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January 2012

2012 is Our BIG Year!

 
Like it or not, 2012 is here. Many set new resolutions or goals to start the year off right. We hope you are working toward achieving them. Don’t give up! Remember, all good things come with consistent and continued effort.

While we are on the subject of goals, we hope you have some lofty, yet obtainable, goals for improving some aspect of your chapter — yes, set some BIG goals. The IIA’s Chapter Relations Department is committed to helping chapters and chapter leaders reach their goals and become their absolute best. We have developed a three-step process for you and your chapter to go BIG in 2012:

 

  1. Believe. As a chapter leader, you have to believe in your ability to excel in your job and in your volunteer role. Your volunteerism and career go hand and glove. We all know the importance of having and keeping a job, but did you know that the skills you develop while volunteering can and will directly improve your job performance? Continue to believe in your service to the profession! It can be rewarding to you personally and professionally.
     
  2.  Inspire. As a chapter leader you should set goals for your chapter that inspire you and your members. Sometimes leaders can become discouraged because their chapter goal was not achieved within one year. Don’t let the length of your term deter you from doing something great. Build consensus with your fellow board members concerning the strategic plan for your chapter and work toward them until they are accomplished.

    As a leader, there are also times when your inspiration wanes. When that happens, get inspired by hearing from others. There are several IIA tools designed to inspire and educate chapter leaders: engage in dialogue with others and stay inspired by posting a question or a success story on our LinkedIn Chapter Leaders Group Page; contact your District Representative (DR), District Advisor (DA), or Chapter Relations staff member; and be sure to attend your district workshop or the Leadership Academy. These events are designed to train, motivate and inspire you (see the rest of this newsletter for more information about these activities and meetings).
     
  3. Go for it! Without action there will be no success. Face your chapter’s challenges. Seek help and use your resources when needed. You are surrounded by a great support group, so enlist them! You can go BIG in 2012!

 



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Save the Date: IIA’s 2012 Leadership Academy: Mission Possible

Who knew there were secrets to becoming a great chapter and chapter leader? Well, this April we will be sharing secrets for chapter and chapter leader success. Join IIA staff, chapter leaders, district advisors and district representatives at the 2012 Leadership Academy, April 22–24, 2012 at the Walt Disney World Yacht & Beach Club Resort in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida.

This is the first training and networking event of the year for incoming 2012–-2013 chapter leaders. The Leadership Academy will help prepare you for your chapter leader role and ensure you have the tools and resources needed for a successful year. Chapter leaders will have the opportunity to gain valuable insight from other chapter leaders, your district advisor and district representative, while earning up to 18 continuing professional education (CPE) credits. This year’s theme is “Mission Possible.” Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be revealed at the Leadership Academy. See you there!



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Chapter Newsletter Challenge

Regular communication to chapter members is an important aspect of building a successful chapter. A well-written chapter newsletter is a valuable tool that will not only help your members stay in-the-know about chapter events and news about the profession; it also serves to encourage members to participate in chapter activities and stay involved in The IIA.

 To help share chapter newsletter leading practices — with the goal of inspiring ideas for all chapter leaders —Chapter Relations is continuing with our annual newsletter contest. Send a copy of your best 2011 newsletter, and members of The IIA’s editorial staff will judge the top publications. Newsletters received through ChapterRelations@theiia.org by Wednesday, February 29, 2012 will be reviewed for content, creativity, and format.

The winning newsletters will be featured in a future issue of Leaderslink as a leading practice example. The winning chapter will be recognized at the upcoming 2012 Leadership Academy being held April 22–24, 2012 in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida.



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How are Your Chapter Members Internal Auditing Heroes?

We want to hear how your members have used the Internal Auditing Framework (IPPF) or any of the position papers, practice advisories, and practice guides from The IIA to become an internal auditing “hero” within their workplace. (Visit the "How Did the IPPF Make You a Hero" article for examples.)How are Your Chapter Members Internal Auditing Heroes?

