Asian Confederation of
Institutes of Internal Auditors
ACIIA is a confederation of eighteen (18) IIA affiliates in the Asia Pacific region comprising IIA Australia, IIA Azerbaijan, IIA China, IIA Hong Kong China, IIA India, IIA Indonesia, IIA Japan, IIA Korea, IIA Malaysia, IIA New Zealand, IIA Papua New Guinea, IIA Philippines, IIA Singapore, IIA Sri Lanka, IIA Chinese Taiwan and IIA Thailand.
The establishment of ACIIA dated back to March 1999 when one of its founder members, IIA Hong Kong, hosted a meeting which was attended by representatives of the ten affiliates in Hong Kong. This meeting was then named the Asian Summit of Internal Auditing. Subsequently, over the years the affiliates continued to gather on an annual basis to share and exchange knowledge on internal audit related initiatives undertaken by the respective affiliates. The subsequent meetings were held in conjunction with the Asian Regional Conferences which were organised annually by the affiliates on a rotation basis.
At a meeting held in conjunction with the 2001 Asian Regional Conference, IIA Malaysia was selected as the secretariat for ACIIA. The official registration of ACIIA with the Registrar of Societies Malaysia convened in 2005 and as at 24 February 2006, ACIIA registration was officially approved.
ACIIA shall maintain the IIA’s motto “Progress Through Sharing” and shall strive to achieve its vision through the spirit of sharing among its affiliates.
The Vision of the ACIIA is to be the regional voice of the internal auditing profession: advocating its value, promoting best practice, and providing exceptional service to its members.
To achieve the vision, ACIIA is to provide dynamic leadership for the profession of internal auditing : to coordinate the development, enhancement and promotion of the internal auditing profession in the Asian Region. Key aims in support of this vision are :
- Enhance the standards and practices of the profession through certification and the adoption of international and regional best practices in internal auditing.
- Assist in the growth and development of the Institutes of Internal Auditors (IIA Affiliates) affiliates to the Institute of Internal Auditors incorporated in the United States of America (IIA Global) through networking, marketing, education and research and information sharing.
- Foster a strong and cohesive profession by providing leadership on emerging issues; coordinating with IIA Global and other IIA Affiliates to achieve appropriate strategic objectives.
- Enhance the image and interests of the internal auditing profession regionally through the promotion of its role and achievements.