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Fall 2011 Issue - IIA Research Foundation Report




International Conference Offers Universal Insights and Provides New Opportunities for Global Internal Audit Research

More than 10,000 miles away from IIA headquarters, individuals from around the globe gathered to attend The IIA’s 2011 International Conference this past July in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The expanded presence of The IIA Research Foundation (IIARF) at this year’s conference got people talking, opening the door for important research topics to take center stage over the next year. Read more.





The IIARF’s New Vice President and Next Great Champion

The twang in her voice that exposes her Arkansas roots and her love of salsa dancing make her an interesting character study. However, it is her more than two decades as a dedicated employee of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) that make Margie Bastolla the ideal candidate for the new vice president of The IIA Research Foundation. Formally stepping into her position last July, Bastolla has just started to get her feet wet and delve into the vast opportunities ahead of her. Read more.






Principal Partners: Fuelling Research that Drives Internal Audit Knowledge

The internal engine that propels us to explore, learn, and use the knowledge we gain to enable progress — some say it is at the core of what makes us human. Can this same spirit be found within an organization? The IIA Research Foundation (IIARF) believes the answer is yes and it has received proof in the form of enthusiastic and generous support from organizations in The IIA’a Principal Partners Program.   In a time when so many companies are cycling through multiple rounds of budget cuts, Principal Partners remain focused on the long-term impacts their support will have on the profession and are committed to being part of the reason why the future still looks bright for internal auditing. Read more.








In today’s economy, status quo does not cut it. The IIA Research Foundation (IIARF) knows that internal auditors and the stakeholders they serve, such as the board of directors, are not immune to this increased pressure. They are at the center of it. It is why The IIARF has released three new products through its Bookstore: Clarity-Impact-Speed: Delivering Audit Reports that Matter, Improving Board Risk Oversight through Best Practices, and Board Effectiveness – What Works Best, 2nd Edition. Read more.










Going the distance is something friends and colleagues say you can count on Mark Salamasick to do whenever he takes on a project. It is this dedication that originally led to his nomination to The Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation’s (IIARF’s) Board of Trustees (BOT) and allows him to continue to go the distance as he completes his second, three-year term. Having previously served on the Committee of Research and Education Advisors (CREA), the technical committee reporting to the BOT, Salamasick’s intense focus and unyielding passion for the profession were quickly noticed. Read more.








IIARF Annual Report Release Provides 2010 Highlights

Focus On the Future is a theme that exemplifies The IIA Research Foundation 2010 Annual Report and The Foundation’s vision to understand, shape, and advance the global internal audit profession. During 2010, The Foundation conducted and issued groundbreaking research. Read more.








Insights from IIARF Pat Scipio

Focus for the Future — As presented in the 2010 Annual Report of The IIA Research Foundation (IIARF), we have reconfirmed our vision, our mission, and strategic initiatives. Rest assured, The Foundation is poised and properly positioned to move the internal audit profession forward. The 2010 Global Audit Survey provides the blueprint for advancing the profession during the next three to five years. Furthermore, our corporate and individual contributors, IIA chapters, and institutes consistently deliver the financial support needed to produce timely research and educational products that resonate with internal auditors everywhere. Read more.



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