The IIA’s Audit Executive Center produces a variety of knowledge deliverables to meet the content and professional education needs of CAEs and their staff:
Flash Alerts provide a synopsis of new issues of vital importance to CAEs and their organizations as soon as they occur. Page count: 1–4 pages.
News Briefs provide CAEs and their staff with high-level information on key topics of interest. News Briefs are written in article format. Page count: 2–7 pages.
Case Studies/Lessons Learned provide examples of leading internal audit processes and other corporate efforts aimed at tackling current issues impacting organizations worldwide. Page counts vary.
“ A Peer’s Perspective” Papers highlight opinions on topics of importance to CAEs and the internal audit profession. Perspectives are provided by practitioners from high-performing internal audit activities. Page count: 3–8 pages.
Q-and-As provide an easy-to-read summary of information, in a question-and-answer (Q-and-A) format, on a specific issue of importance to CAEs. Answers will be provided by internal audit practitioners representing internal audit functions of various staff sizes and from different industries and company types. Page count: 4–8 pages.
Knowledge Alerts share timely information on specific topics representing the latest trends or emerging issues of interest to CAEs and internal auditors worldwide and may include imperatives for immediate action. Page count: 5–10 pages.
Knowledge Briefings summarize information on topics outside the internal audit profession that are of interest to CAEs and other internal auditors or issues that might impact the internal audit activity. Briefings also include leading practices and recommendations based on survey results and from CAEs and internal auditors with expertise on the subject under discussion. Page count: 5–10 pages; however some maybe longer depending on the topic.
Knowledge Reports gather existing IIA intelligence on internal audit topics of appeal to CAEs and their staff. Reports also provide leading practices and recommendations based on survey results and from CAEs and internal auditors with expertise on the subject under discussion. Page count: 10–20 pages.
Benchmarking Study Reports provide benchmarking data and trends on specific subjects internal auditors can use to share, compare, and validate their work. Page counts vary depending on the length of the study and the leading practices summarized.