Click here for the “I’m an Internal Auditing Hero Because . . .” form. Distribute to your chapter members at your next chapter event or link to this form from your chapter website.

For each form returned to IIA HQ by Jan. 31, 2012, your chapter will earn 1 CAP point (totals will be provided to chapters by Feb. 15) and your members and chapter may be featured in an upcoming article about IIA membership. 

In addition, all entries received by Jan. 31, 2012 will be entered into a drawing for a US $100 IIA Research Foundation gift certificate, and the chapter of the winning entry will receive a complete set of the GTAG series to distribute as a door prize.



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Put Your Chapter on the Map — 2012 Donald E. Ricketts Research Award

 
Global Understanding Begins With Local Perspective

To help internal auditing evolve, it is critical to gain an understanding of the issues facing the profession around the world. To gather information, each year The IIARF sponsors the Donald E. Ricketts Award, a research competition for IIA chapters and institutes to submit a research report covering a critical topic affecting the profession.

Provide Your Perspective

Dr. Donald E. Ricketts served as a member of The IIA and The Research Foundation Board of Research Advisors since 1977 and chaired the Chapter Research and Doctoral Dissertation Committee since its inception. His leadership and support of this research program was instrumental in its ongoing success. In 1996, The Foundation honored his memory by naming the research competition after him.

Dr. Ricketts believed that every chapter had a contribution to make by providing research on topics of relevance to the profession. It is in this spirit that The IIARF invites all interested chapters to contribute to the global internal audit knowledgebase by submitting a proposal for consideration. Each project submitted will be evaluated on:

  • Quality of work.
  • Interest and practical value.
  • Topic originality.
  • Basis for further research.

All submissions must be original work. Previously published works as well as surveys of local chapter or institute administration will not be accepted. Additionally, the research must be started and completed during the current chapter or institute year to be eligible.

Reap the Rewards

Beyond making a meaningful contribution to the profession and attesting to your chapter or institute’s commitment to helping the profession evolve, your chapter will automatically be awarded 20 CAP points for just submitting a project. In addition, the IIARF offers chapters The IIARF Matching Grant Program. The program reviews and selects specific research projects, where the IIARF matches 50 percent of the funds designated for the project (up to a maximum of US $500 per chapter or institute per year). Submission for funding your research topic needs to be submitted the year prior.

The deadline for the Donald E. Ricketts Award is March 1, 2012, so begin drafting your proposal today. Awards will be presented at the 2012 Leadership Academy.

For more information and complete submission details, please visit www.theiia.org/research or e-mail research@theiia.org.

 



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IIA HQ Marketing Department Offers Chapters Logo Downloads and Banner Orders

Your chapter can download professionally designed IIA chapter logos in a variety of formats for use in all of your chapter materials. The IIA HQ marketing department created these to follow the brand standards of The IIA as well as to make it as convenient as possible for chapters to promote themselves and the value of The IIA. Download your chapter logo today.

In addition, all IIA chapters have an opportunity to purchase a professional banner to display at chapter events, college and university programs, roundtables, etc. Each banner will contain your chapter name and logo, one graphic (two to choose from), one headline (two to choose from), as well as five attributes that might best describe your services.

 To place an order, please complete and submit the online order form.



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Boston ButtonAre You and Your Members "Boston Bound?"

The IIA’s July 8 - 11, 2012 International Conference, in Boston, MA, is the premier global event for audit professionals interested in “Revolutionizing Internal Audit.” The IIA and the Boston Chapter will welcome an anticipated 2,500 people from 100 countries for 6 impactful keynote sessions, 77 educational sessions in 11 tracks, unforgettable social and networking events, and an opportunity to visit historic Boston.

Chapter leaders are encouraged to use the tools available in the International Conference Toolkit to promote the event. New on the site is a downloadable E Brochure and a Program-at-a-Glance. The conference is offering an early registration discount of US $600 for IIA members who register for the conference prior to February 29 and book a room at one of the official conference hotels. Visit www.iia2012ic.org for details.

This just in . . . “Like” The IIA International Conference on Facebook, post a photo or video representative of Boston, and receive a source code to use when registering for the conference. Participants will receive a source code to use during registration and will be eligible to win a US $100 gift card to a Boston dining establishment.You and your members can visit www.facebook.com/IIAIntlConf to participate.


Be Original, Be Fun, Be “Boston Bound!”

When you and your members “Like” the International Conference on Facebook, and post a photo or video representative of Boston, you will receive a source code to use when registering for the conference and will be eligible to win a US $100 gift card to a Boston dining establishment. Visit www.facebook.com/IIAIntlConf to participate.


Questions? Contact
International.Conference@theiia.org.  

 



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Curriculum Updates

The curriculum Development department has implemented what is known as the curriculum Continuous Improvement Program (CIP). This program is designed to enhance the quality and consistency of IIA curriculum through a disciplined process on a continuous basis. With a focus on:
  • Establishing baseline standards for quality and ensuring all courses meet this minimum baseline, and
  • Adhering to instructional design standards, style and format guidelines, current IPPF version and NASBA requirements.

 NEW Courses Launched:

 

Operational Auditing: Influencing Positive Change

Launching in 2012, Operational Auditing: Influencing Positive Change replaces our current operational auditing courseware. Through focused activities and case studies, this course explores current and emerging business trends and issues across industry sectors. Participants will discover that operational auditing plays an important role in today’s business environment well beyond the realm of money, compliance, and traditional internal controls, and into the realm of a trusted business partner influencing management’s pursuit of operational excellence. 

 

Statistical Sampling for Internal Auditors

The IIA’s newest seminar, Statistical Sampling for Internal Auditors, gives you an opportunity to learn about the strategies and pitfalls regarding data collection, while providing answers to commonly asked questions. This course provides opportunities for participants to raise issues and concerns they are currently facing and to apply what they have learned to audits currently underway, particularly typical challenges faced by auditors in sample selection, data interpretation, generalization, and representativeness. 

 

Auditing the Cloud

This course introduces the seemingly new and specific risks of the various types of cloud computing. Through reviewing recent cloud computing failures and breaches, together with a detailed discussion of traditional contract compliance issues and associated risk mitigation strategies, participants will come away with an ability to assess and prioritize risks associated with their organization’s planned or existing implementation(s) of cloud computing.  For more information on this course, please contact Shauna.Vaughan@theiia.org.

 

Existing courses with UPDATES in-progress:

  • Auditor-in-Charge: Tools and Techniques
  • Enterprise Risk Management: An Introduction 
 
If you have any questions regarding curriculum updates, please contact:
Shauna LeBlanc Vaughan
Curriculum Quality & Design Manager
Shauna.Vaughan@theiia.org


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New Year Presents Opportunity for Gaining New Perspectives

Internal auditing is constantly evolving, bringing with it new challenges as well as established issues requiring examination from a new perspective. To support practitioners, The IIA Research Foundation has established 2012 priority research topics and invites researchers to submit proposals on:

  • Effective Use of Technology — examples, barriers, and reporting implications.
  • Ethical Behavior Auditing — defining unethical behavior and identifying reliable indicators.
  • Fraud — anticipating and preparing for what is coming next.
  • Internal Audit Communications — communicating results, providing insights, and leveraging emerging trends.
  • Responding to Significant Risk Events — internal audit’s role throughout the process.
  • Internal Audit and Strategic Direction —– how internal audit adds value as it relates to the organization’s strategic direction.Common Body of Knowledge

Additionally, The IIARF is leveraging the power of the 2010 Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK) by simultaneously releasing three CBOK-related RFPs:

  • Internal Audit Around the World: A Perspective on Global Regions.
  • IT and Internal Audit.
  • IA: Quality Assurance and Improvement.

In addition to submitting a proposal to conduct research, your chapter or company can participate by sponsoring a research project listed above. There are many benefits that come with sponsorship. Please contact Karen.revels@theiia.org for sponsorship information. Complete RFPs will be posted January 16, 2012. Review Proposal Guidelines and submit your proposal by March 12, 2012.

