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The IPPF

Standards & Guidance — International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF)

The International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) is the conceptual framework that organizes authoritative guidance promulgated by The IIA. A trustworthy, global, guidance-setting body, The IIA provides internal audit professionals worldwide with authoritative guidance organized in the IPPF as mandatory guidance and recommended guidance. The updated Framework was introduced in July 2015. Take a look at the video to learn more about it and access resources that explain how the Framework was established.

New Standards Are Now in Effect

The IPPF

Modifications proposed for The IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing were approved in October 2016 and are now in effect. The revisions include the addition of two new standards, alignment of the Standards to the Core Principles, and updates to existing standards.

All new implementation guides are available to help you with the key changes to the Standards. An updated edition of the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) guide, more commonly known as the Red Book, will be released early in 2017. Visit the IIA Bookstore for more information. 

Mission of Internal Audit 

Mission of Internal Audit

The Mission of Internal Audit articulates what internal audit aspires to accomplish within an organization. Its place in the new IPPF is deliberate, demonstrating how practitioners should leverage the entire framework to facilitate their ability to achieve the Mission:

To enhance and protect organizational value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight.

 

Mandatory Guidance 

Mandatory Guidance

Mandatory guidance is developed following an established due diligence process, which includes a period of public exposure for stakeholder input.
The mandatory elements of the IPPF are:

Recommended Guidance 

Recommended Guidance

Recommended guidance is endorsed by The IIA through a formal approval process. It describes practices for effective implementation of The IIA's Core Principles , Definition of Internal Auditing, Code of Ethics, and Standards. The recommended elements of the IPPF are: