Process Excellence

​Processes are critical to running an effective and efficient audit activity. The foundation is established in the profession's standards (International Professional Practices Framework), but most CAEs look for additional guidance and tips to continuously improve their processes. This page lists some of the more pertinent information CAEs can use in this endeavor.

Featured Resources​​​​

​Courageous Leadership

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Courageous Leadership

The 2017 North American Pulse of Internal Audit report addresses four areas CAEs should consider. Two of these areas are where internal audit leaders have identified ongoing challenges: internal audit’s use of data analytics, and interpersonal dynamics between internal audit and others in the organization. Read the report.

​Keys to Sustaining Continuous Risk Assessment

​Keys to Sustaining Continuous Risk Assessment

In this AEC webinar, learn from a fellow CAE how to keep your internal audit risk assessment current. Watch the webinar playback.

Engaging Third Parties for Internal Audit Activities

Engaging Third Parties for Internal Audit Activities​

Having the right staff resources to complete audit plans is one of the biggest challenges facing CAEs today. To meet growing stakeholder demands, many internal audit organizations are engaging third parties for help. This report helps CAEs more effectively manage these relationships. Read the Knowledge Brief.

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