 



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IIA Launches New Video-sharing Site

The IIA has launched AuditChannel.tv, a new video-sharing site, addressing the specific needs of internal auditors and the business community. With video channels focused on areas such as fraud, governance, risk, technology, operations, compliance, and more, AuditChannel.tv enables internal audit professionals worldwide to search for and post videos that address the topics of greatest interest to the profession. There’s even an entire channel for chapters!

As an IIA member, you are invited to register as a user at www.AuditChannel.tv or www.AuditChannel.tv/mobile (for mobile devices). Once registered, you can view, rate, and comment on the site's current content — and add your own. Contributing content is easy. Grab your mobile phone or sit in front of your webcam, film a short segment (two to five minutes in length), and post to AuditChannel.tv using the instructions provided on the site.



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Collaborative Anti-Fraud Initiative Releases Online Quiz and Opportunity for CPE Credit!

The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) has partnered with The IIA, Financial Executives International (FEI), and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) for an “Anti-Fraud Initiative,” which endeavors to increase collaboration among members of the financial reporting supply chain. The first to release a collaboration tool is FEI with an online feature article in the November issue of Financial Executive magazine. The article is followed by an online quiz that offers a free CPE credit. After reading the article, be sure to create a profile to receive the free CPE credits. Read the article. There is also an additional fraud literacy quiz you can take to test your knowledge. Click here to begin the quiz. Read the full press release.



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COSO Releases Update to Internal Control – Integrated Framework (Framework) for Public CommentCOSO

The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) has released a draft update to the Framework for public comment. Previously, COSO had engaged PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) to author changes to the Framework in consideration of the evolving business environment and associated risks since its original publication in 1992. During this process, COSO worked with PwC on the update approaching ways organizations may adapt to increasing complexity and pace of change, mitigate risks to the achievement of objectives, and provide reliable information to support sound decision making. A broad range of professionals from industry as well as representatives and observers from academia, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations have provided a wealth of perspective on how the original Framework can be refreshed. While the Framework retains its core definition of internal control and the five components of a system of internal control, one of the most significant enhancements made is the codification of the original internal control concepts into 17 principles and supporting attributes that further support organizations as they apply judgment in managing risk and improving performance.

 

The comment period ends March 31, 2012. At which time, the Framework will be revised as necessary. Release of the final Framework is expected by November 2012.

 

To access the complete Internal Control-Integrated Framework, please visit www.ic.coso.org

We encourage you to share this information and link with your members on your web site, newsletter, and events.  

For an overview of the proposed revision, you are invited to attend a webinar hosted jointly by The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The IIA. During the Webinar, attendees will hear directly from members of the COSO board and the update taskforce. For more information and to register, click here .



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IIA 2011–2012 Chairman of the Board Video: "Assess Our Relevance"

We are pleased to announce that the 20112012 IIA Chairman’s message is now available with French and Spanish subtitles.

As The IIA’s chief spokesperson and advocate for the internal audit profession worldwide, Denny K. Beran, CIA, CCSA, CRMA, CPA, CFE , chose “Assess Our Relevance” as his 2011–2012 Chairman’s theme. He believes that internal auditors must continue to become more relevant to both their stakeholders and their profession. As he speaks to The IIA’s constituents and 170,000 members around the globe, he will encourage fellow practitioners to assess their own relevance and to strive to be an indispensable asset to their organizations. You can view the chairman’s message on The IIA web site and download a high-resolution copy for your personal viewing. If you want to request a DVD copy for chapter or institute events, please contact pr@theiia.org.



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Changes to Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Requirements and Reporting Processes to be Implemented in 2012

On Tuesday November 15, 2011, the Global Board approved the implementation of several key changes to the continuing professional education (CPE) reporting process. The changes in the program align The IIA with industry best practices and will enhance the reporting experience for certified individuals.

Effective January 1, 2012, changes to the reporting period, CPE requirements, and the reporting process were implemented.

Read the full story.



