Research Foundation Report - The Institute Of Internal Auditors  


Third Quarter 2012
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Sharon T. Grant, CIA, CRMA


Meet the New IIARF President: The Sky Is Her Limit

Sharon T. Grant, CIA, CRMA was recently appointed the 2012 – 2013 President of The IIA Research Foundation. A self-professed thrill seeker, her personal risk appetite might be considered high, but when it comes to ensuring that practitioners have the resources they need to get their jobs done, Grant is leaving nothing to chance.

The What, the How, and the YOU of Research

Thousands of practitioners turn to The IIA Research Foundation’ (IIARF) for objective and comprehensive research reports and products covering the most pressing topics facing the profession of internal auditing. Find out what topics and issues The IIARF’s Board of Trustees (BOT) is seeking Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for 2012.

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A Love Story

Larry Sawyer adored the love of his life, wife Esther R. Sawyer, his most devoted supporter when it came to his greatest passion, the profession of internal auditing. For more than a decade, the Sawyer Family has generously funded the Esther R. Sawyer Research Award through The IIA Research Foundation (IIARF) to support students in exploring internal audit research. This year, The IIARF unveiled the Larry Sawyer Research Foundation Project of the Year Award to recognize the most outstanding IIARF project produced during the prior year.

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The Passing of the Baton

The success of The Foundation is in no small part due to the efforts of a deeply dedicated and highly qualified team of individuals who comprise The IIARF’s Board of Trustees (BOT). Each year, at The IIA’s International Conference, we thank members from the BOT team whose service is complete and welcome incoming members as they begin their journey to fulfill this challenging and rewarding role.

Enterprise Risk Management

The Missing Piece

Written by Paul Sobel and Kurt Reding, Enterprise Risk Management: Achieving and Sustaining Success provides internal auditors the key piece for professionals to be successful in today’s rapidly changing business climate. To prevail, organizations must find ways to create new value and foresee risks. Regardless of a professional’s ERM expertise, this resource will aid in translating complex ERM concepts into concrete guidance that internal auditors find straightforward and practical. 

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Another Way the Research Foundation Gives Back

The IIA Research Foundation (IIARF) has awarded several prizes through the Bookstore in its sweepstakes giveaways since October 2011. Participants still have the opportunity to win — Sawyer’s Guide for Internal Auditors, 6th Edition — by taking the Bookstore Survey today.




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