the Risk Management Process

Engagement Planning: Assessing Fraud Risks

​Auditing Executive Compensation and Benefits

Business Continuity Management

Developing the Internal Audit Strategic Plan

Evaluating Ethics-related Programs and Activities

​Internal Audit Foundation

​Internal Auditing: Assurance and Advisory Services, 4th Edition

IPPF

New Auditor’s Guide to Internal Auditing

​Applying the IPPF, 4th Edition

CIA Exam Practice Questions

CRMA Study Bundle

Team Leader’s Guide to Internal Audit Leadership

Understanding and Auditing Corporate Culture

​Applying the IPPF, 4th Edition

Quality Assessment Manual

Sawyer’s Internal Auditing, 7th Edition

Team Leader’s Guide to Internal Audit Leadership

​Environment

​Environmental competencies are more than the just the skills employees use each day in a particular organization. In fact, environmental competencies are the industry-wide cross-company universe of skills that allow internal auditors to drive business execution and align with management. Through environmental competencies, internal auditors make sure the organization is positioned to meet its strategic goals in the industry in which it operates. Training from The IIA can help you acquire the skills, information, and appropriate performance measures to help your organization achieve its mission.

​Training

Fundamentals of IT Auditing

IT General Controls

Statistical Sampling for Internal Auditors

Data Analytics Essentials Bundle

Data Analytics/Fraud Bundle

Information Technology Bundle

IT Essentials Bundle

Ethical Scenarios for the Public Sector

Ethical Scenarios for Technology-Related Risks Bundle

Ethical Scenarios for Financial Services Auditors Bundle

Data Analysis for Internal Auditors

Financial Services Audit Certificate

Fraud: Prevent, Detect, Respond

Root Cause Analysis for Internal Auditors

Tools for Lead Auditors

CIA Exam Preparation Instructor-led Course Part 3: Business Knowledge for Internal Auditing

​Agile Auditing

COSO Enterprise Risk Management Certificate Program

Financial Services Exchange

​Certification

​Certified Internal Auditor

Internal Audit Practitioner

​Certified Internal Auditor

Certification in Risk Management Assurance

​Certification in Risk Management Assurance

Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership

​Professional Practices/Guidance

​Foundations of Internal Auditing in Financial Services Firms

IT Essentials for Internal Auditors

Unique Aspects of Internal Auditing in the Public Sector

​Auditing Anti-bribery and Anti-corruption Programs

Auditing Culture

Auditing Smart Devices

Auditing Third-party Risk Management

Information Technology Risk and Controls

IT Change Management

​Auditing IT Governance

Auditing Privacy Risks

Information Technology Outsourcing

Management of IT Auditing

​Internal Audit Foundation

​New Auditor’s Guide to Internal Auditing

Data Analysis and Sampling Simplified

Data Analytics: Elevating Internal Audit’s Value

Internal Audit of the Future

Practical Enterprise Risk Management

​Sawyer’s Internal Auditing, 7th Edition

Agile Auditing

Data Analytics: A Road Map for Expanding Analytics Capabilities

Guide to Risk Assessment, 2nd Edition

Internal Audit of the Future

Managing Risk in Uncertain Times

Ready & Relevant

​Sawyer’s Internal Auditing, 7th Edition

Assessing and Managing Strategic Risks

Ready & Relevant

​Leadership & Communication

​Leadership and communication competencies help internal auditors understand the strategic context of their organizations, including the internal and external forces that act on the organization. These competencies allow internal audit leaders to clearly and appropriately express information and data to all levels of the organization and lead others to do the same, while actively listening to the ideas and information of other stakeholders. The IIA provides training that will build your leadership and communication competencies, helping you be recognized as a valued advisor who effectively communicates strategic information.

​Training

​Audit Management Bundle

CAE/Director Bundle

Tools for Audit Managers

Advanced Risk-based Auditing

Building a Sustainable Quality Program

Critical Thinking in the Audit Process

Performing an Effective Quality Assessment

Tools for Audit Managers

General Audit Management Conference

Women in Internal Audit Leadership Conference

​Certification

​Certified Internal Auditor

Internal Audit Practitioner

​Certified Internal Auditor

Certification in Risk Management Assurance

​Certification in Risk Management Assurance

Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership

​Professional Practices/Guidance

Formulating and Expressing Internal Audit Opinions

​Audit Reports: Communicating Assurance Engagement Results

Coordination and Reliance: Developing an Assurance Map

​Chief Audit Executives – Appointment, Performance, Evaluation, and Termination

Integrated Auditing

Interaction with the Board

Measuring Internal Audit Effectiveness and Efficiency

Quality Assurance and Improvement Program

​Internal Audit Foundation

​The Speed of Risk

Wayfinding

​Team Leader’s Guide to Internal Audit Leadership

The Speed of Risk

Trusted Advisors

Team Leader’s Guide to Internal Audit Leadership

Trusted Advisors


Knowledge Areas

Internal Audit Competency Framework Knowledge Areas 

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