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2012 Changes in IIA Certification Exam Seat Time

In order to streamline the CIA exam process for candidates and to avoid an impending price increase in the delivery of exams by our vendor, The IIA is reducing the number of un-scored questions on the CIA exam and specialty exams. Read the full story



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2013 CIA Changes

IIA Global Headquarters would like to notify you of impending changes to the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) program scheduled for 2013.

In response to findings from a Job Analysis Study (JAS) for the CIA program conducted in 2011, the Professional Certifications Board (PCB) and the Board of Directors of The IIA have approved two key changes to the program. The JAS determined that the body of knowledge related to the profession of internal auditing has changed since the last exam content update in 2004 and therefore needs to be adjusted to reflect those changes.

The first change will impact the exam structure, reducing the program from four to three exam parts. With the reduction in parts, The IIA will be eliminating the recognition credit provision previously applicable to Part 4. The final change consists of a realignment of the exam content outline and question count for each part. Below is a brief overview of the new outline:

Part 1 – Internal Auditing Basics

Duration: 2.5 hours

Question Count: 125

Part 2 Exam: Internal Audit Practice

Duration: 2.0 hours

Question Count: 100

Part 3 Exam: Internal Audit Knowledge Elements

Duration: 2.0 hours

Question Count: 100

Topical focus areas include:
  • IIA Mandatory Guidance
  • Internal Control and Risk
  • Tools and Techniques for Conducting the Audit Engagement

Topical focus areas include:

  • Managing the Internal Audit Function
  • Managing Individual Engagements
  • Fraud Risks and Controls 

Topical focus areas include:

  • Governance
  • Risk Management
  • Organizational Structure and Business Processes
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • IT/Business Continuity
  • Financial Management
  • Global Business Environment

 

The new content and three-part exam structure are scheduled to be implemented by mid-2013. The IIA is currently working to finalize the transition process for those who are currently in the CIA program and do not complete the program prior to the implementation of the new structure. Additional details related to the transition process will be made available at the beginning of 2012.

2013 CIA Exam Outline

Frequently Asked Questions about the 2013 Changes



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Support Your Members’ 2012 Goals with CIA® Review.

January is the time that many of us feel a surge of motivation to do bigger and better things in the coming year. With enthusiasm high, this is a great time to speak with your members about the Certified Internal Auditor® designation. Regardless of the resources available at your chapter, The IIA can help you help your members meet their CIA goals with The IIA’s CIA Learning System.

Why should your chapter offer CIA exam review?

  • Support your members’ certification and professional development goals.
  • Expand your chapter’s reach into the community and grow membership.
  • Become a Chapter of Excellence. Earn recognition and up to 50 CAP points for your successes! The 2012 deadline is March 1, 2012!
  • Make a big impact with limited effort. The IIA will provide support to plan, promote, and execute your CIA training program. Three implementation options are available: self-study, live facilitator-led courses, and online facilitator-led courses or seminars.

How will a chapter-sponsored CIA review program help your members?

  • Prepare your members to pass the CIA exam.
  • Expand members’ knowledge in topics critical to internal audit and help them make an immediate impact at their workplace.
  • Give your members the flexibility to study on their own with interactive self-study materials or gather together in a facilitator-led course.

For more information on CIA review program options or the Chapter of Excellence program, please contact Kelly Cruz, IIA Regional Partnership Manager, at kelly.cruz@theiia.org or +1-651-905-2671. Remember, the deadline to become a 2012 Chapter of Excellence is March 1, 2012.



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Just Released: Supplemental Guidance - Public Sector Definition

This supplemental guidance released by The IIA is intended to clarify the often ambiguous term public sector. It is generally agreed that the public sector includes government and publicly-controlled or publicly-funded agencies, enterprises, and other organizations that deliver public programs, goods, or services. Yet, it is not always clear whether any specific organization should be included under that umbrella. “Public Sector Definition” provides specific, identifiable criteria to help define the boundary between public and private sector. Upon reviewing this material, you will be able to identify specific criteria to appropriately classify organizations around the world as being in the public sector.

