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​Responses to Regulators and Oversight Bodies

Formal IIA Contributions and Responses to Matters of Global Importance to the Profession

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) works closely with lawmakers, thought leaders, and other regulatory groups. We weigh in on any proposed guidelines or policies that could impact how today’s professionals carry out the practice of internal auditing.

The Global Board of Directors makes official statements on behalf of The IIA, while the Chairman of the Board and/or the President and CEO serve as spokespeople. At certain times, we may delegate this responsibility to other members of our staff.

The process of preparing and writing responses to other organizations is governed by a due diligence process described on The IIA website. See Structure and Processes for responses.

View The IIA's responses to exposure drafts and requests for comment from other organizations.


​Date ​Organization ​Response
​14-Jan-2022 ​CSA Response to Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA’s) continued efforts to address climate change disclosure.


​Date ​Organization ​Response
​22-Dec-2021 ​SEC Response to proposed rule on Electronic Recordkeeping Requirements for Broker-Dealers, Security-Based Swap Dealers, and Major Security-Based Swap Participants
​18-Nov-2021 ​IASB Response to International Accounting Standards Board on Management Commentary exposure draft
​3-Sept-2021 ​IOSCO ​Response to IOSCO on ESG Ratings and Data Products Providers
​23-Aug-2021 ​SEC ​Response to SEC Climate Change Disclosures proposal
​6-Aug-2021 ​US House Armed Services Committee Response to proposed budget cuts, Naval Audit Service
​28-July-2021 ​IFRS Foundation ​Response to the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation on draft changes to create an International Sustainability Standards Board
​11-June-2021 ​OSFI Comment letter to Assurance on Capital, Leverage and Liquidity Returns
​21-May-2021 ​SEC ​Response to request for public comments on Climate Change Disclosures
​INTOSAI ​Response to Performance Audit Subcommittee on draft Using the Work of Internal Auditors in Performance Audits
​12-April-2021 ​OSFI Comment letter to Navigating Uncertainty in Climate Change: Promoting Preparedness and Resilience to Climate-Related Risks
OECD Response to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on draft Best Practice Principles on International Regulatory Co-operation.


​Date ​Organization ​Response
​28-Dec-2020 ​IFRS Foundation Recommendations regarding creation of new Sustainability Standards Board and internal audit's role in sustainability reporting.
​15-Dec-2020 ​OSFI Comment letter to Developing Financial Sector Resilience in a Digital World: Selected Themes in Technology and Related Risks
​INTOSAI Response to IDI exposure draft of Performance Audit ISSAI Implementation Handbook, Version 0.
​2-Oct-2020 ​IAASB ​Response to the International Audit and Assurance Standards Board exposure draft of ISA 600 (Revised) Audits of Group Financial Statements.
​INTOSAI Response to the Public Standards Committee secretariat of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions on Framework of Professional Pronouncements 2020-2022, Component 1.
​9-Sept-2020 ​Global Sustainability Standards Board Recommendations to GSSB on exposure draft of Global Reporting Initiative Universal Standards GRI 101, GRI 102 and GRI 103.
​14-Aug-2020 ​International Integrated Reporting Council ​Recommendations on the final exposure of the IIRC's <IR> Framework to better reflect internal audit's role in organizational sustainability reporting.
​22-July-2020 ​INTOSAI ​Recommendations to International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions on draft privatization audit guidance
​9-July-2020 ​International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board Response to IAASB's proposed guidance on Extended External Reporting Assurance
​12-June-2020 ​World Economic Forum ​Response to WEF's proposed Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Metrics
​02-June-2020 ​IESBA Response to International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants on Proposed Revisions to the Non-assurance Services Provisions of the Code​
​​28-April-2020 ​Accountancy Europe Comments to Accountancy Europe urging a change in mindset around financial and nonfinancial reporting.
​20-March-2020 ​IIRC Response to questions from the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) on proposed changes to the International <IR> Framework.
​13-Jan-2020 ​NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Comments urging greater emphasis on the unique role of internal audit in the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.
​8-Jan-2020 ​City of Palo Alto, CA City Council Internal Audit Practices: City of Palo Alto Relative to Industry Practices


