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, such as getting the most out our audit report recommendations. What can internal auditors do to help ensure their audit recommendations are acted upon? Trainer and consultant Margie Bastolla shares best practices and explains what stakeholders most want to see in an audit report in this recent video.

Featured Resources​​​​

Internal Audit and Data Analytics

Internal Audit and Data Analytics

This AEC exclusive report offers insight from three audit executives on how they are utilizing data analytics in internal audit. The report includes a framework CAEs can use to plan and implement a data analytics strategy within their audit function. Read the report.

Exponential Value: Assurance Over Organizational Strategy & Change

Exponential Value: Assurance Over Organizational Strategy & Change

Organizational success depends on constant innovation and change. This session highlights how to provide real-time assurance over strategic activities and change. Watch the webinar playback.

Continuous Auditing and Monitoring

Continuous Auditing and Monitoring

A CAE colleague had some questions regarding the continuous auditing and monitoring process; internal audit’s role in this process varied greatly among survey respondents. Read more.

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