 

This document is classified in our new category titled “Supplemental Guidance.” Please note that this new category is not part of the IPPF. This material is not mandatory or strongly recommended IPPF guidance.  

More information on this category and past documents we now classify as being in the category can be found at http://www.theiia.org/guidance/standards-and-guidance/non-ippf-supported-material/. These resources are free for members.



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New IPPF Practice Guide Released: Reliance by Internal Audit on Other Assurance Providers

The IIA’s International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) has released a new practice guide entitled “Reliance by Internal Audit on Other Assurance Providers.”

Ever-increasing compliance requirements and business complexity have driven companies to establish or procure additional risk management and assurance functions. The objectives of other assurance providers are often interrelated with those of the chief audit executives (CAE) and internal audit leadership. The challenge to CAEs is to incorporate the results of these providers with the work of internal audit to communicate a comprehensive opinion to key stakeholders.

As part of the IPPF, this practice guide utilizes the fundamental principles established by the Standards to provide a process for valuing the work of others and assessing the reliability of assurance providers. Ultimately, responsible coordination attracts greater reliance on internal audit, decreasing the cost of compliance and increasing the efficiency for providing assurance.

IIA Practice Guides provide guidance for conducting internal audit activities. They represent strongly recommended guidance that includes detailed processes and procedures, such as tools and techniques, programs, and step-by-step approaches for effective implementation of The IIA mandatory guidance.

All of the guides are available as a free download to members. Guides are available for purchase for nonmembers through The IIA Research Foundation Bookstore. Download your copies today!



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2012 Standards Exposure

The International Internal Auditing Standards Board (IIASB) develops and monitors the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards). Because the Standards are mandatory and have pervasive impact on internal auditors worldwide, any changes must be exposed for public comment before being adopted. At its December 2011 meeting, the IIASB decided to expose proposed Standards changes in 2012. The exposure period will be for ninety (90) days beginning Feb. 20, 2012.

The exposure will be communicated to members and internal audit practitioners opted into IIA email in a web-based survey format displaying the existing Standards and highlighting the proposed changes on Feb. 20, 2012. The Exposure is expected to be translated into French and Spanish. We will inform you if these translations will be available.

We would like to outline the upcoming activities that will require your chapter’s participation and support in order for this process to be successful.

  • Standards exposure period: Feb. 20–May 20, 2012. The exposure survey will be open to the public for comment. We will send you a web link to the exposure survey prior to Feb. 20. We need your help in communicating this survey to the members, internal audit practitioners, and stakeholders in your chapter area so that they are aware of this opportunity to comment on the proposed changes to the Standards. All individuals must submit their comments using the online survey tool. Organizations and institutes are encouraged to respond using the online survey. If they choose to respond via letter, please send it to: iia-exposure@theiia.org .
     
  • Final Standards release and translation: The IIASB members will receive results for their analysis of the public exposure prior to their in-person meeting July 12–13, 2012. At that meeting, the IIASB will review and discuss the comments received from the exposure and try to finalize the Standards revisions. As part of thenew process, it is now required that the IPPF Oversight Council, as an independent body, review the IIA’s standards-setting due process prior to the Standards revision release. Once the revised Standards are released in English, it is expected that the Institutes will have two to three months to translate the revised Standards intotheir local languages. Currently, the target timing to release the final revised Standards is approximately Oct. 2012, and the effective date is expected to beJan. 1, 2013. 

On behalf of the IIASB, we appreciate your continuous support of the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards). Should you have any questions, please email iia-exposure@theiia.org.