​Date ​Organization ​Response
​06-Aug-2019 ​US Senate Committee on Finance Response to Support for S.379
​05-Aug-2019 ​City of Brownsville, TX, USA Response to Restoration of City Oversight & Audit Committee
​01-Aug-2019 ​AASB Response to Auditing Assurance Standards Board Exposure Draft on Assurance and Related Services Guidelines 50
​20-June-2019 ​IESBA Response to International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants on proposed revisions to Part 4B of the Code to Reflect Terms and Concepts Used in ISAE 3000 (Revised).
​20-June-2019 ​IAASB Feedback on draft guidance for applying ISAE 3000 (Revised) to extended external reporting (EER) assurance engagements.
​04-June-2019 ​IAASB Feedback on consultation paper Proposed Strategy for 2020-2023 and Work Plan for 2020-2021
​20-May-2019 ​Department of Justice DOJ Criminal Division Guidance Document - Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs
​10-May-2019 ​Glendale, AZ City Council Ordinance No. 019-43, Eliminating the office of City Auditor
​29-April-2019 ​OECD Working Group on Bribery should add internal audit to the OECD's 2009 Anti-bribery Recommendation
​24-April-2019 ​INTOSAI Response to Supreme Audit Institution's draft guidance on auditing information systems and security
​27-March-2019 ​ICAI Response to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Exposure Drafts of Standards for Internal Audit
27-March-2019​ ​INTOSAI Response to the INTOSAI Working Group on Key National Indicators exposure draft on development and use of key national indicators.
Guidance for Supreme Audit Institutions on issue of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


Date​ ​Organization ​Response
​1-Nov-2018 ​IAASB Response to the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board’s Proposed International Standards on Auditing 315 (Revised)
​15-Aug-2018 ​IESBA International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) response regarding consultation paper, Professional Skepticism — Meeting Public Expectations
19-July-2018​​ IOSCO​​​
​26-Feb-2018 ​Federal Reserve Response to Proposed Guidance Clarifying Expectations Related to Risk Management for Large Financial Institutions
​08-Feb-2018 ​Monitoring Group Response to Monitoring Group Consultation on Strengthening the Governance and Oversight of the International Audit-R​elated Standard-Setting Boards in the Public Interest


​Date ​Organization ​Response
​18-Dec-2017 ​Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) RE: SASB's Exposure Draft Standards
​09-Oct-2017 Federal Reserve Response to Proposed Guidance on Supervisory Expectation for Boards of Directors
​23-Aug-2017 ​SEC RE: SEC Release No. 34-81187
​26-June-2017 ​U.S. (GAO) 2017 Updates to Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards ("Yellow Book")
​31-May-2017 INTOSAI​ Response to Liaison with External Stakeholders
​29-April-2017 ​IIRC International Framework Implementation Feedback
​16-Jan-2017 OCC Enhanced Cyber Risk Management Standards


​Date ​Organization ​Response
​7-Dec-2016 ​AICPA AICPA's Cybersecurity Risk Management Initiative
​26-Sept-2016 ​COSO Enterprise Risk Management — Aligning Strategy and Performance
​3-Aug-2016 ​INTOSAI New INTOSAI Framework of Professional Pronouncements
​18-May-2016 ​King IV Response to the King IV Corporate Governance Code
​13-May-2016 Envi​ronmental Protection Agency ​Risk Management Programs Under the Clean Air Act
​1-Feb-2016 ​INTOSAI Response ISSAI 30 Code of Ethics


