AUDIT EXECUTIVE CENTER HOT TOPICS

Writers are eligible to receive Continuing Professional Education credit to be used toward any IIA designation. (For more information on obtaining CPE credit toward any IIA designation, please refer to the Publications section of The IIA’s Administrative Directive No. 4: Continuing Professional Education Requirements.) Following is a list covering some of the hot topics as identified by CAEs and other internal audit professionals:

 
Governance 
  • The changing relationship between audit committees and chief audit executives.
  • Auditing strategic risks.
 
Fraud 
  • Executive compensation - should internal auditors/audit committees be concerned?
 
Risk
  • Convergence of risk management, compliance, and internal audit.
  • Reputation risk, especially in light of recent high-profile instances of corporate reputation damage. 
 
Technology
  • Business continuity planning.
  • Social media risks.
  • Emerging technologies.
 
Ethics
  • Case studies of audits involving the organization's moral principles, rules, standards, or tone at the top.
  • The price of not auditing ethics in an organization.
 
Financial and Compliance Auditing
  • Best practices in post-acquisition audits.
  • Auditing the due diligence process.
  • How should internal and external auditors work together?
 
Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability
 
  • Auditing sustainability KPIs.
  • Carbon trading, offsets, and renewable energy credits.
  • Auditing employee safety.
  • Green IT audits.
  • Product integrity and safety audits.
 
Audit Management & Skills
  • Demonstrating the value of internal auditing to the audit committee.
  • Audit speed - opportunities for enhancement.
  •  Interacting with the board.
  • How to demonstrate the value of internal auditing to the audit committee.
If you have a topic idea that does not appear under one of the above headings, e-mail us anytime at contentmailbox@theiia.org and a member our Audit Executive Center team will contact you to discuss your topic idea and start the submission process. 
 
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