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Better Serve Your Organization by Becoming a Trusted Advisor

Trusted Advisor

Providing assurance on organizations’ core functions, auditors have been involved in advising boards on key strategic initiatives, with some enjoying the status of trusted advisor. That is both a recognition that traditional audit work is not enough on its own to help the business execute its strategy in the face of emerging risks, and a realization that internal auditors can do more.

The IIA provides perspectives, insights, services, tools, and resources to support your needs of establishing trust, so use this resource page to help build your profile with stakeholders.

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The Forward Looking Auditor

The Forward–looking Auditor

Foresight is a skill internal auditors need to master in today's disruptive business environment. Shawn Stewart, Partner and National Controls Advisory Practice Leader, Grant Thornton and Sandy Pundmann, U.S. Internal Audit Leader, Deloitte answer questions on how internal auditors can harness the value of foresight to become a trusted advisor. 

Resources and Services Certifications/Qualifications Conferences and Courses

Resources and Services

The IIA provides a variety of professional services and tools along with practitioner consultants who understand the nuances of your ever-demanding role:


By pursuing a certification, you are establishing a reputation of integrity, dedication, and commitment to the profession and your organization:


Strengthen your knowledge and skills through conferences:



Access the essential core educational resources to enhance your work:

The Speed of Risk: Lessons learned on the Audit Trail, 2nd EDITION
The Evolving Role of the CAE: Taking on Compliance and ERM
Trusted Advisors: Key Attributes of Outstanding Internal Auditors
Strategic Risks Management Book
Become a Strategic Internal Auditor: Tying Risk to Strategy
Collaborative Auditing
Engaging Third Parties for Internal Audit Activities: Strategies for Successful Relationships
Internal Auditing: Uncover the Myths, Discover the Value