​Date ​Organization ​Response
​2-Nov-2015 ​U.S. Congress H.R. 3557, FSOC Transparency and Accountability Act
​7-Oct-2015 ​INTOSAI ​ISSAI 3000, 3100, & 3200 Performance Audit Standards
​21-Sept-2015 ​INTOSAI ISSAI 4000 Compliance Audit Standard
​8-Sept-2015 ​SEC Concept Release: Possible Revisions to Audit Committee Disclosures
​4-Sept-2015 ​IFAC Non-Compliance with Laws and Regulations
​5-Aug-2015 ​U.S. Congress​ IIA Statement to Senate Judiciary Committee
​3-June-2015 U.S. Congress​ ​IIA Statement, “Watchdogs Needed: Top Government Investigator Positions Left Unfilled for Years”
​9-Jan-2015 ​Basel Committee on Banking Supervision​ Corporate Governance Principles for Banks
​4-Jan-2015 ​OECD OECD Principles of Corporate Governance IIA Comments


​Date ​Organization ​Response
​5-Dec-2014 ​International Integrated Reporting Council IIA Comment Letter—IIRC Assurance on IR Discussion
​22-Sept-2014 ​US Congress HR 5492, The Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2014
​15-Sept-2014 ​US Department of Defense Comment letter to proposal to amend Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement
​10-Sept-2014 ​US Congress The IIA’s Written Statement, House Oversight & Government Reform Committee
​28-March-2014 ​OCC ​OCC Proposed Guidelines Establishing Heightened Expectations for Large Banks
​31-Jan-2014 ​FSB FSB Risk Culture


​Date ​Organization ​Response
​31-Dec-2013 ​ISACA ISACA IS Audit and Assurance Exposure Documents
​6-Dec-2013 ​NAIC Proposed Revisions to Incorporate an Internal Audit Function Requirement into NAIC Model
​25-Nov-2013 ​U.S. GAO GAO 2013 Exposure Draft Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government
​30-Sept-2013 ​FSB FSB Principles for an Effective Risk Appetite Framework
​16-Sept-2013 ​IFAC/CIPFA Good Governance in the Public Sector – Consultation Draft for an International Framework
​29-July-2013 ​SEC New York Stock Exchange - Internal Audit Requirement
​12-July-2013 ​IIRC Consultation Draft of the International Framework
​12-July-2013 ​AICPA Proposed SAS - Using the Work of Internal Auditors
​8-July-2013 ​U.S. Congress ​​H.R., Audit Integrity and Job Protection Act
​26-June-2013 ​INTOSAI ​​Response to Exposure Draft ISSAI 5700 Guideline for the Audit of Corruption Prevention in Government Agencies
​21-June-2013 ​Basel Committee ​Response to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Consultative Document – "External audits of banks"
​3-June-2013 ​U.S. Congress "​The Unintended Consequences of Dodd-Frank’s Conflict Minerals Provision"
​30-April-2013 ​IFAC Exposure Drafts ED 2 & 3, Conceptual Framework for Public Sector Entities
​12-April-2013 ​Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors Consultation Document: Effective Internal Audit in the Financial Services Sector ("the Consultation Document")
​28-March-2013 ​NASDAQ NASDAQ Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change to Require That Listed Companies Have an Internal Audit Function
​25-March-2013 ​FFIEC Social Media: Consumer Compliance Risk Management Guidance
​​14-March-2013 ​​IFAC ​Response to the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) Exposure Draft - "The Auditor's Responsibilities Relating to Other Information in Documents Containing or Accompanying Audited Financial Statements and the Auditor's Report Thereon"
15-Feb-2013 INTOSAI ​ISSAI 100 – 400: Fundamental Principles of Public Sector, Financial, Performance and Compliance Auditing - Cover Letter and Comments