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Research RFPs Released - New Year Presents Opportunity for Gaining New Perspectives
Internal auditing is constantly evolving, bringing with it new challenges, as well as established issues requiring examination from a new perspective. To support practitioners, The IIA Research Foundation has established 2012 priority research topics and invites researchers to submit proposals on:
 
·         Effective Use of Technology – examples, barriers, and reporting implications
·         Ethical Behavior Auditing – defining unethical behavior and identifying reliable indicators
·         Fraud – anticipating and preparing for what is coming next
·         Internal Audit Communications – communicating results, providing insights, and leveraging emerging trends
·         Responding to Significant Risk Events – internal audit’s role throughout the process
·        Internal Audit and Strategic Direction – how internal audit adds value as it relates to the organization’s strategic direction
Additionally, The IIARF is leveraging the power of the 2010 Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK) by simultaneously releasing three CBOK-related RFPs:
·         Internal Audit Around the World: A Perspective on Global Regions
·         IT and Internal Audit
·         IA: Quality Assurance and Improvement
 
In addition to submitting a proposal to conduct research, your chapter or company can participate by sponsoring a research project listed above. There are many benefits that come with sponsorship. Please contact Karen.revels@theiia.org for sponsorship information. 
 
Complete RFPs were posted January 16, 2012. Review Proposal Guidelines and submit your proposal by March 12, 2012.


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IIA Awards — Call for Nominations

We are asking for your help in identifying qualified candidates to be considered for the highest awards given by The IIA:

  • The Bradford Cadmus Memorial Award
  • The Victor Z. Brink Award for Distinguished Service
  • The William G. Bishop III, CIA Lifetime Achievement Award

Recipients of these awards will receive complimentary registration and travel arrangements for the International Conference in Boston, Mass., in July 2012, as well as special recognition during the conference.

The deadline for nominations is Feb. 28, 2012.

Click here to download the call for nominations, click here to download the nomination form. If you would prefer to receive the call for nominations as an attachment, please request a copy from Lori Gagnon at Lori.Gagnon@theiia.org.



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North American Chapter Leaders on LinkedIn

Linked InAre you an IIA chapter leader wanting to network with fellow leaders? Join The IIA’s North American Chapter Leaders Group in LinkedIn! The group offers North American chapter leaders (U.S., Canada, Caribbean chapters)  the opportunity to discuss various topics such as technology solutions and ways to engage members. The group also gives chapter leaders a forum in which to dialogue. There are already 380 members in the group, and you can find something new every day. Instead of going through the occasional hassle of email, this group is a forum for our leaders to engage and network. Follow the link below to request to join. Requests to join are approved within five days.

Join the North American Chapter Leaders Group by logging into LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com) and then searching for the IIA North American Chapter Leaders group.



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Special Offer from The IIA Research Foundation Bookstore
20% off

You asked for it! Working with chapter leaders, The IIARF Bookstore has created a special offer to all chapter members: 20% OFF Chapter Book of the Month! Each month, the book will change to cover another topic of interest to our members. Take the following link, bookmark it, and share it with your chapter: http://www.theiia.org/bookstore/content/chapter-book-of-the-month-1048.cfm.
 
With hundreds of titles to choose from — including books, training materials, certification preparation, interactive programs, and more — The IIARF Bookstore is a one-stop shop for your internal audit resources. Every IIARF Bookstore product has been reviewed by internal auditors to guarantee a perfect fit.


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We’re Asking . . . Please Tell Us!Please Tells us

As a chapter leader we know you have a wealth of knowledge and we want to get your feedback. Please take a few minutes to fill out this brief survey.

Participate in the chapter leaders survey:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MCFVP87



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Welcome Maunda Land!

Maunda LandThe IIA’s Chapter Relations Department would like to welcome Maunda Land, CMP. Maunda and her family recently relocated to Florida from Lansing, Michigan. She brings 10+ years of experience including her most recent role as VP, Professional Development with the Michigan Association of Insurance Agents. Previously, Maunda was the membership services director at the Life Chargers Christian Center and chief of staff and policy outreach coordinator for Representative Kwame Kilpatrick in the Michigan House of Representatives. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Applications from Michigan State University and is excited about her new responsibilities at The IIA. Maunda is the chapter relations manager for the Caribbean, Central, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Southeast districts. She can be reached at maunda.land@theiia.org and +1-407-937-1314. Maunda Land and Donna Wiley are both available for chapter support.



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