Date​ ​Organization ​Response
​28-Dec-2012 ​ISACA ​Response to the Information Systems Assurance and Control Association (ISACA) - Invitation to Comment (ITC) - "IT Audit and Assurance Standards"
​15-Dec-2012 ​IESBA ​Response to the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) Exposure Draft, Responding to a Suspected Illegal Act
​4-Dec-2012 ​COSO ​COSO Internal Control - Integrated Framework - Internal Control Over External Financial Reporting: A Compendium of Approaches and Examples (ICEFR), September 2012
​8-Oct-2012 ​IAASB ​Response to the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) - Invitation to Comment (ITC) - "Improving the Auditor's Report" - Cover Letter and Appendix A
26-July-2012​ U.S. Congress​ IIA Statement to House Committee on Financial Services
25-May-2012​​ IFAC​​ Response to the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) – Exposure Draft, Proposed Change to the Definition of "Engagement Team"
31-Mar-2012​ COSO COSO Draft Update of Internal Control – Integrated Framework - Comment Letter​
2-Mar-2012​ ​Basel Committee ​Base Internal Audit Function in Banks - Comment Letter
29-Feb-2012​​ PCAOB​​ PCAOB Communications with Audit Committees​ - Comment Letter
​29-Feb-2012 ​IFAC​​ ​IFAC Evaluating and Improving Internal Control - Comment Letter and Appendix A​
​​15-Feb-2012 ICGFM ICGFM’s comments on IPSASB Exposure Draft No. 46, Reporting on the Long-Term Sustainability of a Public Sector Entity’s Finances


Date​ ​Organization ​Response
14-Dec-2011​ ​IIRC ​Response to the International Integrated Reporting Committee (IIRC) – “Discussion Paper on Towards Integrated Reporting – Communicating Value in the 21st Century” - Cover Letter and Appendix A
14-Dec-2011​ ​PCAOB Response to the Public Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) – “Concept Release on Auditor Independence and Audit Firm Rotation” - Cover Letter and Appendix A and B
30-Sep-2011​ PCAOB​ Response to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) - Concept Release on Possible Revisions to PCAOB Standards Related to Reports on Audited Financial Statements and Related amendments to PCAOB Standards (Ref Docket matter No.34)​ - Cover Letter and Attachment A
16-Sep-2011 ​IAASB Response to the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) - "Enhancing the Value of Auditor Reporting: Exploring Options for Change"​ - Cover Letter and Attachment A
22-July-2011​ EU​ Response to the Green Paper "The EU Corporate Governance Framework"​ - Cover Letter and Attachment A
4-April-2011​ IAASB​ Proposed Strategy and Work Program for 2012-2014



Date​ Organization ​Response
17-Dec-2010​ SEC​ Proposed Rules for Implementing the Whistleblower Provisions of Section 21F of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (File Number S7-33-10)
8-Dec-2010​ European Union​ Response to the Green Paper "Audit Policy: Lessons from the Crisis"​
18-Nov-2010​ Government Auditing Standards​ Government Auditing Standards - 2010 Exposure Draft​
12-Nov-2010​ ISA​ Richard Chambers cover letter on Proposed Revisions to ISAs 315 and 610​
7-Sept-2010​ PCAOB​ Docket 028: Proposed Auditing Standard Related to Confirmation and Related Amendments to PCAOB Standards​
13-July-2010​ International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)​ 2010-2012 proposed business strategy and work plan of the Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) Committee ​
15-June-2010​ International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)​ 2010-2012 proposed strategy and work plan of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA)
4-June-2010​ Basel Committee​ Consultative Document - Principles for Enhancing Corporate Governance issued by Basel Committee on Banking Supervision​
27-May-2010​ PCAOB​ PCAOB Rulemaking Docket Matter No. 030, Proposed Auditing Standard Related to Communications With Audit Committees and Related Amendments to Certain PCAOB Auditing Standards - Cover Letter and Attachment A
3-May-2010​ ISACA​ Monitoring of Internal Controls and IT​
27-April-2010​​​ India Ministry of Corporate Affairs​​ Corporate Governance Voluntary Guidelines 2009 - Appointment of the Internal Auditor
15-April-2010​ INTOSAI​ ISSAI 40 - Quality Control for SAIs - Cover Letter and Attachment A
15-April-2010​ INTOSAI​ ISSAI 3100 - Performance Auditing Standards - Cover Letter and Attachment A
25-Feb-2010​ Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants​ Practice Guide Note No. 2​
18-Feb-2010​ PCAOB​ PCAOB Rulemaking Docket Matter No. 026: Proposed Auditing Standards Related to the Auditor’s Assessment of and Response to Risk